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Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation, 5th Edition

Physiological and Clinical Applications

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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.

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • 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.

Key Features

    • 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.

Author Information

    By J M Cairo, PhD, RRT, Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions Professor of Cardiopulmonary Science, Physiology, and Anesthesiology Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

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Pilbeam
  • Paperback
  • 608 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-07207-6
  • Next Edition ISBN:
    978-0-323-32009-2
  • Copyright: 2012