Management of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient, 2nd Edition

Management of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient

2nd Edition

By Lynelle N. B. Pierce, RN, MS, CCRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS and Lynelle N. B. Pierce, RN, MS, CCRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS


1. Pulmonary Anatomy

2. Practical Physiology of the Pulmonary System

3. Airway Maintenance

4. Administration of Oxygen, Humidification, and Aerosol Therapy

5. Lung Expansion, Positioning, and Secretion Clearance

6. Mechanical Ventilation: Indications, Basic Principles of Ventilator Performance of the Respiratory Cycle, and Initiation

7. Modes of Mechanical Ventilation

8. Ventilator Graphics and Waveform Analysis

9. Complications of Mechanical Ventilation and Troubleshooting the Patient-Ventilator System

10. Noninvasive Respiratory Monitoring and Invasive monitoring of Direct and Derived Tissue Oxygenation Variables

11. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation

12. Specialized Techniques in Mechanical Ventilation

Appendices

Appendix I Pulmonary Symbols and Abbreviations

Appendix II Drugs Used In Intensive Respiratory Care

Appendix III Chest Drainage Systems

Appendix IV Ventilator Withdrawal at End-of-Life