Case Studies to Accompany Clinical Manifestation and Assessment of Respiratory Disease


  • Terry Des Jardins, MEd, RRT, Professor Emeritus, Department of Respiratory Care, Parkland College, Champaign, IL
  • George Burton, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAARC, Medical Direcor, Respiratory Services, Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH; Clinical Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH

Focusing on assessment through therapist-driven protocols, this valuable tool provides an overview of the assessment process and fundamentals needed for success. It offers discussion of the top five treatment protocols: oxygen, hyperinflation , bronchial hygiene and bronchodilator therapies, as well as mechanical ventilation. Using a case study approach, students learn to manage an entire case from beginning to end. Each time they assess the patient, they use the SOAP format: Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan reasoning, giving them practice in documenting history and developing care plans.
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Respiratory therapy students, respiratory technician students.


Book information

  • Published: April 2001
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-01075-7