Dean R. Hess, Robert M. Kacmarek
McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 3rd edition
A practical application-based guide to adult mechanical ventilation
This trusted guide; Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation; 3rd edition (PDF) is written from the perspective of authors who have more than 75 years’ experience as educators; clinicians; authors and researchers. Featuring chapters that are focused; concise; and practical; this ebook is unique. Unlike other references on the topic; this resource is about mechanical ventilation rather than mechanical ventilators. It is written to provide a solid understanding of the general principles and essential foundational knowledge of mechanical ventilation as required by respiratory therapists and critical care physicians. To make it clinically relevant; Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation includes disease-specific chapters related to mechanical ventilation in these conditions.
The 3rd edition of Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation is divided into 4 parts:
Part 1; Principles of Mechanical Ventilation describes basic principles of mechanical ventilation and then continues with issues such as indications for mechanical ventilation; appropriate physiologic goals; and ventilator liberation.
Part 2; Ventilator Management; gives practical advice for ventilating patients with a variety of diseases.
Part 3; Monitoring During Mechanical Ventilation; discusses blood gases; mechanics; hemodynamics; and waveforms.
Part 4; Topics in Mechanical Ventilation; covers issues such as aerosol delivery; airway management; and extracorporeal life support.
Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation 3e is a true “must read” for all clinicians caring for mechanically ventilated patients.