Handbook of Mechanical Ventilatory Support

Handbook of Mechanical Ventilatory Support

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The past few years have brought a steady increase in new ventilatory modes aimed at improving ventilatory assistance. But as ventilators become more complicated and offer more options, the number of potentially dangerous decisions increases as well. This handbook gives practical information on the clinical use and application of modern ventilators so that appropriate decisions may be made and the safest and best ventilatory assistance available may be administered. Subjects covered include general aspects of mechanical ventilation, effects of positive pressure ventilation on various organ systems, various ventilation modes in use today including their mode of operation and potential complications, ventilatory care of specific pathophysiologic states and common pitfalls involved in ventilatory support.
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • 0683068563
  • 9780683068566

Table of contents

Part 1: General aspects of ventilatory support; introduction to ventilatory support; mechanical ventilators - fundamentals; monitoring during ventilatory support; pulmonary effects of mechanical ventilation; cardiovascular effects of mechanical ventilation; positive-pressure ventilation. Part 2: Ventilation modes; controlled mechanical ventilation and assist/control ventilation; intermittent mandatory ventilation; positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP); pressure support ventilation; mandatory minute volume; high frequency ventilation; inverse ratio ventilation and the inspiratory-expiratory ratio; airway pressure release ventilation; continuous flow apnoeic ventilation; differential lung ventilation; breathing circuits for spontaneous ventilation and the work of breathing. Part 3 Disease-oriented ventilatory support; acute lung injury; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma; use of ventilatory support following major trauma; weaning mechanical ventilation; ventilatory support - temptations and pitfalls.
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