Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation,
Edition 8 Physiological and Clinical Applications
By James M. Cairo, PhD, RRT, FAARC

Publication Date: 31 Aug 2023

Ensure you understand one of the most sophisticated areas of respiratory care with Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications, 8th Edition! Known for its simple explanations and in-depth coverage of patient-ventilator management, this evidence-based text walks you through the most fundamental and advanced concepts surrounding mechanical ventilation and helps you understand how to properly apply these principles to patient care. This new edition is an excellent reference for all critical care practitioners and features coverage of the physiological effects of mechanical ventilation on different cross-sections of the population. Additionally, user-friendly features promote critical thinking and clinical application, such as key points, AARC clinical practice guidelines, critical care concepts, and updated learning objectives.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia chapter presents in-depth, comprehensive coverage on this very challenging issue.
  • Critical Care Concepts present short questions that challenge you to apply knowledge learned to difficult concepts.
  • Brief patient case studies list pertinent assessment data and pose a critical thinking question to test your content comprehension.
  • Key Points draw attention to pivotal concepts and highlight important information as topics are addressed.
  • Intended for classroom or small group discussions, Clinical Scenarios offer a more comprehensive patient scenario that covers patient presentation, assessment data, and treatment options.
  • Logical sequencing of chapters builds on previously learned concepts.
  • Comprehensive Learning Objectives provide a clear, concise listing of what you need to learn in the chapter.
  • Bulleted end-of-chapter summaries help assess comprehension and guide study efforts.
  • Excerpts of Clinical Practice Guidelines developed by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) are presented in a convenient, reader-friendly format.
  • Chapter outlines provide a "big picture" of the chapter content.
  • NBRC-style end-of-chapter review questions reinforce the very difficult concept of mechanical ventilation with practice that focuses on certification exam success.
  • Glossary of mechanical ventilation terminology provides definitions for highlighted key terms in each chapter.

New Features

  • UPDATED! Revised content throughout reflects the latest standards of respiratory care.
About the author
By James M. Cairo, PhD, RRT, FAARC, Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions, Professor of Cardiopulmonary Science, Physiology, and Anesthesiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Basic Terms and Concepts of Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 2 How Ventilators Work
Chapter 3 How a Breath Is Delivered
Chapter 4 Establishing the Need for Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 5 Selecting the Ventilator and the Mode
Chapter 6 Initial Ventilator Settings
Chapter 7 Final Considerations in Ventilator Setup
Chapter 8 Initial Patient Assessment
Chapter 9 Ventilator Graphics
Chapter 10 Assessment of Respiratory Function
Chapter 11 Hemodynamic Monitoring
Chapter 12 Methods to Improve Ventilation in Patient-Ventilator Management
Chapter 13 Improving Oxygenation and Management of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Chapter 14 Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Chapter 15 Sedatives, Analgesics, and Paralytics
Chapter 16 Extrapulmonary Effects of Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 17 Effects of Positive Pressure Ventilation on the Pulmonary System
Chapter 18 Troubleshooting and Problem Solving
Chapter 19 Basic Concepts of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
Chapter 20 Weaning From and Discontinuation of Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 21 Long-Term Ventilation
Chapter 22 Neonatal and Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 23 Special Techniques Used in Ventilatory Support
Appendix A Answer Key
Appendix B Review of Abnormal Physiological Processes
Appendix C Graphics Exercises
Book details
ISBN: 9780323871648
Page Count: 553
Retail Price : £91.99

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