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Basics of Mechanical Ventilation


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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Respiratory Mechanics of Spontaneous Breathing.- Phase Variables.- Basic Modes of Ventilation.- Evaluating the Patient on the Ventilator with Acute Respiratory Decompensation.- Patient-Ventilator Dyssynchrony.- Hemodynamic Consequences of Mechanical Ventilation.- Ventilator Strategies in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.- Ventilator Strategies in Obstructive Lung Diseases.- Ventilator Weaning Strategies.

About the Author

Hooman Poor is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He attends regularly in the medical intensive care unit, teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Poor is an acclaimed educator and has received many awards for his teaching. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.


"The book is written for clinicians such as physicians, respiratory technicians, and nurses. ... This book presents basic principles of mechanical ventilation essentials for clinicians working in critical care settings in a precise and easy-to-understand way. Illustrations and key points make the material easy to read and remember." (Muhammad K Hayat Syed, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2019)

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