Respiratory Care Anatomy and Physiology
Foundations for Clinical PracticeBy
- Will Beachey, PhD, RRT, FAARC, St. Alexius Medical Center and University of Mary Bismarck, North Dakota
This book situates learning in a clinical context to help students adopt thinking patterns that practicing healthcare professionals use. Learning in context gives students of respiratory therapy and related health professions a particularly relevant foundation for clinical practice. Explanations of physiological mechanisms underlying the benefits of common therapeutic, diagnostic, and monitoring procedures are unique to this text. This kind of knowledge is essential to the clinician in developing a rational plan of care. This book is for respiratory therapists and other health professionals involved in cardiac and respiratory care.
Paperback, 448 Pages
Published: January 2007
- Section I: The Respiratory System
1. The Airways and Alveoli
2. The Lungs and Chest Wall
3. Mechanics of Ventilation
5. Pulmonary Function Measurements
6. Pulmonary Blood Flow
7. Gas Diffusion
8. Oxygen Equilibrium and Transport
9. Carbon Dioxide Equilibrium and Transport
10. Acid-Base Regulation
11. Control of Ventilation
12. Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships and Arterial Blood Gases
13. Clinical Assessment of Acid-Base and Oxygenation Status
14. Physiological Basis for Oxygenation and Lung Protection Strategies NEW!
15. Fetal and Newborn Cardiopulmonary Physiology NEW!
Section Two: The Cardiovascular System
16. Functional Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System
17. Cardiac Electrophysiology
18. The Electrocardiogram and Cardiac Arrhythmias
19. Control of Cardiac Output and Hemodynamics
Section Three: Integrated Responses in Exercise and Aging
20. Cardiopulmonary Response to Exercise in Health, Disease
21. Effects of Aging on the Cardiopulmonary System NEW!
Section IV: The Renal System
22. Filtration, Urine Formation, and Fluid Regulation
23. Electrolyte and Acid-Base Regulation