Foundations of Respiratory Care

Foundations of Respiratory Care

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This comprehensive book for respiratory therapists covers all key aspects of respiratory care. Its careful organization and concise, clear language make the subject matter easy to understand. Topics are reinforced with logical and intuitive learning aids such as "Best Practices," spotlights on new therapy or equipment, patient case studies, and references to AARC clinical practice guidelines. You'll also find important sections such as geriatric care and applied sciences that are not covered in other books. A fine complement of photographs, tables, and figures illustrates key points and improves comprehension. (respiratory therapy, RC, RT, RTT)show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1032 pages
  • 218.44 x 276.86 x 45.72mm | 2,381.35g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 0766808939
  • 9780766808935

Table of contents

SECTION I: RESPIRATORY CARE: ITS SCOPE OF PRACTICE. The History and Scope of Respiratory Care. The Legal and Ethical Practice of Respiratory Care. SECTION II: RESPIRATORY CARE: THE APPLIED SCIENCES. Applied Physics. Applied Chemistry. Applied Microbiology. Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology. Cardiopulmonary Pathology. Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology. SECTION III: RESPIRATORY CARE: ESSENTIAL DIAGNOSTICS. P atient History, Assessment, and Documentation. Radiologic Examination of the Chest. Fundamental Clinical Laboratory Studies. Arterial Blood Gas Analysis and Non-Invasive Measurements of O2 and CO2. Pulmonary Function Testing. Polysomnography and Other Tests for Sleep Disorders. Cardiovascular Testing and Hemodynamic Measurements. SECTION IV: RESPIRATORY CARE: ESSENTIAL THERAPEUTICS. Oxygen and Medical Gas Therapy. Aerosol and Humidity Therapy. Hyperinflation Therapy. Chest Physiotherapy Airway Management. Invasive Mechanical Ventilation. Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation. SECTION V: RESPIRATORY CARE: LEVELS OF DELIVERY. Neonatal and Pediatric Applications. Geriatric Applications. Emergency Medicine. Adult Critical Care. Subacute and Long-Term Care. Respiratory Home Care. Pulmonary Rehabilitation. SECTION VI: RESPIRATORY CARE: ASSORTED APPLICATIONS. Protecting the Patient and Health Care Provider. Health Promotion. Fundamentals of Patient Education. Management and Computer Applications in Respiratory more

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Foundations of Respiratory Care covers the entire respiratory care profession from its inception in the last century into the new millennium and presents materials in plain, understandable language. Each chapter is presented in a very utile format with concise objectives, a chapter outline, and key terms to help readers better navigate the text. Clear and well explained illustrations augment the information in each chapter and are designed to enhance the readersa understanding of the concepts under discussion. -- Dave Kissin, BS, RRT, CPFT ADVANCE for Respiratory Care Practitioners"show more