Basics of Mechanical Ventilation

  • Hooman Poor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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    Pages 1-10
  3. Hooman Poor
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  4. Hooman Poor
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  5. Hooman Poor
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  8. Hooman Poor
    Pages 75-93
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  10. Hooman Poor
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 129-132

About this book


This book is a practical and easily understandable guide for mechanical ventilation. With a focus on the basics, this text begins with a detailed account of the mechanisms of spontaneous breathing as a reference point to then describe how a ventilator actually works and how to effectively use it in practice. The text then details: the various modes of ventilation commonly used in clinical practice; patient-ventilator interactions and dyssynchrony; how to approach a patient on the ventilator with respiratory decompensation; the optimal ventilator management for common disease states like acute respiratory distress syndrome and obstructive lung disease; the process of ventilator weaning; and hemodynamic effects of mechanical ventilation. Written for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in a variety of different specialties (including internal medicine, critical care, surgery and anesthesiology), this book will instruct readers on how to effectively manage a ventilator, as well as explain the underlying interactions between it and the critically ill patient.


Respiratory Medicine Critical Care Medicine Mechanical Ventilation Ventilator Respiratory Failure Lung Disease

Authors and affiliations

  • Hooman Poor
    • 1
  1. 1.Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory InstituteIcahn School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-89980-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-89981-7
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