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Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care

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ISBN-10: 1416059237

ISBN-13: 9781416059233

Edition: 6th 2010

Authors: Robert L. Wilkins, James R. Dexter, Al Heuer

List price: $83.95
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The only respiratory care text devoted exclusively to patient assessment! By performing a thorough patient assessment, youll be able to assist physicians in the decision-making process regarding treatment, in evaluating the treatments effectiveness, and in determining if changes in the treatment need to be made. The books comprehensive approach covers all of the most important aspects and topics of assessment. This edition is streamlined to emphasize learning objectives. And you can prepare for the CRT exam more effectively with the new NBRC Exam Matrix Correlation Guide! A comprehensive approach covers all of the most important aspects of assessment, so you can assess patients effectively.…    
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Book details

List price: $83.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 2/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Preparing for the Patient Encounter
The Medical History and the Interview
Cardiopulmonary Symptoms
Vital Signs
Fundamentals of Physical Examination
NEW! Neurological Assessment of the Respiratory Care Patient
Clinical Laboratory Studies
Interpretation of Blood Gases
Pulmonary Function Testing
Clinical Application of the Chest Radiograph
Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram
Assessment of the Neonatal and Pediatric Patient
Assessment of the Older Patient
Respiratory Monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit
Assessment of Cardiac Output
Assessment of Hemodynamic Pressures
Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
Nutritional Assessment of Patients with Respiratory Disease
Assessment of Sleep and Breathing
Assessment of the Home Care Patient
Documentation of the Patient Assessment
Appendix NEW! Procedure Checklists