Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology: Essentials of Respiratory Care / Edition 6

Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology: Essentials of Respiratory Care / Edition 6

by Terry Des Jardins
ISBN-10:
0840022581
ISBN-13:
9780840022585
Pub. Date:
04/16/2012
Publisher:
Cengage Learning

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Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology: Essentials of Respiratory Care / Edition 6

Now in its 6th edition, the best-selling text, CARDIOPULMONARY ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY, equips students with a rock-solid foundation in anatomy and physiology to help prepare them for careers as respiratory therapists. Extremely reader friendly, this proven, innovative text delivers the most complete and accurate information about the structure and function of the respiratory system in an approachable manner. Clear and concise, it presents complicated concepts in an easy-to-read, understandable format utilizing a full color design and strong pedagogy, so that students can readily apply what they learn when they graduate and start their professional careers. Newly integrated throughout the text, Clinical Connections provide direct links between chapter concepts and real-world applications in the clinical setting. New and redrawn full color illustrations provide the level of detail necessary to facilitate understanding of core concepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780840022585
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 04/16/2012
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 162,045
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Terry Des Jardins, M.Ed, RRT is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Respiratory Care at Parkland College in Champaign, IL where he taught for 35 years. He still actively lectures third year medical students on clinical manifestations and assessment of respiratory disease and cardiopulmonary physiology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at UrbanChampaign.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: THE CARDIOPULMONARY SYSTEM THE ESSENTIALS. 1. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System. 2. Ventilation. 3. The Diffusion of Pulmonary Gases. 4. Pulmonary Function Measurements. 5. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Circulatory System. 6. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport. 7. AcidBase Balance. 8. VentilationPerfusion Relationships. 9. Control of Ventilation. 10. Fetal Development and the Cardiopulmonary System. 11. Aging and The Cardiopulmonary System. SECTION II: ADVANCED CARDIOPULMONARY CONCEPTS AND RELATED AREAS THE ESSENTIALS. 12. Electrophysiology of the Heart. 13. The Standard 12ECG System. 14. ECG Interpretation. 15. Hemodynamic Measurements. 16. Renal Failure and Its Effects on the Cardiopulmonary System. 17. Sleep Physiology and Its Relationship to the Cardiopulmonary System. SECTION III: THE CARDIOPULMONARY SYSTEM DURING UNUSUAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS. 18. Exercise and Its Effects on the Cardiopulmonary System. 19. High Altitude and Its Effects on the Cardiopulmonary System. 20. HighPressure Environmentals and Their Effects on the Cardiopulmonary System. Glossary APPENDIX I: Symbols and Abbreviations. APPENDIX II: Units of Measurement. APPENDIX III: Poiseuille's Law. APPENDIX IV: Dubois Body Surface Chart. APPENDIX V: Cardiopulmonary Profile. APPENDIX VI: PCO2/HCO3/pH Nomogram. APPENDIX VII: Calculating Heart Rate by Counting the Number of Large ECG Squares. APPENDICES VIII: Answers to REview Questions in Text. Bibliography. Index.

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