Non-Invasive Respiratory Support Techniques: Oxygen Therapy, Non-Invasive Ventilation and CPAP
December 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Written for qualified healthcare professionals with experience of caring for patients with respiratory conditions, Non-Invasive Respiratory Support Techniques: Oxygen Therapy, Non-Invasive Ventilation and CPAP provides a practical guide to oxygen therapy, non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), clearly defining how and when the various treatments are used and including ideas on developing protocols to support practice.
1 Clinical Management of Respiratory Failure (John Hurst).
What is respiratory failure?
What are the causes of respiratory failure?
The pathophysiology of respiratory failure.
The management of respiratory failure.
Assessment of a patient with respiratory failure.
2 Arterial Blood Gas Analysis (With contribution from Maura McElligott and Sandra Gallacher).
Non-invasive monitoring for respiratory failure.
Invasive monitoring for respiratory failure.
3 Oxygen Therapy.
Hypoxaemic (Type I) respiratory failure.
Hypercapnic (Type II) respiratory failure.
Delivery of supplemental oxygen.
Acute oxygen therapy.
Home oxygen therapy.
Ambulatory oxygen therapy.
Travelling with oxygen.
4 Non-Invasive Ventilation.
Indications: acute use.
Indications: long-term use.
Choosing equipment (interfaces).
Prevention of complications.
5 Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP).
CPAP for the treatment of Type I respiratory failure.
CPAP for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome.
Other forms of treatment.
6 Setting Up Respiratory Support Services.
Home CPAP for sleep apnoea.
Principle-based approach to ethical decision making.
Acts and omissions.
Legal cases to support decision making.
Professional responsibility in ethical decision making.
Christine Mikelsons is Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of Hertfordshire.
· Addresses Oxygen therapy, NIV and CPAP within a single
· Case studies for each aspect of treatment (oxygen
therapy, NIV and CPAP)
· Includes protocols for setting up a service and providing
· Covers acute and domiciliary use of respiratory support
· Inter-professional focus
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