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PREFACE
Respiratory Pharmacology and the Weaning Patient: Implications for Critical Care Nursing
Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation: A Method for Assessment and Planning
Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation: A Method for Assessment and Planning
Auto-PEEP: An Impediment to Weaning in the Chronically Ventilated Patient
Standardizing the Weaning Process
Respiratory Muscle Conditioning and the Work of Breathing: A Critical Balance in the Weaning Patient
Chronic Hypoventilation Syndrome: Treatment with Non-invasive Mechanical Ventilation
Psychosocial Concerns of the Ventilator-dependent Child in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Chest Physiotherapy in Neonates: A Review
Chest Physiotherapy in Neonates: A Review
Nutrition and the Use of Metabolic Assessment in the Ventilatordependent Patient
Dyspnea in the Weaning Patient: Assessment and Intervention
CARDIAC ASSIST DEVICES
Mechanical Support beyond the Intra-aortic Balloon Pump
Current Perspectives on the Use of Circulatory Assist Devices
Nursing Considerations for Patients Requiring Cardiopulmonary Support
Centrifugal Ventricular Assist Devices
Centrifugal Ventricular Assist Devices
The Thoratec Ventricular Assist Device: Nursing Guidelines
Thermo Cardiosystems Left Ventricular Assist Device as a Bridge to Cardiac Transplant
The ABIOMED BVS 5000 System
The Hemopump Temporary Cardiac Assist System
Novacor Left Ventricular Assist System
The Total Artificial Heart
Cardiac Assist Devices as a Bridge to Cardiac Transplant
INDEX TO AACN Clinical Issues in CRITICAL CARE NURSING