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Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care

The only respiratory care text devoted exclusively to patient assessment! By performing a thorough patient assessment, you’ll be able to assist physicians in the decision-making process regarding treatment, in evaluating the treatment’s effectiveness, and in determining if changes in the treatment need to be made. The book’s 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!

Book, 496 Pages

Published: June 2009

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3613-3

Contents

  • 1. Preparing for the Patient Encounter

    2. The Medical History and the Interview

    3. Cardiopulmonary Symptoms

    4. Vital Signs

    5. Fundamentals of Physical Examination

    6. NEW! Neurological Assessment of the Respiratory Care Patient

    7. Clinical Laboratory Studies

    8. Interpretation of Blood Gases

    9. Pulmonary Function Testing

    10. Clinical Application of the Chest Radiograph

    11. Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram

    12. Assessment of the Neonatal and Pediatric Patient

    13. Assessment of the Older Patient

    14. Respiratory Monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit

    15. Assessment of Cardiac Output

    16. Assessment of Hemodynamic Pressures

    17. Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy

    18. Nutritional Assessment of Patients with Respiratory Disease

    19. Assessment of Sleep and Breathing

    20. Assessment of the Home Care Patient

    21. Documentation of the Patient Assessment


    Appendix

    NEW! Procedure Checklists

    Glossary

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