This pocket atlas explains how to use pulmonary graphics as a valuable adjunct for patient management. Actual patterns commonly encountered in neonatal practice are presented side-by-side with schematic illustrations that take apart the graphic and identify its key features, accompanied by brief explanatory text. The book addresses the principles of real-time pulmonary graphics, discusses waveforms and loops, and examines how both are affected by mechanical ventilation and disease states. A series of clinical cases brings key points to life.
- Only book to explain how to use pulmonary graphics as adjunct for patient management
- Teaches pattern recognition, the key to interpreting pulmonary graphics
- Side-by-side presentation of actual pulmonary graphics captured from the ventilator and schematic illustrations, accompanied by brief text
- Case scenarios included
Table of Contents
1. Principles of Pulmonary Graphics.- 2. Intro to Waveforms.- 3. Flow Waveform.- 4. Pressure Waveform Description Normal Abnormal Overshoot Plateau.- 5. Volume Waveform.- 6. Changes in Ventilator Settings and Alterations in Scalar Tracings.- 7. Pressure-Volume Loop.- 8. Flow-Volume Loop.- 9. Trend screens.- 10. Clinical scenarios.- 11. Quiz.