Respiratory Care: Principles And Practice / Edition 2

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Overview

A new edition of the classic text, Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Second Edition is a truly authoritative text for respiratory care students who desire a complete and up to date exploration of the technical and professional aspects of respiratory care. With foundations in evidence-based practice, this essential text reviews respiratory assessment, respiratory therapeutics, respiratory diseases, basic sciences and their application to respiratory care, the respiratory care profession, and much more.

Edited and authored by leading experts, Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice incorporates the latest information on the practice of respiratory care into a well-organized, reader-friendly guide to help students learn to develop care plans, critical thinking skills, strong communication and patient education skills, and the clinical leadership skills needed to succeed. This text provides essential information in a practical and manageable format for optimal learning and retention. Features include Clinical Practice Guidelines, Key Points, and Respiratory Recaps to help students apply knowledge to practice and retain key information, as well as hundreds of glossary terms with clear definitions, and concise explanations of important concepts and equations. Including a wealth of full color photos and illustrations, and content cross-referenceing the NBRC examination matrices, Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Second Edition is the definitive resource for today’s successful respiratory care practitioner.

PRAISE
Students Prefer Hess Over Another Textbook
"I was using another text previously. I asked my students to carefully compare our current text and Hess side-by-side, and my students' vote was in favor of Hess. I have now adopted Hess for my respiratory courses. I am very pleased to see a chapter on clinical-decision-making; this is a key important feature. Also, the quality of the illustrations and photographs are fantastic!" ~ Michael Chaney, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: All aspects of theory and clinical practice have been revised to reflect current 21st century practice in this update of a comprehensive book on respiratory care. The previous edition was published in 2001.
Purpose: The book has been completely rewritten. As the practice of respiratory care has evolved significantly since the first edition, this revision is both welcome and needed.
Audience: According to the authors, the book is intended primarily for students and would be useful to others as a reference. In my opinion, the chapters devoted to clinical practice should be the standard of care given by every respiratory care practitioner. The authors are unquestionably experts.
Features: The book is divided into 62 chapters that begin with patient assessment and respiratory therapeutics and end with the professional aspects of respiratory care (critical thinking, ethics, reimbursement, etc). Each chapter begins with an outline, objectives, key terms, and introduction and ends with key points and suggested reading. Numerous images, drawings, figures, boxes, and tables throughout reinforce chapter concepts. The book includes a glossary as well as an index.
Assessment: This excellent book sets a new standard for comprehensive respiratory care textbooks. It is an outstanding book for respiratory care students as well as seasoned practitioners. It is hoped the authors will consider future editions as the profession of respiratory care evolves.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT, AE-C(William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: All aspects of theory and clinical practice have been revised to reflect current 21st century practice in this update of a comprehensive book on respiratory care. The previous edition was published in 2001.
Purpose: The book has been completely rewritten. As the practice of respiratory care has evolved significantly since the first edition, this revision is both welcome and needed.
Audience: According to the authors, the book is intended primarily for students and would be useful to others as a reference. In my opinion, the chapters devoted to clinical practice should be the standard of care given by every respiratory care practitioner. The authors are unquestionably experts.
Features: The book is divided into 62 chapters that begin with patient assessment and respiratory therapeutics and end with the professional aspects of respiratory care (critical thinking, ethics, reimbursement, etc). Each chapter begins with an outline, objectives, key terms, and introduction and ends with key points and suggested reading. Numerous images, drawings, figures, boxes, and tables throughout reinforce chapter concepts. The book includes a glossary as well as an index.
Assessment: This excellent book sets a new standard for comprehensive respiratory care textbooks. It is an outstanding book for respiratory care students as well as seasoned practitioners. It is hoped the authors will consider future editions as the profession of respiratory care evolves.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT, AE-C(William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: All aspects of theory and clinical practice have been revised to reflect current 21st century practice in this update of a comprehensive book on respiratory care. The previous edition was published in 2001.
Purpose: The book has been completely rewritten. As the practice of respiratory care has evolved significantly since the first edition, this revision is both welcome and needed.
Audience: According to the authors, the book is intended primarily for students and would be useful to others as a reference. In my opinion, the chapters devoted to clinical practice should be the standard of care given by every respiratory care practitioner. The authors are unquestionably experts.
Features: The book is divided into 62 chapters that begin with patient assessment and respiratory therapeutics and end with the professional aspects of respiratory care (critical thinking, ethics, reimbursement, etc). Each chapter begins with an outline, objectives, key terms, and introduction and ends with key points and suggested reading. Numerous images, drawings, figures, boxes, and tables throughout reinforce chapter concepts. The book includes a glossary as well as an index.
Assessment: This excellent book sets a new standard for comprehensive respiratory care textbooks. It is an outstanding book for respiratory care students as well as seasoned practitioners. It is hoped the authors will consider future editions as the profession of respiratory care evolves.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763760038
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 2/24/2011
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1392
  • Sales rank: 373,653
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 2.30 (d)

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