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
Section I Respiratory Care Sciences and Infection Control 1. Basic Chemistry 2. General Principles of Gas Physics 3. Microbiology, Sterilization, and Infection Control Section II Cardiopulmonary and Related Anatomy and Physiology 4. Anatomy of the Respiratory System 5. Mechanics of Ventilation 6. Neurological Control of Ventilation 7. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport 8. Intrapulmonary Shunting and Deadspace 9. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System 10. Physiology of the Cardiovascular System 11. Cardiac Electrophysiology and ECG Interpretation 12. Hemodynamic Monitoring 13. Renal Anatomy and Physiology 14. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance 15. Acid-Base Balance and Blood Gas Interpretation Section III The Nervous System and Pharmacology 16. Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System 17. Pharmacology Section IV Cardiopulmonary Assessment, and Disease, and Their Management 18. Clinical Assessment of the Cardiopulmonary System 19. Pulmonary Function Studies 20. Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and General Management 21. Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Ventilatory Management 22. Restrictive Lung Disease: General and Ventilatory Management 23. NEW ARDS, SARS, and Sepsis 24. Nutrition Section V Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care 25. Intrauterine Development and Comparative Respiratory Anatomy 26. Assessment and Management of the Newborn 27. Respiratory Disorders of the Newborn 28. Mechanical Ventilation of the Newborn 29. Respiratory Disorders of the Pediatric Patient 30. Mechanical Ventilation of the Pediatric Patient Section VI Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Home Care 31. Pulmonary Rehabilitation 32. Respiratory Home Care Section VII Basic Respiratory Care 33. Gas Therapy 34. Oxygen, Helium, and Nitric Oxide Therapy 35. Aerosol and Humidity Therapy 36. Airway Clearance Techniques 37. Analyzers 38. Airway Care Section VIII Advanced Respiratory Care 39. Modes of Mechanical Ventilation 40. PEEP 41. Initiation, Maintenance, and Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation 42. High Frequency Ventilation 43. Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation 44. Tracheal Gas Insufflation 45. Prone Positioning 46. Liquid Ventilation