This book – Basics of Mechanical Ventilation – is a practical and easily understandable guide for mechanical ventilation.
With a focus on the basics, this text begins with a detailed account of the mechanisms of spontaneous breathing as a reference point to then describe how a ventilator actually works and how to effectively use it in practice.
The text then details: the various modes of ventilation commonly used in clinical practice; patient-ventilator interactions and dyssynchrony; how to approach a patient on the ventilator with respiratory decompensation; the optimal ventilator management for common disease states like acute respiratory distress syndrome and obstructive lung disease; the process of ventilator weaning; and hemodynamic effects of mechanical ventilation.
Written for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in a variety of different specialties (including internal medicine, critical care, surgery and anesthesiology), this book will instruct readers on how to effectively manage a ventilator, as well as explain the underlying interactions between it and the critically ill patient.
The book is written for clinicians such as physicians, respiratory technicians, and nurses… This book presents basic principles of mechanical ventilation essentials for clinicians working in critical care settings in a precise and easy-to-understand way. Illustrations and key points make the material easy to read and remember.
— Muhammad K Hayat Syed, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2019