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.