• Mechanical Characteristics of the Lung and the Chest Wall
• Physiology of Inflation and Deflation
• Gas Exchange
• Clinical Examination and Assessment
• Ventilators and Modes
• Mechanical Ventilation Strategies
• Mechanical Ventilation for Neonates
• Ventilator graphics
• Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation
• Respiratory Care Equipment
• Chronic Ventilation and Home Care
• Case-based Analysis of Respiratory Failure.
This textbook comprehensively covers mechanical ventilation in neonates and children integrating the latest knowledge and understanding of developmental biology, age-related and disease-specific physiologic differences in the practice of mechanical ventilation. The physiology associated with ventilation and lung mechanics are described. Guidance is provided on how to carry out a range of clinical assessments appropriately, including those for ventilation, mechanics and breathing control. Available pathophysiology-based management strategies for a range of situations including respiratory failure and ventilatory failure are also provided.
Mechanical Ventilation in Neonates and Children: A Pathophysiology Based Management Approach broadly covers a range of topics associated with mechanical ventilation in children and neonates. It is a valuable resource for specific seminars or courses that concentrate on respiratory failure in children and for those preparing for board certification examinations for neonatal/perinatal medicine and pediatric critical care medicine.
• Describes age growth related variations in pulmonary physiology & age growth impact on ventilatory strategies
• Reinforces the importance of therapy, monitoring response, ventilatory settings adjusment
• Reviews beneficial response and deleterious consequences of mechanical ventilation