Understanding Mechanical Ventilation

A Practical Handbook

Authors: Hasan, Ashfaq

  • Simple, reader-friendly approach
  • Builds up concepts from the very basics
  • Complex patient-ventilator interactions presented in a lucid manner
  • Material presented in parallel with underlying respiratory physiology
  • Rationale of treatment strategies explained
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About this book

The care of patients with multiple life-threatening problems is a monumental challenge. Burgeoning information has deluged the generalist and placed increasing reliance on the specialist. Predictably, this has led to the evolution of a team approach, but this does not assist the novice in critical care, with little practical and relevant information available on learning specific procedures and best practice.

This new edition of Understanding Mechanical Ventilation: a Practical Handbook familiarizes physicians, nurses and respiratory technologists with the concepts that underlie mechanical ventilation. Physiological concepts are stressed throughout this book in order to address the specifics of mechanical ventilation, while currently accepted strategies for patients with specific disorders are reviewed in detail. Ventilator waveforms, airway humidification, aerosol therapy and the use of novel software-based modes of ventilation in the ICU are also included.

The emphasis throughout the book is on presenting material in a reader-friendly, practical style incorporating numerous figures and tables. In this way, it will be a vital reference to all involved in the management of patients requiring mechanical ventilation in the ICU.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Historical Aspects of Mechanical Ventilation

    Hasan, Ashfaq

    Pages 1-8

  • The Indications for Mechanical Ventilation

    Hasan, Ashfaq

    Pages 9-17

  • Physiological Considerations in the Mechanically Ventilated Patient

    Hasan, Ashfaq

    Pages 19-69

  • The Conventional Modes of Mechanical Ventilation

    Hasan, Ashfaq

    Pages 71-113

  • Ventilator Settings

    Hasan, Ashfaq

    Pages 115-140

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
$54.99 (listprice)
price for USA (gross)
valid through October 31, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-84882-869-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
$69.95 (listprice)
price for USA
valid through October 31, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-84882-868-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Mechanical Ventilation
Book Subtitle
A Practical Handbook
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84882-869-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84882-869-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84882-868-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXI, 543
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Originally published by Sangam Books Ltd., 2004
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