Respiratory therapy techniques

Edited by Carl Waldmann, Neil Soni and Andrew Rhodes

in Oxford Desk Reference: Critical Care

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199229581
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725722 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Desk Reference

Respiratory therapy techniques

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Chapter contents

Oxygen therapy - Ventilatory support: indications - IPPV—description of ventilators - IPPV—modes of ventilation - IPPV—adjusting the ventilator - IPPV—barotrauma - IPPV—weaning techniques - High-frequency ventilation - Positive end-respiratory pressure - Continuous positive airway pressure ventilation (CPAP) - Recruitment manoeuvres - Prone position ventilation - Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) - Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for adults in respiratory failure - Tracheostomy - Aftercare of the patient with a tracheostomy - Chest drain insertion - Pleural aspiration - Flexible bronchoscopy - Chest physiotherapy - Humidification - Heart–lung interactions

Chapter.  30926 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Critical Care

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