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.