Essentials of Respiratory Care (4th Revised edition)

Essentials of Respiratory Care (4th Revised edition)

By: Steven Dimas (author), Craig W. Mack (author), Robert M. Kacmare (author)Hardback

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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 referenceThe comprehensive coverage of key topics - from introductory material through therapeutic care - consolidates the full spectrum of respiratory care into one essential resourceCompletely updated to reflect the significant advancements in the field of respiratory careReflects 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 certificationFeatures new chapters on ventilatory management for obstructive pulmonary disease, adult respiratory distress syndrome, NIPPV, tracheal gas insufflation, prone positioning, and liquid ventilationA redesigned format provides easier navigation through the text


Section I Respiratory Care Sciences and Infection Control1. Basic Chemistry2. General Principles of Gas Physics3. Microbiology, Sterilization, and Infection ControlSection II Cardiopulmonary and Related Anatomy and Physiology4. Anatomy of the Respiratory System5. Mechanics of Ventilation6. Neurological Control of Ventilation7. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport8. Intrapulmonary Shunting and Deadspace9. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System10. Physiology of the Cardiovascular System11. Cardiac Electrophysiology and ECG Interpretation12. Hemodynamic Monitoring13. Renal Anatomy and Physiology14. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance15. Acid-Base Balance and Blood Gas InterpretationSection III The Nervous System and Pharmacology16. Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System17. PharmacologySection IV Cardiopulmonary Assessment, and Disease, and Their Management18. Clinical Assessment of the Cardiopulmonary System19. Pulmonary Function Studies20. Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and General Management21. Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Ventilatory Management22. Restrictive Lung Disease: General and Ventilatory Management23. NEW ARDS, SARS, and Sepsis24. NutritionSection V Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care25. Intrauterine Development and Comparative Respiratory Anatomy26. Assessment and Management of the Newborn27. Respiratory Disorders of the Newborn28. Mechanical Ventilation of the Newborn29. Respiratory Disorders of the Pediatric Patient30. Mechanical Ventilation of the Pediatric Patient Section VI Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Home Care31. Pulmonary Rehabilitation32. Respiratory Home CareSection VII Basic Respiratory Care33. Gas Therapy34. Oxygen, Helium, and Nitric Oxide Therapy35. Aerosol and Humidity Therapy36. Airway Clearance Techniques37. Analyzers38. Airway CareSection VIII Advanced Respiratory Care39. Modes of Mechanical Ventilation40. PEEP41. Initiation, Maintenance, and Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation42. High Frequency Ventilation43. Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation44. Tracheal Gas Insufflation45. Prone Positioning46. Liquid Ventilation

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780323027007
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 880
  • ID: 9780323027007
  • ISBN10: 0323027008
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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