Pediatric and Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation

by Praveen Khilnani

The aim of this book is to focus on the pediatric and neonatal mechanical ventilation. Mechanical ventilation is an age old proven technology commonly used in neonates, infants, and older children in intensive care units for various indications. This book consists of 17 chapters. This text has been prepared with a view to be simple, practical, concise and easy-to-read for pediatricians, pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) residents and fellows using conventional mechanical ventilation for commonly seen conditions such as respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), and persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN). Some easy-to-read flow diagrams (algorithms) have been used for management of respiratory distress, rapid sequence intubation (RSI), basic mechanical ventilation, and weaning. Noninvasive ventilation modalities such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), biphasic positive airway pressure (BIPAP), and high flow nasal oxygen have also been included. A chapter on how to choose a ventilator has also been included as a guide to new units providing care to neonates and children. This book will be helpful to the user in management of common conditions requiring CPAP, invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation in neonates and older children.

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