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An outstanding revision of the classic EGAN'S FUNDAMENTALS, this comprehensive text provides excellent coverage of the role of respiratory care practitioners, scientific bases for treatment, and clinical applications. It progresses from the foundations of respiratory care to applied anatomy and physiology, assessment, discussion of specific respiratory illnesses, basic therapy, acute and critical care, and preventive and long-term care. Special features have been designed with the student in mind and include outlines, active learning objectives, key terms and glossary, "Mini-Clinis," "Rules of Thumb," and bulleted key-point summaries. To improve students' clinical-skill application, CPGs and TDPs are included in appropriate chapters to familiarize students with the use of patient care guidelines and decision trees.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:
• Showcases NEW chapters on ECG and Lab Assessment, Nutrition, and Sleep Disorders.
• Supplies NEW section, "Synopsis of Cardiopulmonary Disease," with eight chapters that discuss cardiopulmonary diseases.
• Includes NEW Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) to give students important information regarding indications/contraindications, hazards and complications, assessment of need, assessment of outcome, and monitoring.
• Provides NEW Therapist-Driven Protocols (TDPs) to guide students in decision making as they assess patients, initiate care and evaluate outcomes.
• More than double the number of "Mini-Clinis" (short, critical-thinking vignettes) that demonstrate how content covered in the text applies to patient care.
• Presents key content in bulleted points at the end of each chapter to identify key concepts in each chapter.
• Incorporates a NEW "Rules of Thumb" feature throughout the text to highlight rules, formulas, and key points important to clinical practice.
• Offers a newly revised student workbook and a NEW computerized test bank as ancillaries.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Michael L. Troxell
This sixth edition of this comprehensive textbook on respiratory care updates the fifth edition, released in 1990. Unique features of the book include boldfacing of key words and ""Mini Clinis""; small sections designed to stimulate readers to apply concepts described in the main text. The purpose is to provide base information for the student of respiratory care at an appropriate reading level. Medical students may also find the book useful. These are important objectives and the authors have met them. The book is written for students and the reading level seems to be appropriate. The authors are known for the previous editions and most of them have established themselves as credible authors in the field of respiratory care. The illustrations are spaced to provide support to the concepts described in the text. Some of the authors did not update their references for the new addition, but the references are pertinent. The index and table of contents are very comprehensive. The Mini Clinis provide thought-provoking application sidebars to the text. The rapidly changing field of respiratory care in a changing health care environment requires that textbooks of this type be revised often. The authors have done a fine job updating this book to provide current information on topics such as clinical practice guidelines and protocols. The book should be a part of all medical libraries and any bookstore supporting a respiratory care program or medical school.
Kathy Saunders
This is a comprehensive textbook written to providein-depth information relative to inhalation therapy to the respiratorypractitioner. Prior to the release of this revised edition, the mostcurrent edition was printed in 1995. The purpose is ""to present whatis felt to be the minimum knowledge [required] for the safe andeffective administration of inhalation therapy."" With the rapidadvances in technology and growing responsibilities of care providers,the field of respiratory care demands comprehensive resource materialsavailable for use by the practitioner. Written to provide a complex,comprehensive database of information relating to respiratory careissues, this textbook provides valuable information for the student orthe more experienced practitioner. Both the editors and contributorsprovide state-of-the art information and comprehensive coverage ofrespiratory care issues. This book is, and has been since 1965,respected as a source of authority in the field of respiratorycare. The format provides an extensive approach to the essentialcomponents of respiratory care. Included are learning objectives, anoverview of chapter content, and key words that are focal points ofeach chapter. This edition offers expanded information in areas ofanatomy, physiology, disease management, equipment, computers, andpharmacology. Specific information relating to respiratory care in thepediatric population is brought together in a concise way. It isobvious that the editors have a thorough knowledge of the currentliterature, research, and practice recommendations. They weave everyaspect of the field of respiratory care into the textbook in a veryuseful way. Other books, Pilbeams'MechanicalVentilation (1998) and Rau's Respiratory CarePharmacology (1998), are useful but they do not providethe comprehensive, holistic approach included in thistextbook.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Michael L. Troxell, MEd, RRT (Medical College of Ohio)
Description: This sixth edition of this comprehensive textbook on respiratory care updates the fifth edition, released in 1990. Unique features of the book include boldfacing of key words and "Mini Clinis"; small sections designed to stimulate readers to apply concepts described in the main text.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide base information for the student of respiratory care at an appropriate reading level. Medical students may also find the book useful. These are important objectives and the authors have met them.
Audience: The book is written for students and the reading level seems to be appropriate. The authors are known for the previous editions and most of them have established themselves as credible authors in the field of respiratory care.
Features: The illustrations are spaced to provide support to the concepts described in the text. Some of the authors did not update their references for the new addition, but the references are pertinent. The index and table of contents are very comprehensive. The Mini Clinis provide thought-provoking application sidebars to the text.
Assessment: The rapidly changing field of respiratory care in a changing health care environment requires that textbooks of this type be revised often. The authors have done a fine job updating this book to provide current information on topics such as clinical practice guidelines and protocols. The book should be a part of all medical libraries and any bookstore supporting a respiratory care program or medical school.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815127987
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/15/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1128
  • Product dimensions: 8.85 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 2.07 (d)

