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Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

Edited by Fiona Creed and Christine Spiers.

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Critical Care; Nursing Skills; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Neurology; Nephrology; Acute Medicine. 576 pages.

Using real life case studies to link knowledge to actual practice and written by senior nurses for nurses, this resource is essential for all nurses who work in acute care settings.

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Dynamic hyperinflation and intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure

Mark T. Gladwin.

in Mechanical Ventilation

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 3238 words.

Normally, expiratory flow stops and expiration ends only when the respiratory system has returned to its equilibrium volume and alveolar pressure is zero. This is the point at which the...

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Essential pulmonary physiology

John W. Kreit.

in Mechanical Ventilation

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 8909 words.

Chapter 1 provides an explanation of certain essential aspects of pulmonary physiology which provides the foundation for all the chapters that follow, and covers the respiratory system,...

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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Matthew Cove and Arthur Boujoukos.

in Mechanical Ventilation

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 2077 words.

Chapter 14 discusses extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Although used infrequently, and only in specialized centers, ECMO is capable of providing adequate gas exchange when...

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Fitness for Work

Edited by Keith T Palmer, Ian Brown and John Hobson.

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy; Neurology; Psychiatry; Ophthalmology; Otolaryngology (ENT); Rheumatology; Gastroenterology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Haematology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Nephrology; Critical Care; Rehabilitation Medicine; Dermatology; Infectious Diseases; Old Age Psychiatry; Clinical Oncology. 736 pages.

The fifth edition of this established resource provides comprehensive and practical guidance on the effects of medical conditions on employment and working capability. Every significant...

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Heart Failure

Roy S. Gardner, Theresa A. McDonagh and Niki L. Walker.

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Pathology; Clinical Skills; Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Interventional Radiology; Surgical Skills; Transplant Surgery; Critical Care; Medical Oncology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Medical Skills; Peri-operative Care; Palliative Medicine. 512 pages.

Heart failure is an important and ever expanding sub-speciality of cardiology, and many health care professional bodies are now developing specialist expertise in heart failure. With...

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How to write ventilator orders

John W. Kreit.

in Mechanical Ventilation

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 2038 words.

Chapter 5 discusses how to write ventilator orders, and is divided into three sections: Initial ventilator orders—How to choose appropriate settings immediately after intubation; Adjusting...

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ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients

Edited by Ali Al-Khafaji.

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Critical Care; Transplant Surgery; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Gastroenterology; Nephrology; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Immunology; Nursing Skills; Anaesthetics; Surgical Skills. 304 pages.

ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients provides a concise resource for intensivists, surgeons, and nurses caring for abdominal organ transplant patients before and after surgery....

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Instrumentation and terminology

John W. Kreit.

in Mechanical Ventilation

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 2138 words.

Chapter 3 discusses the design and the major components of mechanical ventilators, and it also defines and explains the large number of terms that certain to come up during a discussion of...

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Mechanical Ventilation

John W. Kreit.

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Critical Care; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 192 pages.

This resource provices a clear explanation of essential physiology, terms and acronyms, and ventilator modes and breath types. It describes how mechanical ventilators work and explains...

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