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Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care

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ISBN-10: 0323036570

ISBN-13: 9780323036573

Edition: 9th 2009

Authors: Robert L. Wilkins, James K. Stoller, Robert M. Kacmarek, David C. Shelledy, Lucy Kester

List price: $130.95
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A leader in respiratory care education for more than 35 years, this comprehensive textbook lays a strong foundation for a successful career. You'll gain a thorough understanding of the role of respiratory therapists (RTs), a scientific basis for treatment, and clinical applications. In-depth discussions progress from the principles of respiratory care to applied anatomy and physiology, assessment, discussion of specific respiratory illnesses, basic therapy, acute and critical care, and preventive and long-term care. Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) and Therapist Driven Protocols (TDPs) in appropriate chapters familiarize you with patient care guidelines and decision trees as they are used in practice. A full-color format makes the text easier to read and brings out key detail in the illustrations. Mini-Clinis provide short vignettes applying content in the text to actual patient care, asking you to think critically on problems you may encounter. Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) cover the steps of patient care with important information on indications/contraindications, hazards and complications, assessment of need, assessment of outcome, and monitoring. Therapist-Driven Protocols (TDPs) provide decision trees developed by hospitals, helping you to assess patients, initiate care, and evaluate outcomes. Rules of Thumb highlights rules, formulas, and key points important to clinical practice. Measurable Learning Objectives parallel the areas tested by the NBRC exam, helping you identify important information that goes beyond memorization and recall. Key Point summaries in bulleted format help you clearly identify key concepts covered in each chapter. A Workbook includes a wide range of activities such as NBRC-type multiple-choice questions, case studies, experiments, and hands-on activities, allowing you to apply the knowledge you've gained from the text. New History of Respiratory Care chapter describes the evolution and challenges of this profession. Updated content reflects changes in the field, with additions to the text including: More coverage of evidence-based care Information on HIPAA A discussion of computer applications in a health care setting An emphasis on how nutrition impacts the respiratory system The role of the respiratory therapist in disease management is discussed in the Cardiopulmonary Diseases section. A new appendix cross-references the NBRC examination matrices for the CRT and RRT to content in the book, making it easier to prepare for the NBRC exams. New editor Robert Kacmarek, a well-known figure in respiratory care, has joined Robert Wilkins and James Stoller.
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Book details

List price: $130.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 1/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1408
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 6.292
Language: English

Foundations of Respiratory Care
History of Respiratory Care NEW!
Quality and Evidence-Based Respiratory Care
Patient Safety, Communication and Recordkeeping
Principles of Infection Control
Ethical and Legal Implications of Practice
Physical Principles of Respiratory Care
Computer Applications in Respiratory Care
Applied Anatomy and Physiology
The Respiratory System
The Cardiovascular System
Gas Exchange and Transport
Solutions, Body Fluids, and Electrolytes
Acid-Base Balance
Regulation of Breathing
Assessment of Respiratory Disorders
Bedside Assessment of the Patient
Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Data NEW!
Interpreting the Electrocardiogram NEW!
Analysis and Monitoring of Gas Exchange
Pulmonary Function Testing
A Review of Thoracic Imaging
Nutrition Assessment
Review of Cardiopulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Infections
Obstructive Lung Disease: COPD, Asthma, and Related Diseases
Interstitial Lung Disease
Pleural Diseases
Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Acute Lung Injury, Pulmonary Edema and Multiple System Organ Failure
Lung Cance
Neuromuscular and Other Diseases of the Chest Wall
Disorders of Sleep
Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Disorders V. Basic Therapeutics
Airway Pharmacology
Airway Management
Emergency Cardiovascular Life Support
Humidity and Bland Aerosol Therapy
Aerosol Drug Therapy
Storage and Delivery of Medical Gases
Medical Gas Therapy
Lung Expansion Therapy
Bronchial Hygiene Therapy
Acute and Critical Care
Respiratory Failure and the Need for Ventilatory Support
Mechanical Ventilators
Physiology of Ventilatory Support
Initiating and Adjusting Ventilatory Support
Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
Monitoring and Management of the Patient in the Intensive Care Unit
Discontinuing Ventilatory Support
Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
Preventative and Long-Term Care
Patient Education and Health Promotion
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Respiratory Care in Alternative Settings