Comprehensive Perinatal & Pediatric Respiratory Care / Edition 3

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Respiratory students and therapists can learn the latest in respirator y care for newborns and children from this updated book. Readers will study fetal development of the cardiopulmonary system, then learn resp iratory care of neonatal and pediatric patients, as well as causes and care of respiratory illnesses. A section devoted to ventilation and o xygenation includes information on both conventional and special techn iques. Even topics such as care of parents and home care are discussed in detail. Ten clinical case studies supplement the main text. Key fe atures:—Corresponds with the new NBRC content outline for the perina tal/pediatric specialty exam—New section on specialty medical gases—Practice questions, laboratory exercises, and checklists now located in the book to improve understanding—Information on conventional and non-conventional ventilators—Ten clinical case studies support app lication of content from the main text.

This updated textbook offers a detailed discussion of respiratory care for the newborn and child. It begins with a comprehensive presentation of fetal development of the cardiopulmonary system. Subsequent units cover respiratory care of neonatal and pediatric patients, as well as causes and care of respiratory illnesses. A section devoted to ventilation and oxygenation includes information on new equipment. Important topics such as the care of parents and home care, as well as ten clinical case studies, supplement the main text. Key Features include multiple illustrations to aid learning; practice questions to improve understanding; updated information on new equipment; and field research. Also included are ten clinical case studies.

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Editorial Reviews

Whitaker (physician assistant program, Idaho State University) covers the latest material in respiratory care for newborns and children. The book begins with a study of the cardiopulmonary system during fetal development, then discusses the respiratory care of neonatal and pediatric patients, as well as causes and care of respiratory illnesses. New ventilators and monitors are discussed. And, special procedures and non-conventional ventilatory techniques are described. These include liquid ventilation, surfactant replacement therapy, and high frequency ventilation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766813731
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/14/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 1,224,134
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Kent Whitaker is an assistant professor at Idaho State University in the Physician Assistant Program. He was formerly an instructor of Respiratory Therapy at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Mr. Whitaker is a certified Physician's Assistant and holds a Masters in Education degree.
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Table of Contents

Unit One: Development and Care of the Fetus: Conception to Birth. Chapter 1: Embryologic Development of the Cardiopulmonary System. Chapter 2: Assessment of Fetal Growth and Development. Chapter 3: Labor, Delivery, and Physiologic Changes After Birth. Unit Two: Care of the Neonatal and Pediatric Patient. Chapter 4: Techniques of Resuscitation and Stabilization. Chapter 5: Assessment of the Neonatal and Pediatric Patient. Chapter 6: Respiratory Care Procedures. Chapter 7: General Considerations of Continuing Care. Chapter 8: Pharmacology in Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care. Chapter 9: Assessment of Oxygenation and Ventilation. Unit Three: Causes and Care of Illness in Perinatal and Pediatric patients. Chapter 10: Perinatal Lung Disease and Other Problems of Prematurity. Chapter 11: Causes of Persistent Perinatal Illness. Chapter 12: Pediatric Diseases Requiring Respiratory Care. Chapter 13: Interpretation of Chest X-Rays. Unit Four: Management of Ventilation and Oxygenation. Chapter 14: Concepts of Mechanical Ventilation. Chapter 15: Conventional Methods of Mechanical Ventilation. Chapter 16: Common Ventilators and Monitors. Chapter 17: Special Procedures and Nonconventional Ventilatory Techniques. Unit Five: Transport, Home Care, and Care of the Parents. Chapter 18: Perinatal Transport. Chapter 19: Home Care. Chapter 20: Care of the Parents. Chapter 21: Clinical Case Studies. Glossary. Index. Special Examination Study Guide.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    Peds respiratory

    A good read for the respiratorty stundent but the chapter questions are not as clear cut as i would like plus there is not answer key to check and make sure you have the right answers.

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