Workbook for Respiratory Care Anatomy and Physiology

3rd Edition

Foundations for Clinical Practice


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

Affiliations and Expertise

St.Alexius Medical Center and The University of Mary Bismarck, North Dakota

Christine Sperle

Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education Respiratory Therapy Program

Affiliations and Expertise

St. Alexius Medical Center and The University of Mary Bismarck, North Dakota