ERS Practical Handbook of Invasive Mechanical Ventilation
by Leo Heunks (Editor), Marcus J. Schultz (Editor)
Invasive ventilation is a frequently used lifesaving intervention in critical care. The ERS Practical Handbook of Invasive Mechanical Ventilation provides a concise “why and how to” guide to invasive ventilation, ensuring that caregivers can not only apply invasive ventilation, but obtain a thorough understanding of the underlying principles ensuring that they and their patients gain the most value from this intervention. Editors Leo Heunks and Marcus J. Schultz have brought together leading clinicians and researchers in the field to provide an easy-to-read guide to all aspects of invasive ventilation. Topics covered include: underlying physiology, equipment, invasive ventilation in specific diseases, patient monitoring, supportive therapy and rescue strategies, inhalation therapy during invasive ventilation, weaning from invasive ventilation and technical aspects of the ventilator. This Practical Handbook is a valuable reference and training resource for all invasive ventilation practitioners. * User-friendly format, with key point summaries * A focus on practical aspects and problem solving * Online multiple-choice questions to enable self-assessment Leo Heunks is pulmonologist-intensivist and Professor of Experimental Intensive Care Medicine at the Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Marcus J. Schultz is Honorary Researcher of Nuffield College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, and the Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit (MORU), Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Professor of Experimental Intensive Care at the University of Amsterdam UMC, location AMC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.