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"...focuses on respiratory support appliances and various aspects of mechanical ventilation, and also reviews the principles and applications of physical and pharmacological theories used for the pulmonary system."
Posted February 23, 2003
Posted June 16, 2000
I am new to critical care after 6 years in med/surg. I found this book to be an excellent resource-easy to understand, easy to read. Chapters 6 and 7 deal exclusively with the different modes of mechanical ventilation-explains each in detail (while keeping it simple), definitions/descriptions, indications, advantages/disadvantages, and focus areas of patient monitoring. I consider it money very well spent. A must for those new to critical care (and a good reference for experienced ICU nurses). After reading just those 2 chapters, I feel so much more confident dealing with ventilators because not only am I familiar with modes of ventilation, but I know why the patient is on a certain mode over another one. Our ICU staff doctor is recommending it to the interns and residents at our hospital when they do their ICU rotation.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.