Respiratory Care Clinical Competency Lab Manual


  • Sandra Hinski, MS, RRT-NPS, Faculty Respiratory Care Division Gateway Community College Phoenix, Arizona

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.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2013
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-10057-1

Table of Contents

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