Mechanical VentilationPhysiology and Practice

Mechanical VentilationPhysiology and Practice

John W. Kreit

Print publication date: Nov 2017

ISBN: 9780190670085

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Mechanical Ventilation—Physiology and Practice provides a comprehensive review of the physiological principles underlying mechanical ventilation, as well as practical approaches to the management of patients with respiratory failure. The book explains instrumentation and terminology, ventilator modes and breath types, ventilator alarms, how to write ventilator orders, and how to diagnose and correct patient–ventilator asynchrony. It also discusses the physiological assessment of the mechanically ventilated patient and the diagnosis and management of dynamic hyperinflation, and describes how to manage patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), severe obstructive lung disease, and right ventricular failure; how to “wean” patients from the ventilator; and how and when to use noninvasive ventilation.