Management of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780721603971

Management of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient

2nd Edition

Author: Lynelle Pierce
Paperback ISBN: 9780721603971
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 24th July 2006
Page Count: 544

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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.

Key Features

  • Contains cutting-edge coverage of respiratory care to keep nurses and other health care professionals up to date
  • Includes valuable information on airways, oxygen delivery devices; lung expansion, bronchial hygiene and aerosol therapies
  • Rich in illustrations, boxes and tables to support understanding of information
  • Fundamental and advanced, but practical, information about mechanical ventilation from patient selection and application, to monitoring, troubleshooting, and weaning including basic and complex modes
  • Specialized techniques such as independent lung ventilation and high frequency oscillatory ventilation
  • Comprehensive appendices provide practical and current information including the latest on drugs

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


    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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About the Author

Lynelle Pierce

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS