Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care - 10th Edition - ISBN: 9780323082037, 9780323183628

Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care

10th Edition

Authors: Robert Kacmarek James Stoller Al Heuer
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323082037
eBook ISBN: 9780323183628
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 11th April 2012
Page Count: 1444

Table of Contents

Section 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

Section 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

Section III: Assessment of the Respiratory Care Patient

15. Bedside Assessment of the Patient

16. Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Data

17. Interpreting the Electrocardiogram

18. Analysis and Monitoring of Gas Exchange

19. Pulmonary Function Testing

20. A Synopsis of Thoracic Imaging

21. Nutrition Assessment

Section 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 Cancer

29. Neuromuscular and Other Diseases of the Chest Wall

30. Disorders of Sleep

31. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Disorders

Section 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 The


Description

A leader in respiratory care education for more than 40 years, Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, 10th Edition delivers a comprehensive introduction to the field of respiratory care and keeps you up-to-date on the latest advances and trends in professional practice today. With this new edition, you'll gain a thorough understanding of the role of respiratory therapists (RTs), scientific bases for treatment, and clinical applications. In-depth discussions progress from the principles of respiratory care to applied anatomy and physiology, assessment, discussion of specific respiratory illnesses, basic therapy, acute and critical care, and preventive and long-term care. Egan's is the most recommended and trusted text for NBRC examination preparation. 

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Egan's trusted reputation as the preeminent fundamental respiratory care textbook delivers comprehensive coverage while keeping you up to date with this ever-changing profession.
  • UNIQUE! Expert authorship from the leading figures in respiratory care ensures critical content is covered thoroughly and accurately.
  • UNIQUE! Mini Clinis give you an opportunity to apply text content to actual patient care through short, critical-thinking vignettes.
  • UNIQUE! Rules of Thumb highlight rules, formulas, and key points that are important to clinical practice.
  • Excerpts of all 49 published Clinical Practice Guidelines provide you with important information regarding indications/contraindications, hazards and complications, assessment of need, and assessment of outcome and monitoring.
  • Therapist Driven Protocols (TDPs) used by RTs in hospitals to assess patients, initiate care, and evaluate outcomes, are incorporated throughout the text to demonstrate the value of following an established protocol.
  • Learning Objectives highlight key content at the beginning and at the end of each chapter in a bulleted section and parallel the three areas tested on the NBRC exam: recall, analysis, and application.

Details

No. of pages:
1444
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323183628
eBook ISBN:
9780323292474
eBook ISBN:
9780323082013
Hardcover ISBN:
9780323082037

Reviews

Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RRT, AE-C (William Beaumont Hospitals)

In its 40th year, the revised ninth edition of this book is considered by many to be the authoritative text in the field of respiratory care. Last updated in 2003, this edition continues the tradition of defining the profession of respiratory care by providing the requisite information for students and serving as a valued resource for practitioners.

This book provides the education foundation for respiratory therapy students in training, yet serves as a treasured reference for practitioners.

It is uniquely written for both respiratory care students and practitioners. The authors, unquestionably, are experts in their fields of expertise.

This edition contains an unprecedented 51 chapters in seven sections. Each chapter begins with objectives, an outline, and key terms and ends with references. Four-color images, tables, "Rule of Thumb" notations, "Mini Clini"

case studies, and key points reinforce learning concepts throughout the book.

Four appendixes covering temperature corrections, STPD to BTPS and STPS to STPD conversions, normal values for vitals, blood gas parameters, hematology, blood chemistry, hemodynamics, and pulmonary function are supplemented by additional information (common medical abbreviations, equations, etc.) on the inside covers. The book ends with an excellent glossary and index.

More than just a textbook for students, this ninth edition defines the standards of practice in respiratory care and serves as an invaluable resource, particularly for hospital-based practitioners. Given the continuous advances in medicine and their impact on respiratory care, it is hoped the authors will continue to revise this book to educate and reinforce practice standards.

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Weighted Numerical Score: 10


About the Authors

Robert Kacmarek Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Respiratory Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

James Stoller Author

James K. Stoller, MD, MS Jamie Jean Wall Bennett Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Chair, Education Institute Head, Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Therapy Desk NA 22 Cleveland Clinic 9500 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44195 Office: (216) 444-1960 Fax: (216) 445-8160 Email: STOLLEJ@ccf.org

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine; Vice Chairman of Medicine, Executive Director, Leadership Development, and Head, Section of Respiratory Therapy, Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Al Heuer Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Program Director, Respiratory Care Program, School o fHealth Related Professions, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey