E-Books (Login required)

The below e-books are available to access with your TSDFT NHS OpenAthens account. 

If you have not previously signed up for a free account you can do so online. If you need any help with your NHS OpenAthens account please email: athens.tsdft@nhs.net 


Oh's Intensive Care Manual (2019)

Suggested chapters: 31. Mechanical Ventilator Support and 37. Non-invasive Ventilation

Textbook of Critical Care (2017)

Suggested chapters 4. Fever, 9. Acute Respiratory Failure and 39. Mechanical Ventilation

Critical Care Medicine (2019) 

Suggested chapters: 2. Airway Management, 9. General Principles of Mechanical Ventilation, 11. Mechanical ventilation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, 13. Noninvasive Respiratory Monitoring, 36. Acute Respiratory Failure, 37. Life-Threatening Asthma

Critical Care Secrets (2019)

Suggested chapters: 5. Ethics and Palliative Care, 7. Nutrition in Critically Ill Patients, 8. Mechanical Ventilation, 9. Noninvasive Respiratory support, 10. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation, and Extubation, 11. Quality Assurance and Patient Safety in the ICU, 30. Acute Repiratory Failure/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, 83. Intensive Care Unit Survivors

Pediatric Critical Care (2017)

Suggested chapters: 46. Noninvasive Respiratory Monitoring and Assessment of Gas Exchange, 47. Overview of Breating Failure, 48. Ventilation/Perfusion Inequality, 51. Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, 52. Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care (2020)

Suggested chapters: 7. What is role of noninvasive respiratory support and high-flow nasal cannula in the intensive care client?, 8. What is the role of PEEP and recruitment maneuvers on ARDS?, 9. What is the best way to wean and liberate patients from mechanical ventilation?, 10. How does mechanical ventilation damage lungs? What can be done to prevent it?, 13. ARDS: are the current definitions useful?, 14. What are the pathologic and pathophysiologic changes that accompany ARDS?, 15. What factors predispose patients to ARDS?, 16. What is the best mechanical ventilation strategy in ARDS?, 17. Is carbon dioxide harmful or helpful in ARDS? 18. Does patient postioning make a difference in ARDS?, 19. Do inhaled vasodilators in ARDS make a difference?, 20. Does ECMO work?, 21. What lessions have we learned from epidemiologic studies of ARDS?, 22. What are the long-term outcomes after ARDS?, 23. How do I approach fever in the intensive care unit and should fever be treated?

Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology (2017)

Suggested chapters: 22. Hypoxia, 31. Respiratory Support and Artificial Ventilation.

Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine (2016)

Suggested chapters: 99. Acute Ventilatory Failure, 100. Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure and ARDS, 101. Mechanical Ventilation, 102. Noninvasive Ventilation, 103. Extracorporeal Support of Gas Exchange, 104. End-of-life Care in Respiratory Failure

Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice (2018)

Suggested chapters: 2. Mechanical Ventilation and Noninvasive Ventilatory Support, 9. Fever in the Adult Patient, 166. Pediatric Fever

Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine and Acute Care (2019)

Suggested chapter: 8. Mechanical Ventilation


The whole of Oxford Medicine Online (including 174 Oxford Handbooks and 72 Oxford Textbooks) has been made available for free to NHS staff and students. To access the complete collection you need to login with an NHS OpenAthens account. Login hint: select 'sign in via your institution', search for 'NHS in England' and then enter your login details.