Respiratory support: mechanical ventilation

Sheila K. Adam and Sue Osborne

in Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

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Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780199215904
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597963 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Respiratory support: mechanical ventilation

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Physiology overview: movement of gases I - Physiology overview: movement of gases II - Physiology overview: gas exchange I - Physiology overview: gas exchange II - Physiology overview: carriage of gases and cell processes to produce energy - Arterial blood gas analysis - Respiration: patient assessment I - Respiration: patient assessment II - Hypoxaemia and hypoxia - Oxygen therapy - Non-invasive ventilation - Intermittent positive pressure ventilation: indications - Intermittent positive pressure ventilation: physiological effects - Intermittent positive pressure ventilation: modes of ventilation - Ventilator settings - Pressure–volume relationships - Troubleshooting - Improving oxygenation in the ventilated patient - Managing hypercapnia in severe pulmonary disease - High frequency ventilation

Chapter.  7851 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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