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CLINICAL APPLICATION OF MECHANCIAL VENTILATION, FOURTH EDITION integrates fundamental concepts of respiratory physiology with the day-to-day duties of a respiratory care professional. Utilizing the wide degree of topics covered, including airway management, understanding ventilator waveforms, and addressing critical care issues, students have the best resource available for understanding mechanical ventilation and its clinical application. Enhancing the learning experience are valuable illustrations of concepts and equipment, highlighted key points, and self-assesment questions in NRBC format with answers. Whether preparing for the national exam or double-checking a respiratory care calculation, this textbook provides the fundamental principles of respiratory care with the clinical guidance necessary for mechanical ventilation.

David W. Chang, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama

David W. Chang, EdD, RRT-NPS is Professor of Cardio respiratory Care at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama.
  • Relevant websites have been added to the chapters for further study
  • New chapter of "Critical Care Issues address" the NBRC's developing focus on mechanical ventilation and critical care events.
  • Updated chapter covers mechanical ventilation in nontraditional settings from the home setting to a mass casualty incident, addressing modern concerns and situations not commonly covered, but essential knowledge to have for success.
  • Updated appendices and respiratory care calculations make this a great resource and learning tool for now and in the future!
  • New design, photographs, and illustrations enhance the content.
  • Self-Assessment Questions are included in each chapter in NBRC format with answers for quick review of strengths and weaknesses for focused study.
  • Key Term margin definitions appear next to the term for fast reference, along with important check-points that highlight vital information for comprehension.
  • With 16 revised and thorough real-life case studies, there's plenty of practice for students to apply their knowledge of mechanical ventilation.
1. Principles of Mechanical Ventilation.
2. Effects and Complications of Positive Pressure Ventilation.
3. Classification of Mechanical Ventilators.
4. Operating Modes of Mechanical Ventilation.
5. Special Airways for Ventilation.
6. Airway Management in Mechanical Ventilation.
7. Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation.
8. Initiation of Mechanical Ventilation.
9. Monitoring in Mechanical Ventilation.
10. Hemodynamic Monitoring.
11. Ventilator Waveform.
12. Management of Mechanical Ventilation.
13. Procedures Related to Mechanical Ventilation.
14. Critical Care Issues.
15. Pharmacotherapy for Mechanical Ventilation.
16. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation.
17. Neonatal and Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation.
18. Mechanical Ventilation in Non-Traditional Settings.
19. Case Studies.
Appendix 1. Reference Laboratory Values.
Appendix 2. Respiratory Care Equations and Normal Values.
Appendix 3. Hemodynamic Equations and Normal Values.
Appendix 4. Conversion Factors.
Appendix 5. Dubois Body Surface Chart.
Appendix 6. Anatomic Values in Children and Adults.
Appendix 7. Selection of Airways for Children and Adults.
Appendix 8. Oxygen Transport Normal Ranges.
Appendix 9. Glasgow Coma Score.
Appendix 10. APACHE II Severity of Disease Classification System.
Appendix 11. Triage Scores for Mass Casualty Incidence.

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  • ISBN-10: 128567846X
  • ISBN-13: 9781285678467
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  • ISBN-13: 9781111539580
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  • RETAIL $179.95

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ISBN: 9781111539672
This Workbook is designed to reinforce the essential concepts presented in Clinical Application of Mechanical Ventilation, and give learners practice with questions written in NRBC format. With a concise and easy-to-read approach, the new edition of this book integrates the essential concepts of respiratory physiology with the clinical application of mechanical ventilation. Extensive coverage of airway management and weaning criteria, and a concise view of pharmacotherapy for mechanical ventilation are included. This edition features new material on special procedures in mechanical ventilation, chest tubes and placement, proportional pressure support, airway management, and ventilator waveform analysis.

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ISBN: 9781111539689
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ISBN: 9781111539672