Ensure you understand one of the most sophisticated areas of respiratory care with Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications, 7th Edition! Known for its simple explanations and in-depth coverage of patient-ventilator management, this evidence-based text walks you through the most fundamental and advanced concepts surrounding mechanical ventilation and helps you understand how to properly apply these principles to patient care. This new edition is an excellent reference for all critical care practitioners and features coverage of the physiological effects of mechanical ventilation on different cross sections of the population. Additionally, student-friendly features promote critical thinking and clinical application - such as key points, AARC clinical practice guidelines, critical care concepts, updated learning objectives which address ACCS exam topics and are currently mandated by the NBRC for the RRT-ACCS credential.
1. Basic Terms and Concepts of Mechanical Ventilation 2. How Ventilators Work 3. How a Breath Is Delivered 4. Establishing the Need for Mechanical Ventilation 5. Selecting the Ventilator and the Mode 6. Initial Ventilator Settings 7. Final Considerations in Ventilator Setup 8. Initial Patient Assessment 9. Ventilator Graphics 10. Assessment of Respiratory Function 11. Hemodynamic Monitoring 12. Methods to Improve Ventilation in Patient-Ventilator Management 13. Improving Oxygenation and Management of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 14. Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia 15. Sedatives, Analgesics and Paralytics 16. Extrapulmonary Effects of Mechanical Ventilation 17. Effects of Positive-Pressure Ventilation on the Pulmonary System 18. Troubleshooting and Problem Solving 19. Basic Concepts of Noninvasive Positive- Pressure Ventilation 20. Weaning and Discontinuation from Mechanical Ventilation 21. Long-Term Ventilation 22. Neonatal and Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation 23. Special Techniques in Ventilatory Support
Appendices - End of Chapter Review Question Answer Key -Review of Abnormal Physiological Processes -Graphics Exercises Glossary Index
Professor of Cardiopulmonary Science, Physiology, and Anesthesiology
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA.