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Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, 10th Edition

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Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, 10th Edition

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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. 

    • 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.
    • Updated content aligned with the 2009 NBRC CRT Summary Content Outline ensures the text is both current and clinically accurate.
    • Expanded use of the NBRC Exam Matrix Correlation Chart throughout all Evolve online resources makes test preparation easier.

    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 Therapy

    39. Lung Expansion Therapy

    40. Bronchial Hygiene Therapy

    Section VI: Acute and Critical Care

    41. Respiratory Failure and the Need for Ventilatory Support

    42. Mechanical Ventilators

    43. Physiology of Ventilatory Support

    44. Initiating and Adjusting Ventilatory Support

    45. Noninvasive Ventilation

    46. Monitoring and Management of the Patient in the Intensive Care Unit

    47. Discontinuing Ventilatory Support

    48. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care

    Section VII: Patient Education and Long-Term Care

    49. Patient Education and Health Promotion

    50. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

    51. Respiratory Care in Alternative Settings

    Appendix: NBRC Exam Matrix Correlation Guide

    Robert M. Kacmarek, PhD, RRT, FAARC, Professor of Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Respiratory Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, James K. Stoller, MD, MS, 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 and Al Heuer, PhD, MBA, RRT, RPFT, Associate Professor and Program Director, Respiratory Care Program, School o fHealth Related Professions, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey

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