Workbook for Egan

Workbook for Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care

What do I need to know? Why do I need to know it? And how will I use it? Focusing on the most important concepts in the Egan's 10th Edition text, this workbook helps you answer these questions and develop a deeper understanding of respiratory care through real-life examples, key points, and a wide range of activities.

Paperback, 552 Pages

Published: April 2012

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08202-0


  • I. Foundations of Respiratory Care

    1. History of Respiratory Care
    2. Quality and Evidence-Based Respiratory Care
    3. Patient Safety, Communication and Recordkeeping
    4. Principles of Infection Control
    5. Ethical and Legal Implications of Practice
    6. Physical Principles of Respiratory Care
    7. Computer Applications in Respiratory Care

    II. Applied Anatomy and Physiology

    8. The Respiratory System
    9. The Cardiovascular System
    10. Ventilation
    11. Gas Exchange and Transport
    12. Solutions, Body Fluids, and Electrolytes
    13. Acid-Base Balance
    14. Regulation of Breathing

    III. Assessment of the Respiratory Care Patient

      15. Bedside Assessment of the Patient
      16. Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Data
      17. Interpreting the Electrocardiogram
      18. Analasis and Monitoring of Gas Exchange
      19. Pulmonary Function Testing
      20. A Synopsis of Thoracic Imaging
      21. Nutrition Assessment

      IV. Review of Cardiopulmonary Disease

      22. Pulmonary Infections
      23. Obstructive Lung Disease: COPD, Asthma, and Related Diseases
      24. Interstitial Lung Disease
      25. Pleural Diseases
      26. Pulmonary Vascular Disease
      27. Acute Lung Injury, Pulmonary Edema and Multiple System Organ Failure
      28. Lung Cance
      29. Neuromuscular and Other Diseases of the Chest Wall
      30. Disorders of Sleep
      31. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Disorders

      V. Basic Therapeutics

      32. Airway Pharmacology
      33. Airway Management
      34. Emergency Cardiovascular Life Support
      35. Humidity and Bland Aerosol Therapy
      36. Aerosol Drug Therapy
      37. Storage and Delivery of Medical Gases
      38. Medical Gas Therapy
      39. Lung Expansion Therapy
      40. Bronchial Hygiene Therapy

      VI. Acute and Critical Care

      41. Respiratory Failure and the Need for Ventilatory Support
      42. Mechanical Ventilators
      43. Physiology of Ventilatory Support
      44. Initiating and Adjusting Ventilatory Support
      45. Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
      46. Monitoring and Management of the Patient in the Intensive Care Unit
      47. Discontinuing Ventilatory Support
      48. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care

      VII. Preventative and Long-Term Care

      49. Patient Education and Health Promotion
      50. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
      51. Respiratory Care in Alternative Settings


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