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cover image - Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),10th Edition
ISBN: 9780323096195
Page Count: 1424
Imprint: Mosby
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Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 10th Edition

by Robert M. Kacmarek, PhD, RRT, FAARC, James K. Stoller, MD, MS, FAARC, FCCP and Al Heuer, PhD, MBA, RRT, RPFT, FAARC

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cover image - Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),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. 

    • A full-color format makes the text easier to read and brings out key detail in the illustrations.
    • Mini-Clinis provide short vignettes applying content in the text to actual patient care, asking you to think critically on problems you may encounter.
    • Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) cover the steps of patient care with important information on indications/contraindications, hazards and complications, assessment of need, assessment of outcome, and monitoring.
    • Therapist-Driven Protocols (TDPs) provide decision trees developed by hospitals, helping you to assess patients, initiate care, and evaluate outcomes.
    • Rules of Thumb highlights rules, formulas, and key points important to clinical practice.
    • Measurable Learning Objectives parallel the areas tested by the NBRC exam, helping you identify important information that goes beyond memorization and recall.
    • Key Point summaries in bulleted format help you clearly identify key concepts covered in each chapter.
    • A Workbook includes a wide range of activities such as NBRC-type multiple-choice questions, case studies, experiments, and hands-on activities, allowing you to apply the knowledge you've gained from the text.
    • New History of Respiratory Care chapter describes the evolution and challenges of this profession.
    • Updated content reflects changes in the field, with additions to the text including:
      • More coverage of evidence-based care
      • Information on HIPAA
      • A discussion of computer applications in a health care setting
      • An emphasis on how nutrition impacts the respiratory system
    • The role of the respiratory therapist in disease management is discussed in the Cardiopulmonary Diseases section.
    • A new appendix cross-references the NBRC examination matrices for the CRT and RRT to content in the book, making it easier to prepare for the NBRC exams.
    • New editor Robert Kacmarek, a well-known figure in respiratory care, has joined Robert Wilkins and James Stoller.
  • I. Foundations of Respiratory Care

    1. History of Respiratory Care NEW!

    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

    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

    III. Assessment of Respiratory Disorders

    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 Review of Thoracic Imaging

    21. Nutrition Assessment

    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

    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

    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 Positive Pressure Ventilation

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

    47. Discontinuing Ventilatory Support

    48. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care

    VII. Preventative and Long-Term Care

    49. Patient Education and Health Promotion

    50. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

    51. Respiratory Care in Alternative Settings

    Appendix 1: NBRC Matrix Cross Reference

    Appendix 2: Temperature Correction of Barometric Reading

    Appendix 3: Factors to Convert Gas Volumes from ATPS to STPD

    Appendix 4: Factors to Convert Gas Volumes from STPD to BTPS at Given Barometric Pressures

    Appendix 5: Table of Normal Values

    Glossary
  • 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, FAARC, FCCP, Jean Wall Bennett Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic,Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Chair, Education Institute Cleveland Clinic and Al Heuer, PhD, MBA, RRT, RPFT, FAARC, Program Director and Professor,Masters in Health Care Management Rutgers - School of Health Professions Newark
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