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Management of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient

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.

Paperback, 544 Pages

Published: July 2006

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-0397-1


  • 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


    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


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