Egan

Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care

A leader in respiratory care education for more than 40 years, Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, 10th Edition delivers a comprehensive introduction to the field of respiratory care and keeps you up-to-date on the latest advances and trends in professional practice today. With this new edition, you'll gain a thorough understanding of 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, assessment, discussion of specific respiratory illnesses, basic therapy, acute and critical care, and preventive and long-term care. Egan's is the most recommended and trusted text for NBRC examination preparation. 

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Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09619-5

Reviews

  • Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RRT, AE-C (William Beaumont Hospitals)

    In its 40th year, the revised ninth edition of this book is considered by many to be the authoritative text in the field of respiratory care. Last updated in 2003, this edition continues the tradition of defining the profession of respiratory care by providing the requisite information for students and serving as a valued resource for practitioners.

    This book provides the education foundation for respiratory therapy students in training, yet serves as a treasured reference for practitioners.

    It is uniquely written for both respiratory care students and practitioners. The authors, unquestionably, are experts in their fields of expertise.

    This edition contains an unprecedented 51 chapters in seven sections. Each chapter begins with objectives, an outline, and key terms and ends with references. Four-color images, tables, "Rule of Thumb" notations, "Mini Clini"

    case studies, and key points reinforce learning concepts throughout the book.

    Four appendixes covering temperature corrections, STPD to BTPS and STPS to STPD conversions, normal values for vitals, blood gas parameters, hematology, blood chemistry, hemodynamics, and pulmonary function are supplemented by additional information (common medical abbreviations, equations, etc.) on the inside covers. The book ends with an excellent glossary and index.

    More than just a textbook for students, this ninth edition defines the standards of practice in respiratory care and serves as an invaluable resource, particularly for hospital-based practitioners. Given the continuous advances in medicine and their impact on respiratory care, it is hoped the authors will continue to revise this book to educate and reinforce practice standards.

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    Weighted Numerical Score: 100 - 5 Stars!


Contents

  • Section I: Foundations of Respiratory Care

    1. History of Respiratory Care

    2. Quality and Evidence-Based Respiratory Care

    3. Patient Safety, Communication, and Recordkeeping

    4. Principles of Infection Control

    5. Ethical and Legal Implications of Practice

    6. Physical Principles of Respiratory Care

    7. Computer Applications in Respiratory Care

    Section II: Applied Anatomy and Physiology

    8. The Respiratory System

    9. The Cardiovascular System

    10. Ventilation

    11. Gas Exchange and Transport

    12. Solutions, Body Fluids, and Electrolytes

    13. Acid-Base Balance

    14. Regulation of Breathing

    Section III: Assessment of the Respiratory Care Patient

    15. Bedside Assessment of the Patient

    16. Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Data

    17. Interpreting the Electrocardiogram

    18. Analysis and Monitoring of Gas Exchange

    19. Pulmonary Function Testing

    20. A Synopsis of Thoracic Imaging

    21. Nutrition Assessment

    Section IV: Review of Cardiopulmonary Disease

    22. Pulmonary Infections

    23. Obstructive Lung Disease: COPD, Asthma, and Related Diseases

    24. Interstitial Lung Disease

    25. Pleural Diseases

    26. Pulmonary Vascular Disease

    27. Acute Lung Injury, Pulmonary Edema, and Multiple System Organ Failure

    28. Lung Cancer

    29. Neuromuscular and Other Diseases of the Chest Wall

    30. Disorders of Sleep

    31. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Disorders

    Section V: Basic Therapeutics

    32. Airway Pharmacology

    33. Airway Management

    34. Emergency Cardiovascular Life Support

    35. Humidity and Bland Aerosol Therapy

    36. Aerosol Drug Therapy

    37. Storage and Delivery of Medical Gases

    38. Medical Gas Therapy

    39. Lung Expansion Therapy

    40. Bronchial Hygiene Therapy

    Section VI: Acute and Critical Care

    41. Respiratory Failure and the Need for Ventilatory Support

    42. Mechanical Ventilators

    43. Physiology of Ventilatory Support

    44. Initiating and Adjusting Ventilatory Support

    45. Noninvasive Ventilation

    46. Monitoring and Management of the Patient in the Intensive Care Unit

    47. Discontinuing Ventilatory Support

    48. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care

    Section VII: Patient Education and Long-Term Care

    49. Patient Education and Health Promotion

    50. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

    51. Respiratory Care in Alternative Settings

    Appendix: NBRC Exam Matrix Correlation Guide

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