Critical Diagnostic Thinking in Respiratory Care: A Case-Based Approach / Edition 1

Critical Diagnostic Thinking in Respiratory Care: A Case-Based Approach / Edition 1

by James K. Stoller
     
 

ISBN-10: 072168548X

ISBN-13: 9780721685489

Pub. Date: 10/29/2001

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This case-based approach to decision-making in respiratory care offers a thorough introduction to the processes involved in developing critical diagnostic thinking, followed by realistic scenarios that allow readers to put critical thinking skills into practice. Readers learn how to use information from the patient's history and physical examination to arrive at a

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This case-based approach to decision-making in respiratory care offers a thorough introduction to the processes involved in developing critical diagnostic thinking, followed by realistic scenarios that allow readers to put critical thinking skills into practice. Readers learn how to use information from the patient's history and physical examination to arrive at a differential diagnosis. The book presents cases typical of outpatient, inpatient non-ICU, and ICU clinical settings. Each chapter begins with a clinical vignette that poses an important respiratory problem, accompanied by a description of the patient's history and physical examination, and reviews the common and uncommon causes of the patient's symptoms. Using specific features of the patient's history and physical examination, the reader must analyze the likelihood of a specific cause of the symptom. Critical Diagnostic Thinking in Respiratory Care lays the foundation for clinical practice, taking the reader beyond theory and into the real world of patient care.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721685489
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/29/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Section I: Background

• An Introduction to Critical Diagnostic Thinking
Section II: Common Presentations in the Outpatient Setting

• Chronic Cough
• Recurrent Episodes of Purulent Phlegm
• Progressive External Dyspnea
• Progressive External Dyspnea in a 65 Year Old Man {tentative}
• Fatigue Associated With Daytime Sleepiness
• Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
• Hemoptysis
• Digital Clubbing
• Bilateral Pleural Effusions
• Unilateral Right-Sided Pleural Effusions
• Platypnea
• Chronic Hypercapnea
• Community Acquired Pneumonia
• Pleuritic Chest Pain
• Non-Pleuritic Chest Pain
• Upper Lobe Infiltrate
• Wheezing
• Stridor
• Cavitary Pulmonary Infiltrate
• Bilateral Hilar Adenopathy
Section III: Common Problems in the Non-ICU Adult Inpatient

• Fever and a Pulmonary Infiltrate
• Hypoxia
• Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure
• Atlectasis
• Preoperative Evaluation
• The Difficult-to-Wean Patient
• The Weak Patient
• Ventilatory Dys-synchrony
• Hypotension with Mechanical Ventilation
• Immediate Reintubation
• Subcutaneous Emphysema
• Bubbling Chest Tube
• Refractory Hypoxemia
• High Peak Airway Pressures
• Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

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