Wilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care - Pageburst Digital Book (Retail Access Card) / Edition 6

Wilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care - Pageburst Digital Book (Retail Access Card) / Edition 6

by Robert L. Wilkins, James R. Dexter, Al Heuer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1455736139

ISBN-13: 9781455736133

Pub. Date: 06/24/2009

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

  • A comprehensive approach covers all of the most important aspects of assessment, so you can assess patients effectively.
  • Additional Questions to Ask About boxes list questions that you should ask patients (e.g., coughing, sputum, shortness of breath) or ask yourself (e.g., lung sounds you are hearing, blood pressure, respiratory rate).

Overview

  • A comprehensive approach covers all of the most important aspects of assessment, so you can assess patients effectively.
  • Additional Questions to Ask About boxes list questions that you should ask patients (e.g., coughing, sputum, shortness of breath) or ask yourself (e.g., lung sounds you are hearing, blood pressure, respiratory rate).
  • Learning objectives, chapter outlines, chapter overviews, and key terms lists begin each chapter, preparing you for the key topics and content you will learn.
  • Key Point summaries and assessment questions reflect and emphasize the key information identified in the learning objectives.
  • Answers to assessment questions help you review by including rationales and page references to the textbook, by reflecting the NBRC format, and by supporting learning objectives.
  • Enhanced Simply Stated boxes emphasize important concepts.
  • Additional case studies help you apply chapter content to clinical scenarios.

  • Content from the text is related to the NBRC exam matrix for the CRT exam on a companion Evolve website, helping you better prepare for the difficult board exams.
  • A new Neurological Assessment chapter focuses on conscious sedation.
  • A discussion of health literacy addresses the importance of determining the patient’s level of understanding when conducting a patient assessment.
  • Discussions of the assessment of the obese patient prepare you for some of the unique challenges related to assessing obese patients (e.g., the physical exam and chest x-ray).
  • Key Point summaries in every chapter emphasize the learning objectives and provide an easy-to-find overview.
  • A list of abbreviations common to assessment is included on the inside of the cover for quick reference.
  • Procedure checklists for common assessment procedures are included in a new appendix, with PDFs of the forms available on the Evolve website.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455736133
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
06/24/2009
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Preparing for the Patient Encounter

2. The Medical History and the Interview

3. Cardiopulmonary Symptoms

4. Vital Signs

5. Fundamentals of Physical Examination

6. NEW! Neurological Assessment of the Respiratory Care Patient

7. Clinical Laboratory Studies

8. Interpretation of Blood Gases

9. Pulmonary Function Testing

10. Clinical Application of the Chest Radiograph

11. Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram

12. Assessment of the Neonatal and Pediatric Patient

13. Assessment of the Older Patient

14. Respiratory Monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit

15. Assessment of Cardiac Output

16. Assessment of Hemodynamic Pressures

17. Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy

18. Nutritional Assessment of Patients with Respiratory Disease

19. Assessment of Sleep and Breathing

20. Assessment of the Home Care Patient

21. Documentation of the Patient Assessment

Appendix

NEW! Procedure Checklists

Glossary

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