Compact Clinical Guide To Mechanical Ventilation

Author: Sandra Goldsworthy
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826198066
Size: 16,16 MB
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The only book written about mechanical ventilation by nurses for nurses, this text fills a void in addressing high-level patient care and management specific to critical care nurses. It provides a detailed approach to developing expertise in this challenging area. (Critical & Intensive Care)

Understanding Mechanical Ventilation

Author: Ashfaq Hasan
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848828698
Size: 12,12 MB
Format: PDF
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Simplify, simplify! Henry David Thoreau For writers of technical books, there can be no better piece of advice. Around the time of writing the first edition – about a decade ago – there were very few monographs on this s- ject: today, there are possibly no less than 20. Based on critical inputs, this edition stands thoroughly revamped. New chapters on ventilator waveforms, airway humidification, and aerosol therapy in the ICU now find a place. Novel software-based modes of ventilation have been included. Ventilator-associated pneumonia has been se- rated into a new chapter. Many new diagrams and algorithms have been added. As in the previous edition, considerable energy has been spent in presenting the material in a reader-friendly, conv- sational style. And as before, the book remains firmly rooted in physiology. My thanks are due to Madhu Reddy, Director of Universities Press – formerly a professional associate and now a friend, P. Sudhir, my tireless Pulmonary Function Lab technician who found the time to type the bits and pieces of this manuscript in between patients, A. Sobha for superbly organizing my time, Grant Weston and Cate Rogers at Springer, London, Balasaraswathi Jayakumar at Spi, India for her tremendous support, and to Dr. C. Eshwar Prasad, who, for his words of advice, I should have thanked years ago. vii viii Preface to the Second Edition Above all, I thank my wife and daughters, for understanding.

A Practical Guide To Mechanical Ventilation

Author: J. D. Truwit
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470976640
Size: 14,18 MB
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A new, case-oriented and practical guide to one of the core techniques in respiratory medicine and critical care. Concise, practical reference designed for use in the critical care setting Case-oriented content is organised according to commonly encountered clinical scenarios Flow charts and algorithms delineate appropriate treatment protocols

Mechanical Ventilation In Critically Ill Cancer Patients

Author: Antonio M. Esquinas
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 331949256X
Size: 18,23 MB
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This book aims to equip the reader to make optimal decisions on the use of mechanical ventilatory support in critically ill cancer patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF) and to implement the different strategies effectively. Detailed information is provided on the rationale for invasive and non-invasive ventilation, the different modes of ventilation, indications and contraindications, prognostic factors, and outcomes. The role of postoperative mechanical ventilation following various forms of surgery is extensively addressed, and key aspects of withdrawal from ventilatory support are discussed. Attention is also devoted to mechanical ventilation in the palliative care context. The concluding part of the book focuses on healthcare resource utilization and organizational support in cancer critical care. ARF is the most common reason for hospital and intensive care admission among oncological patients, and there is growing evidence that outcome following mechanical ventilation is improving. Readers will find this book to be an invaluable aid when selecting and executing a strategy for management of ARF in individual cancer patients.

Families In The Intensive Care Unit

Author: Giora Netzer
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319943375
Size: 12,68 MB
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This text is one of the first comprehensive resources on understanding and working with families in the intensive care unit. The text provides a conceptual overview of the Family ICU Syndrome, a constellation of physical morbidity, psychopathology, cognitive deficits, and conflict. Outlining its mechanisms, the book presents a guide to combating the syndrome with an interdisciplinary team. The text represents the full array of the interdisciplinary team by also spotlighting administrative considerations for health care management and approaches to training different members of the health care team. Family voices are featured prominently in the text as well. The book also addresses the complete trajectory of needs of care, including survivorship and end-of-life care. Written by experts in the field, Families in the Intensive Care Unit: A Guide to Understanding, Engaging and Supporting at the Bedside is a state-of-the-art reference for all clinicians who work with families in the ICU.

Essentials Of Neonatal Ventilation 1st Edition E Book

Author: Rajiv PK
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 8131249999
Size: 20,99 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is an outstanding attempt to standardize bedside neonatal respiratory care by the most researched authentic experts in the world. This involves more than sixty authors from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Spain, Italy, Germany, India, UAE, and China. The latest in the arena of neonatal ventilation which holds future promise has been incorporated in this book. The experts take you through a real-time progression of bedside ventilation practices, with the focus on pulmonary and neurological morbidity. The e-book has links to videos of critical chapters and lecture PPTs to give the intensivist a 360-degree understanding of the complexities of neonatal ventilation. First comprehensive bedside management book of a baby on assisted ventilation. Latest evidence-based practices on noninvasive ventilation with protocols. A bedside guide for neonatologists, fellows, residents, postgraduates, medical students, nurse practitioners, and respiratory therapists. Management of assisted ventilation including high-frequency ventilation and NAVA. Analysis and algorithmic approach to cardiac hemodynamics in respiratory distress. Protocolized approaches to critical respiratory diseases of the newborn. Ancillary services explained in detail like targeted ECHO, NIRS, and Graphics by experts. Videos and lecture presentations by experts on SLI, CPAP, SNIPPV, NAVA, ECHO, and Graphics.

