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

Appendices

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

Details

No. of pages:
544
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781437735604
Print ISBN:
9780721603971

About the author

Lynelle Pierce

Affiliations and Expertise

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