Foundations of Respiratory Care / Edition 2

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Charles D. McArthur, BA (Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital Mayo Health System)
Description: This is a well organized, clearly written book which respiratory therapy students will find easy to understand.
Purpose: The authors' purpose was to create a straightforward, easy-to-understand book that will help students to develop analytical and critical thinking skills. This book does fill a void in terms of its easy reading style and structure as well as coverage of current concepts in respiratory care. The authors have done an outstanding job of meeting their objectives.
Audience: The authors suggest the book is written for respiratory therapy students and respiratory therapists. I would agree with them. The authors are credible authorities in the subject matter.
Features: The book covers the practice of respiratory therapy including a historical perspective. The organization of the book is excellent. Standouts include the section on Scope of Practice, and the straightforward and easily understood writing style. The structure of the chapters is unique and I think it will foster thinking and learning beyond the text. The lack of color is a big shortcoming for me. The brevity of some content limits this book to use in schools and as a quick review for practitioners, but it should not be considered a fully referenced text.
Assessment: This is the most readily understandable, comprehensive respiratory therapy book that I have read. Students will love this book.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435469846
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1248
  • Sales rank: 1,474,118
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth A. Wyka has been in the field of respiratory care since 1970. He obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, and formal training in respiratory care from the Lenox Hill Hospital School for Respiratory Therapy in New York City. In 1972, he founded the respiratory therapy program at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, New Jersey. Since then, he managed the respiratory care department at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, was the director of respiratory clinical education at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, started several pulmonary rehabilitation programs, worked in home care, and began a health-care/respiratory care consulting practice. He is the author of Respiratory Care in Alternate Sites and coauthor of Oakes' Respiratory Home Care: An On-Site Reference Guide. In addition, he has been the president of both the New Jersey and New York Societies for Respiratory Care and has been actively involved in several voluntary health and professional organizations. Currently, Ken is the Center Manager and Respiratory Care Patient Coordinator for Anthem Health Services in Queensbury, New York.

Paul J. Mathews PhD, RRT, FCCM, FCCP, FAARC is Associate Professor of Respiratory Care, School of Allied Health; Associate Professor in Physical Therapy; and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Center on Aging, University of Kansas. He received his respiratory therapy training at Yale-New Haven Medical Center in New Haven, Connecticut. He holds his undergraduate degree from Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Connecticut; a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Hartford in Connecticut; and EdS and PhD degrees from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri. He has published more than 160 articles in various national journals, has authored several books, serves on six editorial boards, and has lectured at many national and international meetings. In 1989, Dr. Mathews was president of the AARC, and, in 1990, he was selected for AARC Life Membership. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and of the American College of Chest Physicians. Currently, he is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

John Rutkowski is the director of Cardiopulmonary Services at Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey, as well as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey. His career in respiratory care includes over 40 years of clinical, managerial, and community outreach experience. He received his respiratory therapy training and certificate from St. Joseph Hospital School of Respiratory Therapy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, along with an A.S. degree from York College of Pennsylvania. He also earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Jersey City State College, an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a master of public administration from Seton Hall University. In addition to his work as a respiratory therapist, he remains active in the American Association for Respiratory Care and its New Jersey affiliate. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and its NJ affiliate, the Association of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey, and has earned the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) credential. Throughout his career, he has been active in the American Lung Association. He is a member of the ALA's Nationwide Assembly, board member, and past chair of the ALA in the Mid-Atlantic, advisory board member and past chair of the ALA in New Jersey, and a member of the Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey.

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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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