Below you will find a collection of our books ranging from critical care study guides, skill-specific manuals, dump sheets, and professional development works. We love to share the gift of critical care that we have received from the mentors that preceded us. Here, we get to share that with you.
SWEARINGEN'S RESOURCE AND STUDY GUIDE FOR CRITICAL CARE TRANSPORT CLINICIANS
This REVISED text is a resource and a study guide for any critical care transport clinician. It will assist registered nurses and paramedics study and pass critical care flight and ground transport exams. It is a 400+-page full color study guide preparing you for repeated success with certification exams and patients alike. It also serves as a desk reference for helping to keep that critical care knowledge locked in and always at your disposal.
This text is designed around 3 sections. The first section is core content which is current and represents the current body of literature in the critical care transport field. The second section is a set of 20 in-depth case studies that allows the clinician-learner to put their knowledge to use. Finally, the third section is a handful of pages with notes and key concepts typed out for each chapter. This provides a 10K foot view of the chapter content- making studying the day before (or the day of) the test remarkably easy.
VENT HERO; 2nd EDITION
Vent Hero: Advanced Transport Ventilator Management, 2nd edition is my (Charlie Swearingen's) favorite textbook to have written and to update. It is a simplistic explanation of difficult topics in mechanical ventilation. The book covers basic initial approaches, setup, practices to ensure the patient is receiving the vent settings, and optimization practices. It also dives seep into various ventilator modes and topics.
If you are a mechanical ventilator newbie, recent hire, or old school veteran- you'll gain something from this book. Give it a try today.