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Egan's fundamentals of respiratory care

Author: Robert M Kacmarek; James K Stoller; Albert J Heuer; Donald F Egan
Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th edView all editions and formats
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The 10th Edition of this text delivers a comprehensive introduction to the field of respiratory care including the latest advances and trends in professional practice today. This new edition, explains the role of respiratory therapists (RTs), scientific bases for treatment, and clinical applications. In-depth discussions progress from the principles of respiratory care to applied anatomy and physiology, patient  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handboeken (vorm)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Kacmarek; James K Stoller; Albert J Heuer; Donald F Egan
ISBN: 9780323082037 0323082033 0815127987 9780815127987
OCLC Number: 765487094
Description: xvii, 1401 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Foundations of Respiratory Care. History of respiratory care --
Quality and evidence-based respiratory care --
Patient safety, communication, and recordkeeping --
Principles of infection prevention and 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 --
Ventilation --
Gas exchange and transport --
Solutions, body fluids, and electrolytes --
Acid-base balance --
Regulation of breathing. --
Assessment of Respiratory Disorders. Bedside assessment of the patient --
Interpreting clinical and laboratory data --
Interpreting the electrocardiogram --
Analysis and monitoring of gas exchange --
Pulmonary function testing --
Review of thoracic imaging --
Nutrition assessment. --
Review of Cardiopulmonary Disease. Pulmonary infections --
Obstructive lung disease: chronic obstructive pulmonary 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 cancer --
Neuromuscular and other diseases of the chest wall --
Disorders of sleep --
Neonatal and pediatric respiratory disorders. --
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 --
Airway clearance therapy. --
Acute and Critical Care. Respiratory failure and the need for ventilatory support --
Mechanical ventilators --
Physiology of ventilatory support --
Initiating and adjusting invasive ventilatory support --
Noninvasive ventilation --
Monitoring the patient in the intensive care unit --
Discontinuing ventilatory support --
Neonatal and pediatric respiratory care. --
Patient Education and Long-Term Care. Patient education and health promotion --
Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation --
Respiratory care in alternative settings.
Other Titles: Fundamentals of respiratory care
Responsibility: [edited by] Robert M. Kacmarek, James K. Stoller, Albert J. Heuer ; consulting editors, Robert L. Chatburn, Richard H. Kallet, Lucy Kester.

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Helps you gain an understanding of the role of respiratory therapists (RTs), a scientific basis for treatment, and clinical applications. In this title, Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) and  Read more...

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