This book functions as both an introduction and a refresher of fundamental mechanical ventilation concepts. It reviews the core evidence-based principles of ventilation and focuses on this topic as it occurs in the emergency setting, covering the management from intubation until transfer to the ICU.
Comprehensive and concise, this second edition features updated new material on blood gas analysis, advanced modes of ventilation, as well as a completely revamped chapter on the ventilator screen, and five new case studies. Additionally, many of the expertly written chapters are supplemented with illustrations crafted for quick, visual learning.
Written with the daily challenges of the emergency room in mind, Mechanical Ventilation in Emergency Medicine, Second Edition, is an invaluable reference for all emergency health care providers.
• Discusses management of patients with respiratory failure, with a focus on methods of respiratory support
• Includes realistic case studies from the emergency department
• Provides an introduction to key concepts of physiology pertinent to mechanical ventilation