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Applying mechanical ventilation principles to patient care, Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications, 5th Edition helps you provide safe, appropriate, and compassionate care for patients requiring ventilatory support. A focus on evidence-based practice includes the latest techniques and equipment, with complex ventilator principles simplified for optimal learning. This edition adds new case studies and new chapters on ventilator-associated pneumonia and on neonatal and pediatric mechanical ventilation. Starting with the most fundamental concepts and building to the most advanced, expert educator J. M. Cairo presents clear, comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the rapidly evolving field of mechanical ventilation. Excerpts of Clinical Practice Guidelines developed by the AARC (American Association for Respiratory Care) make it easy to access important information regarding indications/contraindications, hazards and complications, assessment of need, assessment of outcome, and monitoring. Case Studies with exercises and Critical Care Concepts address situations that may be encountered during mechanical ventilation. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter help in accurately gauging your comprehension and measuring your progress. Chapter outlines show the "big picture" of each chapter's content. Key terms are listed in the chapter opener, then bolded and defined at their first mention in the text. Key Point boxes highlight need-to-know information. NBRC exam-style assessment questions at the end of each chapter offer practice for the certification exam. NEW Neonatal and Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation chapter covers the latest advances and research relating to young patients. Additional case studies in each chapter present "real-life" scenarios, showing the practical application of newly acquired skills. End-of-chapter summaries help with review and in assessing your comprehension with a bulleted list of key content.
Table of Contents
|Basic Concepts and Core Knowledge in Mechanical Ventilation|
|Basic Terms and Concepts of Mechanical Ventilation|
|How Ventilators Work|
|How a Breath is delivered|
|Establishing the Need for Mechanical Ventilation|
|Selecting the Ventilator and the Mode|
|Initial Ventilator Settings|
|Final Considerations in Ventilator Setup|
|Monitoring in Mechanical Ventilation|
|Initial Patient Assessment|
|Assessment of Respiratory Function|
|Therapeutic Interventions -- Making Appropriate Changes|
|Methods to Improve Ventilation in Patient-Ventilator Management|
|Improving Oxygenation and Management of ARDS|
|Effects and Complications of Mechanical Ventilation|
|Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia NEW!|
|Sedatives, Analgesics, and Paralytics|
|Extrapulmonary Effects of Mechanical Ventilation|
|Effects of Positive Pressure Ventilation on the Pulmonary System|
|Troubleshooting and Problem Solving|
|Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation|
|Basic Concepts of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation|
|Discontinuation from Ventilation and Long Term Ventilation|
|Discontinuation and Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation|
|Long Term Ventilation|
|Neonatal and Pediatric Ventilation|
|Neonatal and Pediatric Ventilation NEW!|
|Special Techniques in Ventilatory Support|
|Special Techniques in Ventilation|
|Review of Abnormal Physiological Processes|
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