A Brief History of Artificial Ventilation.- The Structure of the Airways and Lungs.- How the Lungs Work: Mechanics and Gas Exchange with the Blood.- Respiratory Failure.- The Management of Respiratory Failure: Airway Management and Manual Methods of Artificial Ventilation.- Basic principles of mechanical ventilation.- Portable mechanical ventilators.- Managing ventilation during transport.- Ventilation in the intensive care unit: the essentials for non - specialists.- Artificial ventilation in difficult and extreme environments.- Mass ventilation during a viral pandemic: lessons from the COVID 19 outbreak.
This book provides a concise, clinical guide to the basics of airway and ventilation management for non-specialists working in pre-hospital and emergency medicine. It fulfills the need for a resource that simply and clearly explains the fundamentals of respiratory physiology, the pathophysiology behind respiratory failure and the practical aspects of artificial ventilation.
Artificial Ventilation: A Basic Clinical Guide, 2nd edition has been expanded to include guidance on mass ventilation during a viral pandemic with lessons learnt from the COVID-19 outbreak. It has been fully revised to support non-specialist medical and nursing personnel to understand the basics of artificial ventilation and to be able to improvise mass ventilation outside the ICU. Professionals seeking a clear guidance on currently available devices and new approaches to mechanical ventilation will find this book to be an essential resource for all types of emergency situations where artificial ventilation is required.
David Baker studied medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London and served for 20 years as a medical officer in the Royal Navy where he specialised in anaesthesia and toxic neurophysiology, in which area he was awarded a doctorate in medicine for work on the management of organophosphate poisoning. Later he worked as a consultant in anaesthesia for the Paris emergency service (SAMU) at the Necker University Hospital where he developed a special interest in emergency ventilation, particularly following toxic exposure. From 2004 he also worked as a consultant medical toxicologist for the United Kingdom Health protection agency and has lectured as a visiting professor at Harvard University and visiting senior lecturer at King's College, University of London.
He has served as a Board Member for the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine and has worked as a consultant for the World Health Organisation and the International Committee of the Red Cross. David Baker has lectured in over 40 countries around the world and has been author and editor of a number of textbooks and journal articles.
His book 'Toxic Trauma: a basic clinical guide' was published by Springer Verlag in 2014 with a second edition in 2016 and was highly commended by the British Medical Association annual book awards. The first edition of Artificial Ventilation: a basic clinical guide which was published in 2016 has received praise from all parts of the world.