Mechanical Ventilation is a comprehensive guide to the evaluation and management of critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilatory support. This new text helps respiratory care students and clinicians alike bridge the gap between theory and practice as they strive to provide the very best care for patients.
Aimed at developing advanced practice and critical care respiratory therapists, the text covers key concepts, techniques, and procedures for providing safe and effective mechanical ventilation. Readers will learn to apply assessment skills to evaluate patients in impending or actual respiratory failure. After studying indications for mechanical ventilation, they will learn how to initiate mechanical ventilator support, adjust ventilation to keep patients stabilized, monitor patients over time, and discontinue ventilator support.
Features and Benefits
"This outstanding book is easy to read for respiratory care students yet detailed enough for seasoned practitioners. As technology and advancements in pulmonary physiology continue to evolve, I hope that the authors will update this text with future editions. Well done!"
-- Steven Hamick, AAS, BIS (William Beaumont Hospitals) Doody's Review
This book was created for respiratory therapy students and clinicians caring for patients on mechanical ventilatory support primarily in the critical care arena.