Wilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care


  • Al Heuer, PhD, MBA, RRT, RPFT, Associate Professor and Program Director, Respiratory Care Program, School o fHealth Related Professions, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey
  • Craig L. Scanlan, EdD, RRT, FAARC

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.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2013
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-10032-8

Table of Contents

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