Susan R. Wilcox, Ani Aydin, Evie G. Marcolini
Mechanical Ventilation in Emergency Medicine (PDF) discusses mechanical ventilation in emergency settings; covering the management of patients from the time of intubation until transfer to the ICU. It offers an introduction to key concepts of physiology pertinent to mechanical ventilation along with a review of the core evidence-based principles of ventilation. The textbook stresses the management of mechanical ventilation for critically ill patients with several conditions commonly faced in EM practice; including acute respiratory distress syndrome; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; asthma; and traumatic brain injury. It begins by reviewing terminology and definitions as well as pathophysiology and physiology. It then communicates the use of ventilators including modes of ventilation; pressures on the ventilators; understanding the screens; numerous settings; and troubleshooting. It ends with a series of case studies from emergency settings and a review of key concepts. Mechanical Ventilation in Emergency Medicine is an essential resource for emergency medicine clinicians including experienced physicians; EM residents; physician assistants; nurses; nurse practitioners and medical students rotating in the ED as well as professionals who provide emergency care for ventilated patients outside the emergency department; including critical care transport nurses; paramedics; and hospitalists.
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