Noninvasive mechanical ventilation is an effective technique for
the management of patients with acute or chronic respiratory
failure. This comprehensive and up-to-date book explores all
aspects of the subject. The opening sections are devoted to theory
and equipment, with detailed attention to the use of full-face
masks or helmets, the range of available ventilators, and
patient-ventilator interactions. Clinical applications are then
considered in depth in a series of chapters that address the use of
noninvasive mechanical ventilation in chronic settings and in
critical care, both within and outside of intensive care units. Due
attention is also paid to weaning from conventional mechanical
ventilation, potential complications, intraoperative applications,
and staff training. The closing chapters examine uses of
noninvasive mechanical ventilation in neonatal and pediatric care.
This book, written by internationally recognized experts, will be
an invaluable guide for both clinicians and researchers.