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
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