Practical Applications of Mechanical Ventilation PDF
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Over the years, I have been involved in teaching which is my passion and love. The idea of this book came to my mind when I started taking regular lectures for my PG students and other practitioners. There were constant complaints from my students that there was no basic text available on ventilators which was clear, concise and easy to understand and which gave an overview of the physiologic basis of ventilation and ventilatory strategy for different diseases requiring intensive care.
The aim of this book is to meet these demands. It is an attempt to fill the gap and supplement rather than replace the many excellent textbooks already available, thereby allowing students to gain a foothold in the understanding of intensive care units and ventilators. This book is both, a theoretical as well as a practical guide for beginners. It aims at answering all the questions that arise during the daily work of postgraduate students in the daily routine of mechanical ventilation. This book has been written keeping in mind mainly young resident doctors of anaesthesiology, surgery and medicine confronting mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit for the first time.
For certain reasons no references are quoted in the book. Firstly, it was never my objective to produce a reference source book. Secondly, the book is intended to be useful in day-to-day practice and it has been my experience that including references will make it difficult to achieve a concise format.
The attempt has been to produce a clear and practical understanding of ventilators and hence the book provides concise and accurate information on the basics of respiratory physiology, its clinical applications providing optimal knowledge in ventilatory strategy in intensive care. The book comprises of 43 chapters grouped into six parts to cover various aspects of ventilatory management. The aim of this book is to augment clinical teaching and inspire a more detailed study. The book has been written as a practical guide for the people working in an intensive care unit and postgraduate students. I felt the need for a detailed but simplified approach to cover the practical applications of mechanical ventilation.
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