Workbook for Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care


  • Robert Kacmarek, PhD, RRT, FAARC, Professor of Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Respiratory Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2012
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-08202-0

Table of Contents

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