Workbook for Respiratory Care Anatomy and Physiology

3rd Edition

Foundations for Clinical Practice


  • Elizabeth Hughes
  • Christine Sperle
  • Key Features

    • Direct correlation with the 3rd edition of Respiratory Care Anatomy and Physiology makes it easy to parallel workbook activities with content from the main text.
    • A variety of learning activities include fill-in-the-blank, matching, and labeling exercises to help you assess your knowledge of text content.
    • Open-ended critical thinking questions ask you to apply your understanding of text material with a written response.
    • Case studies place key subject matter in a clinical context to help you connect theory with practice.
    • Key concept questions are NBRC-style multiple choice questions that require recall, application, and analysis.

    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


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    About the authors

    Elizabeth Hughes

    Associate Professor Resipratory Therapy Program

    Christine Sperle

    Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education Respiratory Therapy Program