Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Mechanical Ventilation

Jessica Lovich-Sapola

MetroHealth Medical Center

A board-certified Anesthesiologist, President of the Medical Staff at MetroHealth Medical Center, and active author, editor, and reviewer of publications and book chapters, with a focus in Trauma, Burn, and Regional Anesthesia.


Maureen Harders

MetroHealth Medical Center

Jonathan Alter

MetroHealth Medical Center


Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation Endotracheal Intubation Patient Positioning Oxygenation Acute Respiratory Distress Controlled Mechanical Ventilation Partially-Controlled Mechanical Ventilation Trauma Ventilation Special Ventilation Strategies Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Alarm Types Airway Leak

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About the book

Mechanical ventilation and ventilator management vary based on location and type of lung injury. Understanding the types of lung injury, and various methods of achieving ventilation expands the armamentarium of the practitioner and allow for the best management decisions to be made.

This book will be a reference for the most up-to-date information on critical care and operating room ventilation. We begin with the discussion of basic ventilation strategies in the operating room. We continue with an analysis of the most recent information on critical care ventilation, including Covid-19 ventilation strategies. Our focus will then change to mechanical ventilation in the trauma patient. We will address various airway management techniques in patients with chest trauma, abdominal trauma, head trauma, and burns. Incorporated into the discussion of mechanical ventilation will be the troubleshooting of ventilation problems in an intubated patient.

This book intends to give the reader a comprehensive overview of mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit (ICU) and operating room (OR) settings based on the most recent literature.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 23rd 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: April 20th 2021

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: June 19th 2021

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: September 7th 2021

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: November 6th 2021

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About the editor

Jessica Lovich-Sapola

MetroHealth Medical Center

Jessica Lovich-Sapola is an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University SOM, USA. Dr. Lovich-Sapola completed her degrees, MD at NEOMED and MBA at Cleveland State University, USA. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Lovich-Sapola is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist at MetroHealth Medical Center, where she serves as President of the Medical Staff and Associate Director of Anesthesia Quality. Her academic focus is on Trauma, Burn, and Regional Anesthesia. She has authored 5 peer-reviewed articles, 66 book chapters, and 18 abstracts presented at national meetings. Dr. Lovich-Sapola is also the editor of the book: Anesthesia Oral Board Review: Knocking out the Boards. Dr. Lovich-Sapola serves on committees for the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists (OSA) and Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA).

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