Wilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care

Master the patient assessment skills you need to provide effective respiratory therapy! Wilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care, 7th Edition prepares you to assist physicians as they make treatment decisions, evaluate the effectiveness of treatment, and determine if changes in the treatment need to be made. This edition expands coverage of infection control and cardiopulmonary symptoms, and follows a more logical progression through the many aspects of assessment. Written by Dr. Albert Heuer and Dr. Craig Scanlan, this comprehensive resource also helps you prepare for the NBRC CRT and RRT credentialing exams by cross-referencing material within the book to the NBRC exam matrices.


Published: February 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-10032-8


  • 1. Preparing for the Patient Encounter

    2. The Medical History and the Interview

    3. Cardiopulmonary Symptoms

    4. Vital Signs

    5. Fundamentals of Physical Examination

    6. Neurologic Assessment

    7. Clinical Laboratory Studies

    8. Interpretation of Blood Gases

    9. Pulmonary Function Testing

    10. Chest Imaging

    11. Electrocardiography

    12. Neonatal and Pediatric Assessment

    13. Older Patient Assessment

    14. Monitoring in Critical Care

    15. Vascular Pressure Monitoring

    16. Cardiac Output Measurement

    17. Bronchoscopy

    18. Nutritional Assessment

    19. Sleep and Breathing Assessment

    20. Home Care Patient Assessment

    21. Documentation

    Appendix A: Answer Key



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