Mosby's Respiratory Care Equipment

By

  • J. Cairo, PhD, RRT, FAARC, Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions, Professor of Cardiopulmonary Science, Physiology, and Anesthesiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
  • J. Cairo, PhD, RRT, FAARC, Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions, Professor of Cardiopulmonary Science, Physiology, and Anesthesiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Susan Pilbeam, MS, RRT, FAARC, Clinical Applications Specialist, Maquet, Inc., St. Augustine, FL

Stay ahead of the curve with the most clinically relevant equipment text on the market, now updated with the latest equipment and most in-depth information. You’ll appreciate the thorough and systematic coverage of equipment used by respiratory therapists in all areas of practice including neonates and pediatrics, cardiovascular diagnostics, and the growing field of sleep medicine. Chapters combine theory with the latest advances in new devices and techniques, computer-assisted technologies, pharmacological agents, and clinical practice guidelines. Unlike other texts, Mosby’s Respiratory Care Equipment explains the mechanics of the equipment while maintaining a focus on the clinical applications. Instead of just reading a technical description of ventilators you’ll learn how to select modes, set parameters, monitor the equipment, and respond to alarms. This “how to” approach prepares you to work with the entire spectrum of equipment.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2009
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09378-1


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Basic Physics for the Respiratory Therapist

Chapter 2: Manufacture, Storage, and Transport of Medical Gases

Chapter 3: Administering Medical Gases: Regulators, Flowmeters, and Controlling Devices

Chapter 4: Humidity and Aerosol Therapy

Chapter 5: Principles of Infection Control

Chapter 6: Airway Management Devices

Chapter 7: Lung Expansion Therapy

Chapter 8: Assessment of Pulmonary Function

Chapter 9: Assessment of Cardiovascular Function

Chapter 10: Blood Gas Monitoring

Chapter 11: Introduction to Ventilators

Chapter 12: Mechanical Ventilators: General-Use Devices

Chapter 13: Infant and Pediatric Ventilators

Chapter 14: Transport, Home-Care, and Alternative Ventilatory Devices

Chapter 15: Sleep Diagnostics