Respiratory Care Sciences: An Integrated Approach / Edition 3by William V Wojciechowski
Pub. Date: 07/01/1999
Publisher: Cengage Learning
The newest edition of this comprehensive text highlights the fundamental principles and concepts of basic science material pertinent to the clinical practice of respiratory therapy, and to various aspects of cardiopulmonary physiology, including chemistry, physics, mathematics, microbiology, and physiological chemistry. The text takes many basic science theories, laws, and tenets and applies them to real-life examples. Numerous examples and an appendix of step-by-step solutions and answers to over 500 practice problems are included to guide learners along the path to complete understanding. The text presents learners with multiple opportunities to work through formulas and mathematical problems they will encounter clinically. Quick reference formulas appear on the inside front and back covers directing readers to the specific page where the formula is discussed.
(RT, RTT, Respiratory Care, Respiratory Therapy, Resp. Care, Resp. Therapy, RC)
Table of ContentsCHAPTER 1 MATHEMATICS: Scientific notation & exponents. Significant Digits. Ratios. Proportions. Percents. Dimensional Analysis. Unit of Measurements. Logarithms. Graphs. Review questions. CHAPTER 2 ALGEBRA: Algebraic expressions. Comparing numbers. Real numbers. Simplifying numerical expressions. Combining like terms. Evaluating formulas. Reciprocals. Review questions. CHAPTER 3 CHEMISTRY: Atomic structure & electron configuration. Chemical laws. Molarity & normality. Law of mass action & HH equation. Density & specific Gravity. Temperature scales. Electrochemistry. Review questions. CHAPTER 4 PHYSICS: Work. Energy. Kinetic Theory of matter. Pressure. Gas laws. Fluid dynamics. Mechanics of ventilation. Starling's law of the Capillaries. Physical & chemical oxygen analyzers. Review questions. CHAPTER 5 STATISTICS: Terminology. Descriptive statistics. Probability. Normal distribution. Sampling distribution. Confidence intervals for the mean. Sample size determination. Small sample confidence interval for mean. Respiratory care applications of descriptive statistics. Testing of hypothesis for mean. Comparing means of two populations. Comparison of means for paired samples. Inferences for proportions or percentages. Two-sample inferences for proportions. Test for many population means. Correlation & regression. Correlation. Review questions. CHAPTER 6 PHYSIOLOGIC CHEMISTRY: Functional anatomy & chemistry of the living cell. Basic principles of organic chemistry. Carbohydrates. Proteins. Lipids. Nucleic acids. Hemoglobin biochemistry. Biochemical aspects of oxygen toxicity. Biochemistry & clinical applications of inhaled nitric oxide. Biochemical etiology of adultrespiratory distress syndrome. Biochemical mechanisms of bronchospasm. Review questions. CHAPTER 7 MICROBIOLOGY: Classification of microbes. Bacteria; morphology & staining characteristics. Bacterial ultrastructure. Bacterial growth requirements. Bacteria; Growth & cell division. Control of microorganism growth. Normal flora & host-parasite relationships. Fungi. Viruses. Review questions. APPENDIXES: Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C. Glossary. Index.
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