Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation / Edition 2

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Overview

Written by outstanding authorities, Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation puts the focus on the effective delivery of therapy to patients. After thoroughly introducing mechanical principles, this text explains the use of mechanical ventilation in the clinical management of patients suffering from more than a dozen different types of respiratory problems.

THE PREMIER TEXTBOOK ON MECHANICAL VENTILATION

Covering all aspects of mechanical ventilation for adult patients, this unique source features—

*Expert guidance on the effective application of mechanical ventilation to patients with twelve common respiratory disorders

*Algorithms to expedite treatment planning and monitoring

*Updated advice on important patient-management principles, such as protective lung ventilation

*Complete coverage of management in trauma and postoperative cases

*Discussions of airway management, positioning, sedation, paralysis, and ventilation techniques

*New chapters, including noninvasive positive pressure for acute respiratory failure; home mechanical ventilation; and high-frequency ventilation

*New coverage of miscellaneous ventilator modes; prone positioning; nitric oxide and helium usage; and partial liquid and TGI

*New glossary and excellent study features, such as chapter objectives, outlines, and lists of key concepts at the end of each chapter

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Alexander B. Adams, RRT (Regions Hospital)
Description: This is the second edition of an authoritative review for students and clinicians requiring rationale and basic guidelines for ventilatory care. The previous edition was published in 1996. The new edition can be justified by the introduction of new ventilator modes, changes in the venue of care delivery, and clinical studies verifying the benefits of a lung protective ventilator strategy.
Purpose: This book is about mechanical ventilation care, not ventilators. It is organized to cover principles of care, management of a range of conditions requiring mechanical ventilation, monitoring techniques, and special topics. Since respiratory therapists are often strong on the technical aspects of ventilators and weak on the principles of care, the objectives of are worthy. The objectives are met with this book.
Audience: This book is for clinicians caring for ventilated patients. Both authors are known authorities in ventilator management. While the target audience would be, primarily, respiratory care and nursing personnel, physicians directing ventilator care would benefit from sections of this book.
Features: Basic principles are covered without extensive detailing or referencing. Recommendations on the management of specific disease conditions are uniquely presented. The monitoring of ventilated patients is adequately addressed while the special topics section covers areas that often require several sources. Although the book is unreferenced and opinionated, the opinions are based on decades of experience.
Assessment: This book has no direct comparison since it provides direct instruction on the management of ventilated patients. It lacks the depth of Tobin's comprehensive review books on mechanical ventilation and monitoring. The technical aspects of ventilators are covered elsewhere. As a useful reference or a unique, basic instruction text, this book is quite good. The second edition is justified by rapid changes in the field of ventilator care.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Alexander B. Adams, RRT(Regions Hospital)
Description: This is the second edition of an authoritative review for students and clinicians requiring rationale and basic guidelines for ventilatory care. The previous edition was published in 1996. The new edition can be justified by the introduction of new ventilator modes, changes in the venue of care delivery, and clinical studies verifying the benefits of a lung protective ventilator strategy.
Purpose: This book is about mechanical ventilation care, not ventilators. It is organized to cover principles of care, management of a range of conditions requiring mechanical ventilation, monitoring techniques, and special topics. Since respiratory therapists are often strong on the technical aspects of ventilators and weak on the principles of care, the objectives of are worthy. The objectives are met with this book.
Audience: This book is for clinicians caring for ventilated patients. Both authors are known authorities in ventilator management. While the target audience would be, primarily, respiratory care and nursing personnel, physicians directing ventilator care would benefit from sections of this book.
Features: Basic principles are covered without extensive detailing or referencing. Recommendations on the management of specific disease conditions are uniquely presented. The monitoring of ventilated patients is adequately addressed while the special topics section covers areas that often require several sources. Although the book is unreferenced and opinionated, the opinions are based on decades of experience.
Assessment: This book has no direct comparison since it provides direct instruction on the management of ventilated patients. It lacks the depth of Tobin's comprehensive review books on mechanical ventilation and monitoring. The technical aspects of ventilators are covered elsewhere. As a useful reference or a unique, basic instruction text, this book is quite good. The second edition is justified by rapid changes in the field of ventilator care.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071352291
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/19/2002
  • Edition description: SECOND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 382
  • Sales rank: 1,142,580
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.95 (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Pt. 1 Principles of Mechanical Ventilation 1
Ch. 1 Physiologic Effects of Mechanical Ventilation 3
Ch. 2 Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury 16
Ch. 3 Overview of the Mechanical Ventilator System and Classification 26
Ch. 4 Traditional Modes of Mechanical Ventilation 34
Ch. 5 New Modes of Mechanical Ventilation 43
Ch. 6 Flows, Waveforms, and I:E Ratios 57
Ch. 7 Humidification and the Ventilator Circuit 70
Ch. 8 Pressure and Volume Ventilation 81
Ch. 9 FI[subscript O][subscript 2], PEEP, and Mean Airway Pressure: Management of Oxygenation 92
Ch. 10 Determining Appropriate Physiologic Goals 105
Ch. 11 Indications and Initial Settings for Mechanical Ventilation 113
Ch. 12 Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation 121
Pt. 2 Ventilator Management 137
Ch. 13 Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 139
Ch. 14 Chronic Pulmonary Disease 149
Ch. 15 Chest Trauma 159
Ch. 16 Head Injury 166
Ch. 17 Postoperative Patients 175
Ch. 18 Neuromuscular Disease and Chest Wall Deformities 182
Ch. 19 Cardiac Failure 190
Ch. 20 Asthma 196
Ch. 21 Burns and Inhalation Injury 205
Ch. 22 Bronchopleural Fistula 215
Ch. 23 Drug Overdose 222
Pt. 3 Monitoring during Mechanical Ventilation 227
Ch. 24 Arterial and Venous Blood Gases 229
Ch. 25 Indices of Oxygenation and Ventilation 240
Ch. 26 Pulse Oximetry, Capnography, and Transcutaneous Monitoring 246
Ch. 27 Hemodynamic Monitoring 255
Ch. 28 Basic Pulmonary Mechanics during Mechanical Ventilation 264
Ch. 29 Advanced Pulmonary Mechanics during Mechanical Ventilation 271
Ch. 30 Nutritional Assessment 284
Pt. 4 Topics in Mechanical Ventilation 293
Ch. 31 Airway Management 295
Ch. 32 Secretion Clearance, Positioning, and Inhaled Aerosol Medication 307
Ch. 33 Chest Tubes 316
Ch. 34 Emergency and Transport Ventilation 323
Ch. 35 Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure 332
Ch. 36 Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation 341
Ch. 37 Pharmacologic Therapy: Sedatives, Analgesics, and Paralytic Agents 351
Ch. 38 High Frequency Ventilation, Partial Liquid Ventilation, and Tracheal Gas Insufflation 361
Index 371
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    this book is a little old but still helpful in learning along with other classes.

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