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The comprehensive coverage inside Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice reflects current practice, both technically and professionally, giving readers the strong background they need to succeed in the field of respiratory care. This book offers a fresh approach and state-of-the-art content designed to help students and professionals develop critical thinking skills, the ability to develop care plans, strong communication and patient education skills, and clinical leadership. Complete, up-to-date, readable, and student-friendly, this is the only book that fully addresses the evolving role of the respiratory care practitioner. Plus, it is the first comprehensive text to feature a bright, two-color format, with stunning new illustrations.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Section I: The Respiratory Care Profession: History of Respiratory Care, Professional Organizations, Health Care Trends and the Evolving Role of the Respiratory Care Professional, Critical Thinking and Problem Based Learning, Ethics of Healthcare Delivery, Communication Skills, Decision Making and the Role of a Consultant, Patient Education, Documentation and Information Management, Assessing Outcomes, Health Care Reimbursement, Interpreting the Literature. Section II: Applied Sciences for Respiratory Care: Mathematical Aspects of Respiratory Therapeutics and Diagnostics, Physical Principles of Respiratory Therapeutics and Diagnostics, Chemistry, Microbiology and Infection Control, Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology of Respiratory Therapeutics. Section III: Assessment of the Patient with Respiratory Impairment: History and Physical Exam, Blood Chemistry and Hematology, Blood Gases, Nutritional Assessment, Cardiac Assessment, Chest Radiology, Pulmonary Function Testing, Hemodynamics and Gas Exchange Monitoring, Exercise Assessment, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Assessment, Respiratory Pattern Monitoring (Apnea Monitoring). Section IV: Respiratory Therapeutics, Medical Gases: Production, Storage and Delivery, Oxygen Therapy: Management and Administration, Hyperbaric Oxygen, Humidity and Aerosol Therapy, Secretion Clearance, Airway Management, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Mechanical Ventilators: Classification and Principles of Operation, Mechanical Ventilation in Adult and Pediatric Patients, Mechanical Ventilation in the Neonate, Mechanical Ventilation in Alternative Care Sites, Non-Invasive Ventilation and CPAP, Non-Conventional Respiratory Therapeutics. Section V: Respiratory Disease Management, Principles of Disease Management, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Pneumonia, Cystic Fibrosis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure of the Neonate, Disease Management - Post-Operative Respiratory Failure, Cardiac Failure, Chest Trauma, Burn and Inhalation Injuries, Neuromuscular Disease, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Lung Cancer