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Management of the mechanically ventilated patient
Lynelle N.B. Pierce.
Table of Contents
Pulmonary anatomy -- Practical physiology of the pulmonary system -- Airway maintenance -- Administration of oxygen, humidification, and aerosol therapy -- Lung expansion, positioning, and secretion clearance -- Mechanical ventilation: indications, ventilator performance of the respiratory cycle, and initiation -- Modes of mechanical ventilation -- Ventilator graphics and waveform analysis -- Complications of mechanical ventilation and troubleshooting the patient-ventilator system -- Noninvasive respiratory monitoring and invasive monitoring of direct and derived tissue oxygenation variables -- Weaning from mechanical ventilation -- Specialized techniques in mechanical ventilation.