Friday, December 14, 2018

Handbook of Mechanical Ventilation: (A User’s Guide)

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Respiratory problems are commonplace in the emergency department and on the general and specialist wards, and the need for advanced respiratory support represents the most common reason for admission to intensive care. An understanding of the approach to patients with respiratory failure and of the principles of non-invasive and invasive respiratory support is thus essential for healthcare
professionals, whether nurses, physiotherapists, or doctors.
When one of the authors of this book began his ICU career, he sought a short ‘primer’ on mechanical ventilation. None existed. Worse, this remains true some 25 years later. This handbook is designed to fill that gap, telling you ‘most of what you need to know’– in a simple and readable format. It is not meant to be exhaustive, but to be a text which can be read in a few evenings and which can then be dipped into for sound practical advice.
We hope that you will find the handbook helpful, and that you enjoy working with the critically ill, wherever they may be. 

Symbols and abbreviations
1. Anatomy and physiology
2. Respiratory failure
3. Arterial blood gas analysis, oximetry and capnography
4. Supplemental oxygen therapy
5. Humidification
6. Assessing the need for ventilatory support
7. Continuous positive airway pressuren(CPAP)
8. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV)
9. Artificial airways
10. Cricothyroidotomy
11. Tracheostomies
12. Invasive positive pressure mechanical ventilation
13. Typical ventilator settings
14. Care of the ventilated patient
15. Hospital acquired pneumonia (HAP)
16. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)
17. Ventilator troubleshooting
18. Adjuncts to care in ventilated patients
19. Weaning
20. Extubation
21. Ventilatory support in special circumstances
22. Extracorporeal support
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