Mechanical Ventilation


  • Neil MacIntyre, MD, Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Respiratory Care, Clinical Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Richard Branson, MSc, RRT, Associate Professor of Surgery, Adjunct Faculty, College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; Adjunct Faculty, School of Aerospace Medicine, United States Air Force

With cutting-edge and clinically relevant information, MECHANICAL VENTILATION, 2nd Edition takes a practical, clinical approach to the principles and practice of mechanical ventilation. This informative resource explains mechanical ventilation decisions and procedures in real-world terms so information is easy to understand and apply. This thoroughly updated edition includes one new chapter, four completely updated chapters, and a wealth of new user-friendly features.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2008
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-3141-3

Table of Contents

Section I: Technical Aspects

1. Classification of Mechanical Ventilators

2. Modes of Ventilator Operation

3. The Patient-Ventilator Interface: Ventilator Circuit, Airway Care, and Suctioning

4. Humidification and Aerosol Therapy

5. Ventilator Monitors and Displays

Section II: Physiology

6. Respiratory System Mechanics

7. Alveolar-Capillary Gas Transport

8. Patient-Ventilator Interactions

9. Cardiopulmonary Interactions

10. Ventilator Induced Lung Injury

Section III: Adjunctive Therapy

11. Nutrition

12. Sedation, Analgesia, and Neuromuscular Blockade

13. Patient Positioning

14. Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Section IV: Clinical Applications

15. Management of Parenchymal Lung Injury

16. Management of Obstructive Airway Disease

17. Unique Patient Populations NEW!

18. Discontinuing Mechanical Support

19. Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation

20. Transport and Resuscitation

21. Non-invasive Ventilation

Section V: Special Techniques and Future Therapies

22. Modifications on Conventional Ventilation Techniques

23. High-Frequency Ventilation

24. Extracorporeal Techniques for Cardiopulmonary Support

25. Heliox and Inhaled Nitric Oxide


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