Management of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient, 2nd Edition
Provide safe and effective care to mechanically ventilated patients with this comprehensive guide!
The definitive guide to care of mechanically ventilated patients
A clinical reference for safe and effective care!
New to This Edition
The second edition of Mechanical Ventilation and Intensive Respiratory Care functions as both an educational manual and a clinical reference for those involved in monitoring, managing, and delivering care to patients requiring respiratory intervention or mechanical ventilatory support. The book explains everything the nurse or other health care professional needs for safe and effective clinical practice in a complete, easy to understand guide.
- Contains cutting-edge coverage of respiratory care to keep nurses and other health care professionals up to date
- Includes valuable information on airways, oxygen delivery devices; lung expansion, bronchial hygiene and aerosol therapies
- Rich in illustrations, boxes and tables to support understanding of information
- Fundamental and advanced, but practical, information about mechanical ventilation from patient selection and application, to monitoring, troubleshooting, and weaning including basic and complex modes
- Specialized techniques such as independent lung ventilation and high frequency oscillatory ventilation
- Comprehensive appendices provide practical and current information including the latest on drugs
- Contains current research on the use of prone positioning to improve ventilation
- Covers the newest airways on the market such as tubes that provide for suctioning of secretions above the cuff, thereby potentially reducing the incidence of nosocomial pneumonia
- Revised headings and subheadings related to sensitivity in Mechanical Ventilation ensures the reader can readily identify the topic of flow-triggering
- Expanded positive-end-expiratory-pressure (PEEP) content to include the latest research findings on uses and application of PEEP including lung recruitment maneuvers
- New content on respiratory waveform analysis opens up a new area of monitoring for practitioners
- All figures on Airway Maintenance are updated to ensure current products and manufacturers
- Appendix on Ventilator Withdrawal at End-of-Life
By Lynelle N.B. Pierce, RN, MS, CCRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS