Workbook for Respiratory Care Anatomy and Physiology

Foundations for Clinical Practice


  • Will Beachey, PhD, RRT, FAARC, St. Alexius Medical Center and University of Mary Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Elizabeth Hughes, PhD, RRT, AE-C, St.Alexius Medical Center and The University of Mary Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Christine Sperle, MEd, RRT, AE-C, St. Alexius Medical Center and The University of Mary Bismarck, North Dakota

As an adjunct to the text, this workbook helps reinforce essential respiratory care A&P concepts learned in the main text. Various learning activities encourage you to use recall, application, and analysis to develop the necessary critical thinking skills. Exercises include listing, matching, and labeling activities; critical thinking questions; case studies; and key concept questions that provide review and practice for the NBRC credentialing exam.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2012
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-08586-1

Table of Contents

Section I. The Respiratory System

1. The Airways and Alveoli

2. The Lungs and Chest Wall

3. Mechanics of Ventilation

4. Ventilation

5. Pulmonary Function Measurements

6. Pulmonary Blood Flow

7. Gas Diffusion

8. Oxygen Equilibrium and Transport

9. Carbon Dioxide Equilibrium and Transport

10. Acid-Base Regulation

11. Control of Ventilation

12. Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships

13. Clinical Assessment of Acid-Base and Oxygenation Status

14. Physiological Basis for Advanced Oxygenation and Lung Protective Strategies

15. NEW! Physiological Basis for Treating Sleep-Disordered Breathing

16. Fetal and Newborn Cardiopulmonary Physiology

Section II: The Cardiovascular System

17. Functional Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System

18. Cardiac Electrophysiology

19. The Electrocardiogram and Cardiac Arrhythmias

20. Control of Cardiac Output and Hemodynamics

Section III: The Renal System

21. Filtration, Urine Formation, and Fluid Regulation

22. Electrolyte and Acid-Base Regulation

Section IV: Integrated Responses in Exercise and Aging

23. Cardiopulmonary Response to Exercise in Health and Disease

24. Effects of Aging on the Cardiopulmonary System