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Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation. Principles And Applications

  • ID: 2222055
  • Book
  • July 2002
  • 260 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation offers practical, evidence–based advice from experienced authors on the selection of appropriate patients, equipment and techniques used in the initiation of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV). It discusses how to anticipate and resolve possible problem scenarios, and how to implement and monitor NPPV programs both in hospitals and in the patient′′s home.

Defined as ventilatory assistance given without the need for an invasive airway, NPPV is often preferred over invasive mechanical ventilation because it is more convenient to use, more comfortable for the patient, and avoids complications of invasive mechanical ventilation including upper airway trauma, nosocomial pneumonias, sinusitis and sepsis. However, recipients of NPPV must be carefully selected and considerable skill and experience are necessary for successful implementation. This book aims to provide readers with knowledge that will contribute to that success.

Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation will inform pulmonary internists and pediatricians, pulmonary physiatrists and physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists who are involved in the management of patients with respiratory failure, critical care physicians and nurses, and trainees and students who have an interest in mechanical ventilation.

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Foreword (Anita K. Simonds, M.D.).


1. Equipment Used for Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (Dean Hess, Ph.D., R.R.T.).

2. Initiation of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (Nicholas S. Hill, M.D., Dean Hess, Ph.D., R.R.T.).

3. Management and Monitoring of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (Peter C. Gay, M.D., Nicholas S. Hill, M.D.).

4. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation for Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Nicolino Ambrosino, M.D., Michele Vitacca, M.D.).

5. Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation for Non Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Causes of Acute Respiratory Failure (Nicholas S. Hill, M.D.).

6. Other Applications of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation in the Acute Care Setting (Nicholas S. Hill, M.D.).

7. Nasal Positive Pressure Ventilation in Restrictive Thoracic and Central Hypoventilatory Disorders (Patrick Leger, M.D., Nicholas S. Hill, M.D.).

8. Noninvasive Ventilation in Severe Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Mark W. Elliott, M.D., Nicholas S. Hill, M.D.).

9. Application of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation in Children (W. Gerald Teague, M.D., David M. Lang, M.D.).

10. Problems, Remedies, and Strategies to Optimize the Success of Noninvasive Ventilation (Nicholas S. Hill, M.D.).

11. Program Development, Costs, Resource Utilization, and Outcomes Assessment for Noninvasive Ventilation (DeLynn Johnston, B.S., R.R.T., Nicholas S. Hill, M.D.).



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Nicholas S. Hill
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