Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation (4th Edition) – eBook


  • Authors: Dean R. Hess, Robert M. Kacmarek
  • File Size: 24 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 446 Pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 4th edition
  • Publication Date: October 26, 2018
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07J24DQ3V
  • ISBN-10: 1260026108, 1260026094
  • ISBN-13: 9781260026108, 9781260026092


This practical guide is written from the viewpoint of authors who have about 100 years of experience as clinicians, researchers, educators, and authors. Different from other references on the topic, this resource is about mechanical ventilation instead of mechanical ventilators. It is written to offer a solid understanding of the general principles and basic foundational knowledge of mechanical ventilation as required by critical care physicians and respiratory therapists. To make it clinically relevant, Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation4th Edition, (PDF) includes disease-specific chapters relevant to mechanical ventilation in these conditions.

The Fourth Edition has been sensibly updated throughout. New content features coverage of mechanical ventilation of the overweight patient and advanced monitoring procedures. Concepts like driving pressure are included, and the content has been checked against the most currently published clinical practice guidelines.

Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation 4e is divided into four parts:

Part One, Principles of Mechanical Ventilation explains basic principles of mechanical ventilation and then continues with issues like indications for mechanical ventilation, appropriate physiologic goals, and ventilator liberation.

Part Two, Ventilator Management, provides practical advice for ventilating patients with a variety of diseases.

Part Three, Monitoring During Mechanical Ventilation, talks about blood gases, hemodynamics, mechanics, and waveforms.

Part Four, Topics in Mechanical Ventilation, includes issues such as airway management, aerosol delivery, and extracorporeal life support.

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