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Core Topics in Mechanical Ventilation

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ISBN-10: 0521867819

ISBN-13: 9780521867818

Edition: 2008

Authors: Iain Mackenzie

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Mechanical ventilation is a life-critical intervention provided to patients in a wide variety of clinical settings, involving the careful interplay of physiology, pathology, physics and technology. This unique text explains the underlying physiological and technical concepts of ventilation, aided by numerous full colour diagrams, and places these concepts into clinical context with practical examples. Core Topics in Mechanical Ventilation provides a broad and in-depth coverage of key topics encountered in clinical practice, from the initial assessment of the patient to transportation of the ventilated patient and weaning from ventilation. Issues such as sedation, analgesia and paralysis and…    
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Book details

List price: $104.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 440
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.970
Language: English

Iain MacKenzie is a Lecturer in Politics, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent.

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Introductory notes
Physiology of ventilation and gas exchange Hugh Montgomery
Assessing the need for ventilatory support
Oxygen therapy, continuous positive airway pressure and non-invasive ventilation
Management of the artificial airway
Modes of mechanical ventilation
Oxygenation Bill Tunnicliffe
Carbon dioxide clearance
Sedation, paralysis and analgesia
Nutrition in the mechanically ventilated patient
Mechanical ventilation of the patient with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Mechanical ventilation in patients with blast, burn and chest trauma injuries
Ventilatory support: extreme solutions
Heliox in airway obstruction and mechanical ventilation
Adverse effects and complications of mechanical ventilation
Mechanical ventilation on the move
Special considerations in infants and children
Tracheostomy Abhiram Mallick, Andrew Bodenham
Weaning, extubation and de-cannulation
Long-term mechanical ventilation
The history of mechanical ventilation
Glossary
Index