Medical Ventilator System Basics: A Clinical Guide

ISBN : 9780198784975

Yuan Lei
264 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Jun 2017
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Medical Ventilator System Basics: A clinical guide is a user-friendly guide to the basic principles and the technical aspects of mechanical ventilation and modern complex ventilator systems. Designed to be used at the bed side by busy clinicians, this book demystifies the internal workings of ventilators so they can be used with confidence for day-to-day needs, for advanced ventilation, as well as for patients who are difficult to wean off the ventilator. Using clear language, the author guides the reader from pneumatic principles to the anatomy and physiology of respiration. Split into 16 easy to read chapters, this guide discusses the system components such as the ventilator, breathing circuit, and humidifier, and considers the major ventilator functions, including the control parameters and alarms. Including over 200 full-colour illustrations and practical troubleshooting information you can rely on, regardless of ventilator models or brands, this guide is an invaluable quick-reference resource for both experienced and inexperienced users.


1 Introduction
2 Basic Concepts
3 Lung Ventilation, Natural and Mechanical
4 Ventilator System Concept
5 Ventilator System Composition
6 Humidification, Nebulization, and Gas Filtering
7 Essential Variables and Breath Types
8 Mechanical Ventilation Modes
9 Ventilator Control Parameters
10 Special Ventilation Functions
11 Ventilator Monitoring
12 Alarms and Safety Mechanisms
13 Troubleshooting and Error Reporting

About the author: 

By education, Yuan Lei is a medical professional, and has practiced medicine for 10 years as a surgeon in a teaching hospital. In 1989, he studied surgery in Zurich University hospital. From 1991, he switched to pursue a career in the medical industry and over the last 17 years, he has worked for Hamilton Medical, a medical ventilators manufacturer.

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