Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU: A New Approach and Treatment


Carolina Romero-Dapueto (Editor)
Servicio Medicina Física y Rehabilitación, Clínica Alemana de Santiago, Santiago, Chile

Jeronimo Graf Santos (Editor)
Medical in Chief Clinica Alemana, Santiago, Chile

Series: Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine
BISAC: MED108000

In the present book, a broad description of the processes carried out in patients with mechanical ventilation in the ICU is made. It covers from an overview of mechanical ventilation and some of its history to the processes of weaning and extubation. The novelty of this publication is that it focuses only on the conditions or complications in which patients are vented, as currently is done with these patients in the ICU: Early mobilization, both cooperative and non-cooperative patients with mechanical ventilation, the use of non-invasive ventilation, the adjunctive treatments of mechanical ventilation (such as inhalation therapy in different types of ventilation), and finally ethical issues in both adult and pediatric patients involved in the use of mechanical ventilation with respect to the end of treatment. Moreover, a categorization system for ICU patients and mechanically for narrowing the care burden and optimizing treatment based on an array of ventilation assessment scales is proposed.

This book addresses aspects and treatments from a multidisciplinary point of view, performed by physiotherapists and respiratory therapists for the management of patients with mechanical ventilation in the ICU, which provides a new horizon with respect to the treatment and the way of approaching these patients. It goes beyond medical management to propose a functional and early point of view around the detection of the use of mechanical ventilation, its differentiated use in different types of pathologies and patients, and the suspension of therapy when necessary.
This publication encourages the investigation of non-common aspects of mechanical ventilation, in order to approach patients not only from a medical point of view, but also from a more translational one.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Mechanical Ventilation: An Overview (pp. 1-24)
(Claudia Giugliano-Jaramillo, Carolina Romero-Dapueto and Hugo Budini)

Chapter 2. Mechanical Ventilation in Patients after Cardiac Surgery (pp. 25-42)
(Javier Barrenechea Gutiérrez, Pía Antequera Gorrini and Max Varela González)

Chapter 3. Non-Invasive Ventilation (pp. 43-78)
(Viviane Hidalgo-Cabalín and Jorge Molina-Blamey)

Chapter 4. Non-Invasive Ventilation in Pediatric Intensive Care Units (pp. 79-98)
(Javiera González-Cruzat, Marcia Alarcón Carreño, María Beatriz Rodriguez V. and Cecilia Alvarez G.)

Chapter 5. Inhalation Therapy in Mechanical Ventilation (pp. 99-128)
(Juan E. Keymer, Felipe Cerpa, Daniel Cáceres and Hugo Budini)

Chapter 6. Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Weakness in Patients under Mechanical Ventilation (pp. 129-150)
(Francisco Ríos-Castro, Felipe González-Seguel, Agustín Camus Molina and Rodrigo Daza Cáceres)

Chapter 7. Physiotherapy in Critically Ill Patients on Mechanical Ventilation (pp. 151-182)
(Felipe González-Seguel, Agustín Camus-Molina, Rodrigo Daza-Cáceres, Francisco Rios-Castro, Catherine Sánchez-Montecinos and Javiera Aguilera-Videla)

Chapter 8. Ethical Aspects of Mechanical Ventilation (pp. 183-196)
(Gonzalo A. Hormazábal)

Chapter 9. A Complexity-Based Model for Categorizing Rehabilitation: A New Clinical Tool Applied in gIntensive Care Units (pp. 197-224)
(Tania Gutiérrez-Panchana and Viviane Hidalgo-Cabalín)

About the Editors (pp. 225-226)

Index (pp. 227)

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