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.
- Excerpts of Clinical Practice Guidelines developed by the AARC (American Association for Respiratory Care) make it easy to access important information regarding indications/contraindications, hazards and complications, assessment of need, assessment of outcome, and monitoring.
- Case Studies with exercises and Critical Care Concepts address situations that may be encountered during mechanical ventilation.
- Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter help in accurately gauging your comprehension and measuring your progress.
- Chapter outlines show the "big picture" of each chapter's content.
- Key terms are listed in the chapter opener, then bolded and defined at their first mention in the text.
- Key Point boxes highlight need-to-know information.
- NBRC exam-style assessment questions at the end of each chapter offer practice for the certification exam.
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
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Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions Professor of Cardiopulmonary Science, Physiology, and Anesthesiology Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA