Essentials of Respiratory Care

ISBN-10: 0323027008

ISBN-13: 9780323027007

Edition: 4th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Steven Dimas, Robert M. Kacmarek, Craig W. Mack

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The new edition of this essential resource covers core areas of respiratory care in a convenient outline format that makes it a great quick-reference guide, a handy review tool for credentialing examinations, and a comprehensive reference guide for clinical practice. Key topics include basic science; anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, and neurological systems; and therapeutic aspects of neonatal, pediatric, and adult respiratory care. Also features extensive coverage of pharmacology and infection control. The convenient outline format breaks information down into manageable bits of information that make it ideal for study, review, and quick reference The comprehensive coverage of key topics from introductory material through therapeutic care consolidates the full spectrum of respiratory care into one essential resource Completely updated to reflect the significant advancements in the field of respiratory care Reflects the required core content of the most recent National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) examination matrix, ensuring the most up-to-date competency requirements for certification Features new chapters on ventilatory management for obstructive pulmonary disease, adult respiratory distress syndrome, NIPPV, tracheal gas insufflation, prone positioning, and liquid ventilation A redesigned format provides easier navigation through the text
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Book details

List price: $116.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 1/7/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 880
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.828
Language: English

Respiratory Care Sciences and Infection Control
Basic Chemistry
General Principles of Gas Physics
Microbiology, Sterilization, and Infection Control
Cardiopulmonary and Related Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy of the Respiratory System
Mechanics of Ventilation
Neurological Control of Ventilation
Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport
Intrapulmonary Shunting and Deadspace
Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System
Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
Cardiac Electrophysiology and ECG Interpretation
Hemodynamic Monitoring
Renal Anatomy and Physiology
Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Acid-Base Balance and Blood Gas Interpretation
The Nervous System and Pharmacology
Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System
Cardiopulmonary Assessment, and Disease, and Their Management
Clinical Assessment of the Cardiopulmonary System
Pulmonary Function Studies
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and General Management
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Ventilatory Management
Restrictive Lung Disease: General and Ventilatory Management
NEW ARDS, SARS, and Sepsis
Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
Intrauterine Development and Comparative Respiratory Anatomy
Assessment and Management of the Newborn
Respiratory Disorders of the Newborn
Mechanical Ventilation of the Newborn
Respiratory Disorders of the Pediatric Patient
Mechanical Ventilation of the Pediatric Patient
Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Home Care
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Respiratory Home Care
Basic Respiratory Care
Gas Therapy
Oxygen, Helium, and Nitric Oxide Therapy
Aerosol and Humidity Therapy
Airway Clearance Techniques
Airway Care
Advanced Respiratory Care
Modes of Mechanical Ventilation
Initiation, Maintenance, and Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation
High Frequency Ventilation
Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
Tracheal Gas Insufflation
Prone Positioning
Liquid Ventilation
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