Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications / Edition 4

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This outstanding new edition focuses on the management of patients who are receiving mechanical ventilatory support and provides clear discussion of mechanical ventilation and its application. The third edition has been completely reorganized from past editions to present the material in a more logical way, reflective of the mechanical ventilation unit in the respiratory curriculum. Content is divided into five sections covering basic concepts, patient monitoring, effects/complications of ventilation, patient management and specialized mechanical ventilation. This organization progresses from the basics to more advanced applications of mechanical ventilation. This edition includes several new student-oriented pedagogical features and a new art program with professional renderings of equipment and physiological principles.

* Covers all advancements in the field of mechanical ventilation, including liquid ventilation and high frequency ventilation making this the authoritative mechanical ventilation textbook and bench reference.
• Reviews history, basic terms, and concepts of mechanical ventilators.

Incl. advanced steps in arterial blood gas evaluation, effects/complications of positive pressure etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323032360
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/8/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Basic Concepts in Mechanical Ventilation 1
1 History of Resuscitation, Intubation, and Early Mechanical Ventilation 3
2 Advanced Steps in Arterial Blood Gas Evaluation 17
3 Basic Terms and Concepts of Mechanical Ventilation 28
4 Basics of Ventilator Graphics 42
5 Physical Aspects of Mechanical Ventilators 62
Pt. 2 Monitoring in Mechanical Ventilation 93
6 Noninvasive Monitoring of Mechanically Ventilated Patients 94
7 Hemodynamic Monitoring of the Ventilated Patient 116
Pt. 3 Effects and Complications of Mechanical Ventilation 139
8 Physiological Effects and Complications of Positive Pressure Ventilation 140
Pt. 4 Patient Management in Mechanical Ventilation 173
9 Establishing the Need for Mechanical Ventilation 175
10 Selecting Initial Parameters and Settings 188
11 Special Issues Related to Ventilator Setup 224
12 Basic Patient Assessment and Methods to Improve Ventilation 244
13 Methods to Improve Oxygenation 262
14 Airways, Circuit Changes, Medications, Positioning, and Other Patient Issues 291
15 Problem Solving and Troubleshooting 305
16 Weaning and Discontinuation 324
Pt. 5 Special Techniques and Patient Populations 345
17 Ventilatory Support of Newborn and Pediatric Patients 347
18 Home Mechanical Ventilation 385
19 Special Techniques in Ventilatory Support 413
Appendixes 425
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