Clinical Application of Mechanical Ventilation / Edition 4

Clinical Application of Mechanical Ventilation / Edition 4

by David W. Chang
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Cengage Learning


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Clinical Application of Mechanical Ventilation / Edition 4

CLINICAL APPLICATION OF MECHANCIAL VENTILATION, FOURTH EDITION integrates fundamental concepts of respiratory physiology with the day-to-day duties of a respiratory care professional. Utilizing the wide degree of topics covered, including airway management, understanding ventilator waveforms, and addressing critical care issues, readers have the best resource available for understanding mechanical ventilation and its clinical application. Enhancing the learning experience are valuable illustrations of concepts and equipment, highlighted key points, and self-assesment questions in NRBC format with answers. Whether preparing for the national exam or double-checking a respiratory care calculation, this book provides the fundamental principles of repsiratory care with the clinical guidance necessary for mechanical ventilation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781111539580
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/31/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 768
Sales rank: 979,644
Product dimensions: 10.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

David W. Chang, EdD, RRT-NPS is Professor of Cardio respiratory Care at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama.

Table of Contents

1. Principles of Mechanical Ventilation. 2. Effects and Complications of Positive Pressure Ventilation. 3. Classification of Mechanical Ventilators. 4. Operating Modes of Mechanical Ventilation. 5. Special Airways for Ventilation. 6. Airway Management in Mechanical Ventilation. 7. Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation. 8. Initiation of Mechanical Ventilation. 9. Monitoring in Mechanical Ventilation. 10. Hemodynamic Monitoring. 11. Ventilator Waveform. 12. Management of Mechanical Ventilation. 13. Procedures Related to Mechanical Ventilation. 14. Critical Care Issues. 15. Pharmacotherapy for Mechanical Ventilation. 16. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation. 17. Neonatal and Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation. 18. Mechanical Ventilation in Non-Traditional Settings. 19. Case Studies. Appendix 1. Reference Laboratory Values. Appendix 2. Respiratory Care Equations and Normal Values. Appendix 3. Hemodynamic Equations and Normal Values. Appendix 4. Conversion Factors. Appendix 5. Dubois Body Surface Chart. Appendix 6. Anatomic Values in Children and Adults. Appendix 7. Selection of Airways for Children and Adults. Appendix 8. Oxygen Transport Normal Ranges. Appendix 9. Glasgow Coma Score. Appendix 10. APACHE II Severity of Disease Classification System. Appendix 11. Triage Scores for Mass Casualty Incidence. Index.

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