Key Features

  • Detailed, clinically focused coverage of the application of mechanical ventilation to the most common respiratory diseases, provides practical answers to real life problems.
  • UNIQUE! Sections of chapters on Special Techniques and Future Therapies include information on the newest techniques for treating patients in respiratory distress.
  • A separate appendix of case studies helps you apply what you’ve learned to realistic situations.
  • Well-known and respected authors, Neil MacIntyre and Rich Branson, share their vast expertise and accurate, cutting-edge information.

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

Appendices

Case Studies

Assessment Question Answers

Glossary

Details

No. of pages:
528
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781416031413
Electronic ISBN:
9781416069522