All the chapters in this book are written and revised by distinguished pulmonary and critical care physicians who are actively engaged with administration of oxygen for their patients. Besides the pulmonary and intensive care physicians, the book is useful for internists and general physicians, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, pediatricians and all others who are required to prescribe oxygen for their patients.
Presents a concise and practical guide to various aspects of oxygen therapy by different subject-experts to help practitioners of all medical and surgical specialties in their day-to-day practice.
In a simple language, it tends to cover the basic physiology, clinical indications, methods of oxygen delivery, storage and supply.
Also provides glimpses into need of oxygen for special situations such as the intensive care units, high altitude, air-travel, and deep-sea diving.
Issues related to children and neonates have been separately covered.