Pediatric and Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation: From Basics to Clinical Practice
Written by outstanding authorities from all over the world, this
comprehensive new textbook on pediatric and neonatal ventilation puts
the focus on the effective delivery of respiratory support to children,
infants and newborns. In the early chapters, developmental issues
concerning the respiratory system are considered, physiological and
mechanical principles are introduced and airway management and
conventional and alternative ventilation techniques are discussed.
Thereafter, the rational use of mechanical ventilation in various
pediatric and neonatal pathologies is explained, with the emphasis on a
practical step-by-step approach. Respiratory monitoring and safety
issues in ventilated patients are considered in detail, and many other
topics of interest to the bedside clinician are covered, including the
ethics of withdrawal of respiratory support and educational issues.
Throughout, the text is complemented by numerous illustrations and key
information is clearly summarized in tables and lists.