Foundations of Respiratory Care / Edition 2 by Kenneth A. Wyka, Paul J. Mathews, John Rutkowski, William Clark | | 9781435469846 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Foundations of Respiratory Care / Edition 2

Foundations of Respiratory Care / Edition 2

by Kenneth A. Wyka, Paul J. Mathews, John Rutkowski, William Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 1435469844

ISBN-13: 9781435469846

Pub. Date: 09/27/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning


The field of respiratory care is rapidly changing and growing. New research, therapies, and theories are continually emerging. FOUNDATIONS OF RESPIRATORY CARE, SECOND EDITION is written by leading authorities who have hands on, practical knowledge of the latest innovations and applications for care. Chapters cover timely topics such as the increasing population of

Overview


The field of respiratory care is rapidly changing and growing. New research, therapies, and theories are continually emerging. FOUNDATIONS OF RESPIRATORY CARE, SECOND EDITION is written by leading authorities who have hands on, practical knowledge of the latest innovations and applications for care. Chapters cover timely topics such as the increasing population of elderly patients and the need for managing mass casualty incidents and disasters. Difficult topic areas such as interpretation of ventilator graphics, pharmacology, and hemodynamics are presentedin a manner that allows for ease of comprehension and application of the concepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435469846
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Pages:
1248
Sales rank:
787,392
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents


Section I: Scope of Practice 1. The History and Scope of Respiratory Care 2. Legal, Professional, and Ethical Practice Section II: The Applied Sciences 3. Applied Physics 4. Applied Chemistry 5. Applied Microbiology 6. Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology 7. Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology 8. Pulmonary Infections 9. Airflow Limitation Diseases 10. Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases 11. Atelectasis, Pleural Disorders, and Lung Cancer 12. Diseases that Affect the Pulmonary Vasculature Section III: Essential Diagnostics 13. Comprehensive History, Assessment, and Documentation 14. Radiology for the Respiratory Therapist 15. Clinical Laboratory Studies 16. Arterial Blood Gases and Noninvasive Monitoring of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide 17. Pulmonary Function Testing 18. Polysomnography and Other Tests for Sleep Disorders 19. Cardiac and Hemodynamic Monitoring Section IV: Essential Therapeutics 20. Oxygen and Medical Gas Therapy 21. Humidity and Aerosol Therapy 22. Hyperinflation Therapy 23. Pulmonary Hygiene and Chest Physical Therapy 24. Airway Management 25. Physiological Effects of Mechanical Ventilation 26. Initiation, Monitoring and Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation 27. Mechanics and Modes of Mechanical Ventilation 28. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation Section V: Levels of Care Delivery 29. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care 30. Geriatric Applications 31. Emergency Respiratory Care 32. Managing Disasters: Respiratory Care in Mass Critical Care 33. Adult Critical Care 34. Subacute and Long-Term Care 35. Respiratory Home Care 36. Pulmonary Rehabilitation 37. Patient Transport in Respiratory Care Section VI: Miscellaneous Applications 38. Protecting the Patient and the Health Care Provider 39. Health Promotion 40. Fundamentals of Patient Education 41. Management of Respiratory Care Services Appendix A: The Respiratory Therapist in Non-Traditional Roles Appendix B: Abbreviations Appendix C: Routes for Entry-Level (CRT) Practice and Registry-Level (RRT) Practice Appendix D: Selected Diagnostic Studies Appendix E: Arterial Blood Gases: Normal Values Appendix F: Characteristics of Adventitious Breath Sounds Glossary

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