With a concise and easy-to-read approach, the new edition of this book integrates the essential concepts of respiratory physiology with the clinical application of mechanical ventilation. Extensive coverage of airway management and weaning criteria, and a concise view of pharmacotherapy for mechanical ventilation are included. Each chapter features visual examples illustrating concepts, key points summarized in margin references, and assessment questions written in NRBC format, to help prepare learners to sit for the exam. Fifteen case studies enable learners to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world critical thinking situations they may face in the field.
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David W. Chang, EdD, RRT-NPS is Professor of Cardio respiratory Care at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama.Review:
Chapter 1: Principles of Mechanical Ventilation Chapter 2: Effects of Positive Pressure Ventilation Chapter 3: Classification of Mechanical Ventilators Chapter 4: Operating Modes of Mechanical Ventilation Chapter 5: Special Airways for Ventilation Chapter 6: Airway Management in Mechanical Ventilation Chapter 7: Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Chapter 8: Initiation of Mechanical Ventilation Chapter 9: Monitoring in Mechanical Ventilation Chapter 10: Hemodynamic Monitoring Chapter 11: Ventilator Waveform Analysis Chapter 12: Management of Mechanical Ventilation Chapter 13: Special Procedures in Mechanical Ventilation Chapter 14: Pharmacotherapy for Mechanical Ventilation Chapter 15: Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation Chapter 16: Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation Chapter 17: Home Mechanical Ventilation Chapter 18: Case Studies Appendix 1: Respiratory Care Calculations Appendix 2: Dubois Body Surface Chart Appendix 3: Pressure COnversions Appendix 4: French (Fr) and Millimeter (mm) Conversions Appendix 5: Normal Electrolyte Concentrations in Plasma Appendix 6: Oxygen Transport Normal Ranges Appendix 7: Hemodynamic Normal Ranges Index
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