Respiratory Nursing: A Core Curriculum

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By the 1990s, it became clear to many in the nursing community that certification for respiratory nursing practice was desirable, even necessary, but that this could not take place without a carefully designed CORE Curriculum. This book, nearly a decade in the making, sets out such a curriculum. Put together by an expert team of respiratory nurse practitioners, the book includes 42 chapters, each blindly peer reviewed by at least 3 people for clinical content and timeliness. The book will therefore be essential for all nurses seeking the expertise needed to care for persons with respiratory disease or compromised function. Respiratory Nursing should be read by all respiratory and intensive care specialists, related health care professionals, and teachers and students in graduate and undergraduate nursing programs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826144447
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/16/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 680
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michele J. Geiger-Bronsky MSN, APNP, BC has been an expert in the field of respiratory nursing for over two decades and was one of the first respiratory nurses to be recognized as a Fellow in the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. As the first Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Ms. Geiger-Bronsky developed a Respiratory Nursing Unit, an outpatient support group, and a comprehensive multidisciplinary Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program--all of which resulted in demonstrable differences in the lives of clients, staff, and directly enhanced fiscal outcomes for the organization. She now spends her time as the Executive Director and Nurse Practitioner of the Wellness Center of Door County in Wisconsin.
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Table of Contents

Sect. I The Specialty of Respiratory Nursing

Ch. 1 Evolution of Respiratory Health Care Janet Larson Larson, Janet Suzanne C. Lareau Lareau, Suzanne C. 3

Ch. 2 Opportunities for Promoting Respiratory Health Across Clinical Settings Linda J. Schuyler Schuyler, Linda J. 5

Ch. 3 Respiratory Nursing Research: Highlights and Future Directions Gerene S. Bauldoff Bauldoff, Gerene S. Leslie A. Hoffman Hoffman, Leslie A. 11

Sect. II Basic Knowledge

Ch. 4 Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System Jacquenette Chambers-McBride Chambers-McBride, Jacquenette Rosalie O. Mainous Mainous, Rosalie O. 27

Ch. 5 Pathophysiology Janet Harris Harris, Janet 51

Ch. 6 Respiratory Assessment Lynn F. Reinke Reinke, Lynn F. 61

Ch. 7 Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Pamela K. DeWitt DeWitt, Pamela K. 71

Ch. 8 Diagnostic Studies Deb Siela Siela, Deb 75

Ch. 9 Provision of Patient Education Susan Janson-Bjerklie Janson-Bjerklie, Susan 97

Sect. III Nursing Concepts: Human Response to Respiratory Dysfunction

Ch. 10 Dyspnea Audrey G. Gift Gift, Audrey G. Anita Jablonski Jablonski, Anita 109

Ch. 11 Impaired Sleep Terri E. Weaver Weaver, Terri E. 123

Ch. 12 Anxiety Mary Jones Gant Gant, Mary Jones Judith Brown Sanders Sanders, Judith Brown 135

Ch. 13 Depression Mary Jones Gant Gant, Mary Jones Judith Brown Sanders Sanders, Judith Brown 141

Ch. 14 Persistent Cough Cindy Balkstra Balkstra, Cindy Sandy Truesdell Truesdell, Sandy 151

Sect. IV Common Respiratory Diseases and Disorders

Ch. 15 Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis Mary Beth Parr Parr, Mary Beth 165

Ch. 16 Asthma and Allergies Barbara Velsor-Friedrich Velsor-Friedrich, Barbara Susan Janson-Bjerklie Janson-Bjerklie,Susan 175

Ch. 17 Upper Respiratory Tract Infections Marianne Kwiatkowski Kwiatkowski, Marianne Enid Silverman Silverman, Enid Diane Dudas Sheenan Sheenan, Diane Dudas 187

Ch. 18 Cystic Fibrosis Linda Tirabassi Tirabassi, Linda Gwen McDonald McDonald, Gwen 203

Ch. 19 Bronchiectasis Marilyn Borkgren Borkgren, Marilyn Cynthia Gronkiewicz Gronkiewicz, Cynthia 231

Ch. 20 Interstitial Lung Disease Kathleen O. Lindell Lindell, Kathleen O. 243

Ch. 21 Pneumonias Janet Harris Harris, Janet 253

Ch. 22 Lung Cancers Karen Leaton Leaton, Karen Donna J. Wilson Wilson, Donna J. 275

Ch. 23 Pulmonary Thromboembolism Christine Archer-Chicko Archer-Chicko, Christine 291

Ch. 24 Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea Terri E. Weaver Weaver, Terri E. 311

Ch. 25 Respiratory Muscle Weakness Janet Crimlisk Crimlisk, Janet 317

Ch. 26 Respiratory Failure Irene Grossbach Grossbach, Irene 353

Ch. 27 Cor Pulmonale Elizabeth Burlew Burlew, Elizabeth 363

Ch. 28 Pulmonary Complications of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Ann Peterson Peterson, Ann 379

Ch. 29 Pulmonary Hypertension Christine Archer-Chicko Archer-Chicko, Christine 393

Ch. 30 Tobacco and Other Substance Abuse Kathleen O. Lindell Lindell, Kathleen O. Mary L. Wilby Wilby, Mary L. 417

Sect. V Pediatric Specific Disorders

Ch. 31 Newborn Respiratory Disorders Rosalie O. Mainous Mainous, Rosalie O. 433

Ch. 32 Bronchiolitis Rebecca Tribby Tribby, Rebecca 447

Ch. 33 Respiratory Syncytial Virus Pamela K. DeWitt DeWitt, Pamela K. 453

Ch. 34 Croup Joyce J. LoChiatto LoChiatto, Joyce J. Mary Horn Horn, Mary 459

Sect. VI Therapeutic Modalities

Ch. 35 Respiratory Pharmacology Christine V. Champagne Champagne, Christine V. Richard Champagne Champagne, Richard 475

Ch. 36 Mechanical Ventilation Irene Grossbach Grossbach, Irene 497

Ch. 37 Tracheostomy Jo Ann Frey Frey, Jo Ann 525

Ch. 38 Lung Transplantation Christine Archer-Chicko Archer-Chicko, Christine 537

Ch. 39 Pulmonary Rehabilitation Bonnie Fahy Fahy, Bonnie Paula Meek Meek, Paula Jane Reardon Reardon, Jane 555

Ch. 40 Self-Care Management Strategies Cindy Kane Kane, Cindy 567

Ch. 41 Quality of Life and Functional Ability Issues Georgia L. Narsavage Narsavage, Georgia L. 575

Sect. VII Legal and Ethical Issues

Ch. 42 Resource Utilization Donna Smaha Smaha, Donna 589

Ch. 43 Patient Advocacy Anne H. Boyle Boyle, Anne H. Dianne L. Locke Locke, Dianne L. 607

Ch. 44 Ethical Dilemmas Sue Galanes Galanes, Sue 615

Ch. 45 End-of-Life Issues Anne H. Boyle Boyle, Anne H. Dianne L. Locke Locke, Dianne L. 621

Index 639

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