Ventilator Management Strategies for Critical Care

1st Edition

Nicholas Hill, Mitchell M. Levy

CRC Press
Published June 15, 2001
Reference - 832 Pages
ISBN 9780824705220 - CAT# DK5640
Series: Lung Biology in Health and Disease

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Summary

This state-of-the-art reference provides current and effective disease-specific strategies for the management of patients receiving mechanical ventilation-emphasizing weaning processes, monitored sedation, minimization of complications and infection, and new modes of treatment for patients in critical care.
Exploring ancillary approaches, noninvasive positive pressure ventilation, oxygenation, and bronchodilator therapy as options to optimize cost and reduce injury, Ventilator Management Strategies for Critical Care discusses
  • methods to diagnose, manage, and avoid ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • consequences of extubation failure
  • mechanics of true closed-loop ventilation
  • neuromuscular blocking agents and physiological disturbances
  • therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • and more!
    With contributions by over 40 seasoned experts in the field, Ventilator Management Strategies for Critical Care is a valuable resource for intensive or critical care and pulmonary or critical care specialists, surgical critical care specialists, anesthesiologists, physiologists, physiatrists and rehabilitation physicians, respiratory therapists, and medical school and graduate students in these disciplines.
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