Peter C. Rimensberger
Springer; 2015 edition (November 12; 2014)
Pediatric and Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation: From Basics to Clinical Practice (PDF); written by outstanding authorities from all over the world; this comprehensive new etextbook on pediatric and neonatal ventilation puts the focus on the effective delivery of respiratory support to infants; children; 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 other educational issues. Throughout; the textbook is complemented by numerous illustrations and key information is clearly summarized in lists and tables.