Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation

Physiological and Clinical Applications

Applying mechanical ventilation principles to patient care, Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications, 5th Edition helps you provide safe, appropriate, and compassionate care for patients requiring ventilatory support. A focus on evidence-based practice includes the latest techniques and equipment, with complex ventilator principles simplified for optimal learning. This edition adds new case studies and new chapters on ventilator-associated pneumonia and on neonatal and pediatric mechanical ventilation. Starting with the most fundamental concepts and building to the most advanced, expert educator J. M. Cairo presents clear, comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the rapidly evolving field of mechanical ventilation.


Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09617-1


  • Part I: Basic Concepts and Core Knowledge in Mechanical Ventilation

    1. Basic Terms and Concepts of Mechanical Ventilation

    2. How Ventilators Work

    3. How a Breath is delivered

    Part II: Initiating Ventilation

    4. Establishing the Need for Mechanical Ventilation

    5. Selecting the Ventilator and the Mode

    6. Initial Ventilator Settings

    7. Final Considerations in Ventilator Setup

    Part III: Monitoring in Mechanical Ventilation

    8. Initial Patient Assessment

    9. Ventilator Graphics

    10. Assessment of Respiratory Function

    11. Hemodynamic Monitoring

    Part IV: Therapeutic Interventions -- Making Appropriate Changes

    12. Methods to Improve Ventilation in Patient-Ventilator Management

    13. Improving Oxygenation and Management of ARDS

    Part V: Effects and Complications of Mechanical Ventilation

    14. Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia  NEW!

    15. Sedatives, Analgesics, and Paralytics

    16. Extrapulmonary Effects of Mechanical Ventilation

    17. Effects of Positive Pressure Ventilation on the Pulmonary System

    18. Troubleshooting and Problem Solving

    Part VI: Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation

    19. Basic Concepts of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation

    Part VII: Discontinuation from Ventilation and Long Term Ventilation

    20. Discontinuation and Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation

    21. Long Term Ventilation

    Part VIII: Neonatal and Pediatric Ventilation

    22. Neonatal and Pediatric Ventilation  NEW!

    Part IX: Special Techniques in Ventilatory Support

    23. Special Techniques in Ventilation


    A: Review of Abnormal Physiological Processes

    B: Graphics Exercises



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