Mechanical Ventilation

Paperback | November 21, 2012

byJohn W. Kreit

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Since most critically ill patients require mechanical ventilation, it is by far the most common form of life-sustaining therapy. As technology has evolved, clinicians have been presented with an increasing number of ventilator options as well as an ever-expanding and confusing list of terms,abbreviations, and acronyms. Unfortunately, this has made it extremely difficult for clinicians at all levels of training to truly understand mechanical ventilation and to optimally manage patients with respiratory failure. Mechanical Ventilation was written to address these problems. This handbook provides students, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians with a clear explanation of essential physiology, terms and acronyms, and ventilator modes and breath types. It describes how mechanical ventilators work andexplains clearly and concisely how to write ventilator orders, how to manage patients with many different causes of respiratory failure, how to "wean" patients from the ventilator, and much more. Mechanical Ventilation is meant to be carried and used at the bedside and to allow everyone who caresfor critically ill patients to master this essential therapy.

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Since most critically ill patients require mechanical ventilation, it is by far the most common form of life-sustaining therapy. As technology has evolved, clinicians have been presented with an increasing number of ventilator options as well as an ever-expanding and confusing list of terms,abbreviations, and acronyms. Unfortunately,...

Dr. Kreit is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For many years, he has directed both the fellowship training program in pulmonary and critical care medicine and the pulmonary physiology and pathophysiology course in the school of...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 21, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199773947

ISBN - 13:9780199773947

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Table of Contents

1. Essential Pulmonary Physiology2. Respiratory Failure and the Indications for Mechanical Ventilation3. Instrumentation and Terminology4. Ventilator Modes and Breath Types5. How to Write Ventilator Orders6. The Bedside Assessment of Lung Function7. Dynamic Hyperinflation and Intrinsic PEEP8. Patient-Ventilator Interactions and Asynchrony9. Ventilator Alarms - Causes and Evaluation10. Mechanical Ventilation and the Cardiovascular System11. Mechanical Ventilation and Specific Disorders12. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation13. Non-invasive Mechanical Ventilation14. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation