A new addition to Springer Publishing’s Compact Clinical Guide series, Mechanical Ventilation is written by critical care nurses for critical care nurses seeking a resource for daily practice. This book covers the critical concepts related to understanding and managing critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilation.

Beginning with the basics of oxygen delivery, the authors provide detailed information to set the foundation for the remainder of the book. Subsequent chapters include an overview of mechanical ventilation, a discussion of the various modes of mechanical ventilation, and patient management strategies including managing ventilator alarms and interpreting arterial blood gas values and chest radiographs. Chapters dedicated to weaning patients from mechanical ventilation, the special considerations for patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation, and pharmacologic support of patients receiving mechanical ventilation follow. The last chapter addresses the global perspective on mechanical ventilation and future considerations in support of patients requiring ventilator support.

Each chapter contains...

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