Management of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient

By

  • Lynelle Pierce, RN, MS, CCRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Lynelle Pierce, RN, MS, CCRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

The second edition of Management of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient functions as both an educational manual and a clinical reference for those involved in monitoring, managing, and delivering care to patients requiring respiratory intervention or mechanical ventilatory support. The range of coverage and practical approach in this easy to understand guide provides the nurse and other health care professional the clinical practice information needed to deliver safe and effective respiratory care.
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Book information

  • Published: July 2006
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-0397-1


Table of Contents

1. Pulmonary Anatomy

2. Practical Physiology of the Pulmonary System

3. Airway Maintenance

4. Administration of Oxygen, Humidification, and Aerosol Therapy

5. Lung Expansion, Positioning, and Secretion Clearance

6. Mechanical Ventilation: Indications, Basic Principles of Ventilator Performance of the Respiratory Cycle, and Initiation

7. Modes of Mechanical Ventilation

8. Ventilator Graphics and Waveform Analysis

9. Complications of Mechanical Ventilation and Troubleshooting the Patient-Ventilator System

10. Noninvasive Respiratory Monitoring and Invasive monitoring of Direct and Derived Tissue Oxygenation Variables

11. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation

12. Specialized Techniques in Mechanical Ventilation

Appendices

Appendix I Pulmonary Symbols and Abbreviations

Appendix II Drugs Used In Intensive Respiratory Care

Appendix III Chest Drainage Systems

Appendix IV Ventilator Withdrawal at End-of-Life