Meet the Author

James K. Stoller, MD, MS
Jamie
Jean Wall Bennett Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Chair, Education Institute
Head, Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Therapy
Desk NA 22
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44195
Office: (216) 444-1960
Fax: (216) 445-8160
Email: STOLLEJ@ccf.org
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Table of Contents

Section One: Foundations of Respiratory Care 1 Quality Respiratory Care 2 Patient Safety, Communication, and Recordkeeping 3 Principles of Infection Control 4 Ethical and Legal Implications of Practice Section Two: Technological Bases for Respiratory Care 5 Physical Principles in Respiratory Care 6 Computers Applications in Respiratory Care Section Three: Applied Anatomy & Physiology 7 The Respiratory Care System 8 The Cardiovascular System 9 Ventilation 10 Oxygen Transport and Delivery (Gas Exchange) 11 Solutions, Body Fluids, and Electrolytes 12 Acid-Base Balance 13 Regulation of Breathing Section Four: Assessment of Respiratory Disorders 14 Bedside Assessment 15 ECG and Laboratory Assessment 16 Analysis and Monitoring of Gas Exchange 17 Pulmonary Function Testing 18 Thoracic Imaging: Chest X-ray, CT, and MRI Section Five: Synopsis of Cardiopulmonary Disease 19 Pulmonary Infections 20 Obstructive Lung Disease: COPD, Asthma, Bronchiectasis, and Related Conditions 21 Interstitial Diseases 22 Pleural Diseases 23 Pulmonary Vascular Disease 24 Acute Lung Injury, Pulmonary Edema, and Multiple System Organ Failure 25 Lung Neoplasms 26 Neuromuscular and Other Diseases of the Chest Wall 27 Disorders of Sleep Section Six: Basic Therapeutics 28 Airway Pharmacology 29 Airway Management 30 Emergency Life Support 31 Humidity and Bland Aerosol Therapy 32 Aerosol Drug Administration 33 Storage and Delivery of Medical Gases 34 Medical Gas Therapy 35 Lung Expansion Therapy 36 Airway Clearance Techniques Section Seven: Acute and Critical Care 37 Respiratory Therapy and the Need for Ventilatory Support 38 Ventilatory Modes and Functions 39 Physics/Physiology of Ventilatory Support 40 Initiating and Adjusting Ventilatory Support 41 Patient Management and Monitoring 42 Discounting Ventilatory Support 43 Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Section Eight: Preventive and Long Term Care 44 Patient Education and Health Promotion 45 Nutritional Aspects of Health and Disease 46 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 47 Respiratory Care in Alternative Settings Appendices Glossary Normal Values Key Equations Citations for Consensus Statements and Practice Guidelines
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2001

    For Respiratory Therapy Students, it's our Bible!

    This book covers all areas needed for respiratory therapy students. It is somewhat on the 'technical' side of reading. Use this book as a reference book after the instructor has covered a chapter of material. Many times I found more technical information in this book when the instructor covered material lightly.

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