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Manual of Neonatal Respiratory Care

The Manual of Neonatal Respiratory Care offers a clear, clinical approach to all aspects of neonatal pulmonology! Access step-by-step guidance to normal lung development and physiology, cardiopulmonary assessment, neonatal respiratory failure, mechanical and conventional ventilation, commercial neonatal ventilators, high frequency ventilation, respiratory disease management, complications, pain, weaning, nursing care, procedures, pharmacologic agents, transport, alternative therapies, outcomes, and ethics. High quality radiographic images, figures, tables, algorithms, and case studies are also incorporated. Written and edited by international experts, this unique book is a must-have for any resident, fellow, respiratory therapist, nurse practitioner, or pediatrician working in the NICU.


Published: February 2006

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03176-9


  • Section I. Lung Development and Normal Pulmonary Physiology

    Ch 1 Development of the Respiratory SystemCh 2 Spontaneous Breathing
    Ch 3 Pulmonary Gas Exchange
    Ch 4 Pulmonary Mechanics

    Section II. Assessment of Cardiopulmonary Function

    Ch 5 Clinical Examination
    Ch 6 Radiography
    Ch 7 Interpretation of Blood Gases
    Ch 8 Neonatal Graphic Monitoring
    Ch 9 Continuous Monitoring Techniques
    Ch 10 Echocardiography

    Section III. Neonatal Respiratory Failure

    Ch 11 Indications for Mechanical Ventilation
    Ch 12 Mechanisms of Respiratory Failure
    Ch 13 Tissue Hypoxia
    Ch 14 Neonatal Resuscitation

    Section IV Mechanical Ventilation

    Ch 15 Basic Principles of Mechanical Ventilation
    Ch 16 Classification of Mechanical Ventilation Devices
    Ch 17 Ventilator Parameters

    Section V Conventional Ventilation

    Ch 18 Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
    Ch 19 Intermittent Airways Pressure
    Ch 20 Assist/Control Ventilation
    Ch 21 Synchronized intermittent Mandatory Ventilation
    Ch 22 Volume-Controlled Ventilation
    Ch 23 Pressure Support Ventilation
    Ch 24 Pressure Controlled Ventilation and Pressure Regulated Volume-Controlled Ventilation

    Section VI Neonatal Ventilators

    Ch 25 VIP BIRD® Infant/Pediatric Ventilator
    Ch 26 Dräger Babylog 8000 Plus ® Infant Care Ventilator
    Ch 27 SLE 2000® (HFO) Ventilator
    Ch 28 Sechrist Model IV-200 SAVI®
    Ch 29 Newport Wave® Ventilator
    Ch 30 Bear Cub 750 PSV® Infant Ventilator
    Ch 31 Siemens Servo 300® Ventilator
    Ch 32 Infant Start® VentilatorSection VII Neonatal Apnea
    Ch 33 Apnea Syndromes
    Ch 34 Diagnosis of Apnea
    Ch 35 Treatment of Apnea

    Section VIII High-Frequency Ventilation

    Ch 36 General Concepts of High-Frequency Ventilation
    Ch 37 High-Frequency Jet Ventilation and the Bunnell Life Pulse® High-Frequency Ventilator
    Ch 38 High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation
    Ch 39 SoesorMedics 3100A® High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilator

    Section IX Management of Specific Respiratory Disorders

    Ch 40 Respiratory Distress Syndrome
    Ch 41 Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
    Ch 42 Neonatal Pneumonia
    Ch 43 Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn
    Ch 44 Neonatal Pulmonary Hemorrhage
    Ch 45 Thoracic Airleaks
    Ch 46 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
    Ch 47 Pulmonary Hypoplasia
    Ch 48 Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

    Section X. Complications of Mechanical Ventilation

    Ch 49 Airway and Respiratory Complications of Mechanical Ventilation
    Ch 50 Patent Ductus Arteriosus
    Ch 51 Neurologic Complications of Mechanical Ventilation
    Ch 52 Retinopathy of Prematurity

    Section XI. Sedation and Control of Pain

    Ch 53 Assessment of Pain and Sedation
    Ch 54 Pharmacologic Intervention
    Ch 55 Effects of Inadequate Analgesia or Sedation

    Section XII. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation

    Ch 56 Essentials of Weaning
    Ch 57 Weaning Strategies
    Ch 58 Adjunctive Treatments for Weaning
    Ch 59 Impediments to Weaning
    Ch 60 Extubation and Postextubation Care

    Section XIII. Nursing Care

    Ch 61 Nursing Documentation
    Ch 62 Chest Physiotherapy/Postural Drainage
    Ch 63 Endotracheal Tube Suctioning

    Section XIV Special Procedures

    Ch 64 Laryngoscopy and Endotracheal Intubation
    Ch 65 Replacing the Endotracheal Tube
    Ch 66 TransilluminationCh 67 Evacuation of Airleaks
    Ch 68 Vascular Access
    Ch 69 Brochoscopy
    Ch 70 Tracheostomy

    Section XV. Pharmacologic Agents Used in Respiratory Care

    Ch 71 Surfactants
    Ch 72 Adjunctive Pharmacologic Agents

    Section XVI. Transport of Ventilated Babies

    Ch 73 Transport Equipment
    Ch 74 Stabilization of the Transported Newborn
    Ch 75 Special Considerations

    Section. XVII. Alternative Therapies for Intractable Respiratory Failure

    Ch 76 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
    Ch 77 Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy
    Ch 78 Liquid Ventilation for Neonatal Respiratory Failure

    Section XVIII. Outcome of neonatal Intensive Care

    Ch 79 Discharge Planning of the NICU Graduate
    Ch 80 Follow-Up of the NICU Graduate

    Section XIX. Ethical Considerations

    Ch 81 Initiation of Life Support at the Border of Viability
    Ch 82 Withdrawal if Ventilatory Support

    Section XX. Ventilatory Case Studies

    Ch 83 Ventilatory Case Studies


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