“The book is written for clinicians such as physicians, respiratory technicians, and nurses. This book presents basic principles of mechanical ventilation. Understanding Mechanical Ventilation: A Practical Handbook: Medicine & Health Science Books @ medical-site.info Principles And Practice of Mechanical Ventilation, Third and millions of other books are available for site Kindle. Martin J. Tobin, MD is Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Loyola University Health Systems in Chicago, Illinois.
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When one of the authors of this book began his ICU career, he sought a short ' primer' on mechanical ventilation. None existed. Worse, this remains true some Principles and Practice of Mechanical Ventilation, 3e. Martin J. Tobin. Search Textbook Autosuggest Results. Show Chapters Hide Chapters. I. Historical. Share. Email; Facebook; Twitter; Linked In; Reddit; CiteULike. View Table of Contents for A Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation.
It is written primarily for respiratory therapists, but critical care and respiratory physicians and nurses will find many aspects of the book invaluable, particularly the clear and concise descriptions of the different modes of mechanical ventilation, their advantages and disadvantages, and a practical approach to common problems encountered during mechanical ventilation.
The book is divided into five sections. The first encompasses basic aspects of mechanical ventilation, including the history of resuscitation and mechanical ventilation, arterial blood gas interpretation, basic terminology and concepts of mechanical ventilation, ventilator graphic displays, and the physical aspects of mechanical ventilators.
I found this latter section particularly useful as it provides an explanation of the 'nuts and bolts' of mechanical ventilation in a lucid and easily understandable manner.
As the authors themselves bemuse, sometimes there is a bewildering display of graphic information on newer microprocessor-controlled ventilators that can be overwhelming to the uninitiated. This section demystifies this aspect of mechanical ventilators by explaining key concepts in a readily understandable manner.
In addition, the section on the history of mechanical ventilation was informative and entertaining, and it helps one appreciate how rapidly this field has progressed in the past 50 years. The second section of the book pertains to monitoring in mechanical ventilation, and discusses additional aspects of arterial blood gas analysis, calametry, and respiratory system mechanics.
Hemodynamic monitoring of the ventilated patient is discussed, with particular emphasis on the effects of mechanical ventilation on these parameters. While the section provides a good basic discussion of key issues, the reader is referred to textbooks of critical care medicine for a more in-depth discussion of this area.
The third section covers the physiological and pathological pulmonary and nonpulmonary effects of mechanical ventilation, including cardiovascular, renal, and central nervous system effects.
This unique teaching approach has been adapted to this topic. Covering the entire field of mechanical ventilation, it is of particular interest to physicians and respiratory therapist working in emergency departments, anesthesiology, intensive care and respiratory units. About the authors Dr. Jean-Michel Arnal is an anesthesiologist specialized in intensive care medicine.
He is senior intensivist in the Hopital Sainte Musse, Toulon, France; he also works as a medical research manager at the research department of Hamilton Medical, Switzerland.
After studying medicine in Paris, he specialized in anaesthesiology, medical intensive care and hyperbaric medicine in Marseille. He has established a home ventilation unit and a mechanical-ventilation training center in Toulon.
This new edition of Understanding Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological concepts are stressed throughout this book in order to address the specifics of mechanical ventilation, while currently accepted strategies for patients with specific disorders are reviewed in detail. Ventilator waveforms, airway humidification, aerosol therapy and the use of novel software-based modes of ventilation in the ICU are also included. The emphasis throughout the book is on presenting material in a reader-friendly, practical style incorporating numerous figures and tables.