Manual of Neonatal Respiratory Care
March 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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Divided into twenty main sections, this book offers a wealth of information to those providing intensive respiratory care to the newborn. Eighty-three separate chapters, written by leaders in their respective fields, cover a comprehensive range of material, including lung development and function, the principles of mechanical ventilation, available diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, strategies for treating various respiratory disorders, alternative treatments, outcomes, and ethical considerations pertaining to the care of newborns. The outline-style presentation is clinically focused, ensuring that all subjects are described in a manner that is easily understood and easily applied to bedside treatment.
This manual will be of immense value to all those who come in contact with a neonatal intensive care unit, including pediatricians, neonatologists, pulmonary specialists, respiratory therapists, neonatal nurses and nurse practitioners, fellows, residents, interns, and medical students.