Field Guide To Bedside Diagnosis

Author: David Scott Smith
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781781657
Size: 12,37 MB
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Field Guide to Bedside Diagnosis, Second Edition enables students and physicians to navigate from the patient's symptoms and presenting signs to the diagnosis. The book covers 139 chief complaints and signs and is organized to parallel the diagnostic reasoning process: a differential overview of probable causes, a diagnostic approach for each differential, and the specific clinical findings that point to diagnosis. A collection of 192 full-color illustrations show diagnostically important observable signs. This edition includes thoroughly updated diagnostic approaches and quick-access Evidence-Based Medicine Physical Diagnosis tables indicating sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios for findings.

Guide To Mechanical Ventilation And Intensive Respiratory Care

Author: Lynelle N. B. Pierce
Editor: Saunders
Size: 15,35 MB
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This handy pocket guide focuses on respiratory support appliances and various aspects of mechanical ventilation. Beginning with an overview of pulmonary anatomy and physiology, the book reviews the principles and application of physical and pharmacologic therapies used for the pulmonary system. A special section on advance modes of mechanical ventilation is also included. Provides a firm scientific basis for patient care and interpretation of complex data to aid understanding of how physiologic processes are altered when mechanical ventilation is applied Discusses methods of airway maintenance, including administration of oxygen, humidification and aerosol therapy, bronchial hygiene techniques, and lung expansion therapies Details every phase of mechanical ventilation from patient selection and how the ventilator performs the respiratory cycle, to how settings are chosen and how alarm parameters are set. Investigates complications, how to monitor the patient ventilator system, troubleshooting and problem intervention. Describes traditional and nonconventional modes, as well as alternative methods of mechanical ventilation. Covers invasive and noninvasive patient monitoring techniques, including pulse oximetry, arterial and mixed venous blood gas analysis and more. Addresses treatment of tissue oxygenation imbalances, methods of weaning and more

Dyspnoea In Advanced Disease

Author: Sara Booth
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198530039
Size: 20,12 MB
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Dyspnoea is a common symptom in people with advanced cancer, cardiac, respiratory, and some neurological diseases. This book is concerned with the palliation of breathlessness associated with advanced disease. It includes chapters from an international group of experts on the best ways to help patients and families live as fully as possible with this distressing symptom and, when it is inevitable, to die as comfortably and peacefully as possible.

Saunders Nursing Guide To Diagnostic And Laboratory Tests E Book

Author: Louise M. Malarkey
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455703834
Size: 13,77 MB
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Saunders Nursing Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 2nd Edition is the perfect guide to laboratory testing for both students and practicing nurses alike. Featuring the latest testing information organized alphabetically for quick reference, this resource offers test formats that emphasize the nurse's specific role in all aspects of the testing process. Basics the Nurse Needs to Know and Nursing Care sections for every laboratory test explain what the nurse is to do during the pre-, post- and actual test stages, and highlights the nursing responses to critical values, complications, patient teaching, and health promotion. A new companion Evolve website also offers a variety of learning resources and skills videos to help you master diagnostic procedures and perform accurate testing. Alphabetical organization of the laboratory tests (featuring alphabetical thumb tabs) makes every test easy to find. Also Called sections feature synonyms and abbreviations that help you identify specific tests. Purpose of the Test states the indications of each test. Basics the Nurse Needs to Know offers an explanation of each test in clear, simple language. Normal Values in standard and SI units include variations for gender and age, where relevant. How the Test is Done succinctly describes how each test is performed. Significance of Test Results list the diseases and disorders that are associated with abnormal findings. Interfering Factors list the factors, such as drugs, herbs, and improper specimen collection and handling, that inadvertently affect test results. Nursing Care is divided into Pretest, During the Test, and Posttest, listing in detail what the nurse does in the testing process. Nursing Response to Critical Values and Nursing Response to Complications detail what you should be alert for before, during, and after the test and how to manage dangerous situations. Explicit incorporation of nursing concerns related to lab tests can only be found in this lab book. Over 50 new and updated pieces of art highlight how results are interpreted, what equipment is used, and how various techniques are performed. Over 20 new tests prepare you for the types of tests you will encounter during your clinical experience. Patient Teaching icons make crucial nursing content easy to find. New Student Resources on Evolve feature a variety of supplemental learning tools. Skills materials, including skills checklists, PDFs of skills, and brief skills video clips, help you master specimen collection and basic diagnostic procedures. Patient handouts provide practical, useable materials to make your clinical experience easier. Audio pronunciations simplify the process of learning difficult terminology.