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Respiratory Care Clinical Competency Lab Manual

Respiratory Care Clinical Competency Lab Manual provides the practical skills needed to apply classroom theory to clinical practice. This text has the flexibility to be used in conjunction with all other respiratory care titles, as well as in other disciplines that require competencies in respiratory therapy. With detailed, step-by-step procedures, supporting procedural illustrations, hands-on lab exercises, case studies, and critical thinking questions, this text helps you understand and apply theoretical knowledge by demonstrating specific skills. Procedural competency evaluation forms help you to assess your progress and performance of specific procedures.

Paperback, 720 Pages

Published: December 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-10057-1


  • Section 1: Foundations for Clinical Practice

    1. Quality and Evidence-Based Respiratory Care
    2. Patient Safety, Communication and Medical Records
    3. Principles of Infection Control
    4. Patient Assessment
    5. Preparing for Clinical Rotations
    6. Section 2: Interpreting Data Relating to Patient Care

    7. Interpreting Clinical Lab Data
    8. ECG Interpretation
    9. Hemodynamic Monitoring
    10. Analysis, Sampling and Monitoring of Gas Exchange
    11. Pulmonary Function Testing
    12. Chest X-Ray and Imaging Interpretation
    13. Section 3: Basic Therapeutics

    14. Airway Management
    15. Emergency Life Support
    16. Humidity and Bland Aerosol Therapy
    17. Storage and Delivery of Medical Gases
    18. Medical Gas Therapy
    19. Lung Expansion Therapy
    20. Section 4: Pulmonary Pharmacology

    21. Airway Pharmacology
    22. Delivery Devices
    23. Section 5: Critical Care Environment

    24. Mechanical Ventilators
    25. Noninvasive Ventilatory Support
    26. Invasive Ventilatory Support
    27. Monitoring and Management of the ICU Patient
    28. Venous Access
    29. Discontinuing Ventilatory Support
    30. Section 6: Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care

    31. Respiratory Care of Neonatal and Pediatric Patients
    32. Section 7: Additional Settings and Opportunities for Respiratory Care

    33. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
    34. Polysomnography
    35. Home Care and Transport
    36. Section 8: Preparing to Enter the Respiratory Care Profession

    37. Interviewing and Preparing to Enter the Respiratory Care Profession

    Lab Activities

    Procedural Assessment Forms

    Answer Key to Lab Activities and Review Questions

    Appendix A: Normal/Common Values

    Appendix B: AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines



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