Management of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient

Management of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient

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By (author) Lynelle N.B. Pierce

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  • Publisher: Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 25mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0721603971
  • ISBN 13: 9780721603971
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 200 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 29,027

Product description

The second edition of "Mechanical Ventilation and Intensive Respiratory Care" 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 book explains everything the nurse or other health care professional needs for safe and effective clinical practice in a complete, easy to understand guide.

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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