Key Features

  • Detailed, structured lab activities provide hands-on opportunities to assess psychomotor and patient communication skills in a controlled environment.
  • Content correlation to NBRC combined CRT/RRT exam content outlines helps you better prepare for credentialing exams.
  • Step-by-step procedural competencies prepare you for the RT competency areas established by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) and meet the national practice standards for patient care.
  • Up-to-date coverage of current technology, equipment, Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), CPR guidelines, and CDC recommendations, and mass casualty/disaster management equips you with the most state-of-the-art training for respiratory care.
  • Integration of case-based questions within the lab activities helps you develop and promote your critical thinking abilities.
  • UNIQUE! Coverage of polysomnography addresses clinical evaluation in this expanding specialty area.
  • Over 200 images provide visual guidance on how to perform procedures.
  • UNIQUE! Reality Check boxes arm you with practical knowledge on real-world application of various procedures.
  • UNIQUE! Tip boxes supply you with helpful pointers for the clinical arena.
  • Glossary of terms offers quick reference to terms presented in the text.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Foundations for Clinical Practice

  1. Quality and Evidence-Based Respiratory Care
  2. Patient Safety, Communication and Medical Records
  3. Principles of Infection Control
  4. Patient Assessment
  5. Preparing for Clinical Rotations
  6. Section 2: Interpreting Data Relating to Patient Care

  7. Interpreting Clinical Lab Data
  8. ECG Interpretation
  9. Hemodynamic Monitoring
  10. Analysis, Sampling and Monitoring of Gas Exchange
  11. Pulmonary Function Testing
  12. Chest X-Ray and Imaging Interpretation
  13. Section 3: Basic Therapeutics

  14. Airway Management
  15. Emergency Life Support
  16. Humidity and Bland Aerosol Therapy
  17. Storage and Delivery of Medical Gases
  18. Medical Gas Therapy
  19. Lung Expansion Therapy
  20. Section 4: Pulmonary Pharmacology

  21. Airway Pharmacology
  22. Delivery Devices
  23. Section 5: Critical Care Environment

  24. Mechanical Ventilators
  25. Noninvasive Ventilatory Support
  26. Invasive Ventilatory Support
  27. Monitoring and Management of the ICU Patient
  28. Venous Access
  29. Discontinuing Ventilatory Support
  30. Section 6: Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care

  31. Respiratory Care of Neonatal and Pediatric Patients
  32. Section 7: Additional Settings and Opportunities for Respiratory Care

  33. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Details

No. of pages:
720
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323100571
Electronic ISBN:
9780323292443