Mechanical Ventilation is a comprehensive guide to the evaluation and management of critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilatory support. This new text helps respiratory care students and clinicians alike bridge the gap between theory and practice as they strive to provide the very best care for patients.
Aimed at developing advanced practice and critical care respiratory therapists, the text covers key concepts, techniques, and procedures for providing safe and effective mechanical ventilation. Readers will learn to apply assessment skills to evaluate patients in impending or actual respiratory failure. After studying indications for mechanical ventilation, they will learn how to initiate mechanical ventilator support, adjust ventilation to keep patients stabilized, monitor patients over time, and discontinue ventilator support.
- A valuable resource to prepare for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) entry-level and advanced respiratory care exams.
- Bridges the gap between theory and practice in the care of critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilatory support.
- Focuses on interdisciplinary teams as they related to patient care and treatment
- Clinical Focus exercises serve as case studies to help readers refine their critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Navigate 2 Advantage Access includes a full eBook, student practice activities and assessments, instructor resources, and grading analytics tools.
- Robust set of Slides in PowerPoint format for each chapter, including an extremely comprehensive synopsis of ventilator types containing over 1000 slides!
About The Author
David C. Shelledy, Ph.D., RRT, RPFT, FAARC, FASAHP – Professor and Dean, School of Health Professions, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, Dean Emeritus and Professor, Departments of Respiratory Care, Clinical Sciences, and Health Systems Management, Rush University, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Shelledy has served as a professor, respiratory care program director, and respiratory care academic department chairman for over 25 years. He has taught patient assessment, both at the bedside and in the classroom to respiratory care students at St. Petersburg College, Georgia State University, Athens Technical College, Rush University, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He currently holds an appointment as Professor and Dean, School of Health Professions at The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas.
Jay I. Peters, MD – Professor, and Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Dr. Jay Peters currently is the medical director of the Department of Respiratory Care at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Peters also serves as Professor and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Peters has published over 180 journal articles and abstracts and over 40 book chapters related to respiratory care.