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Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 11th Edition

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Designed for optimal student learning for over 40 years, Egan’s Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, 11th Edition provides you with the strong background you need to succeed in the field of respiratory care. Nicknamed "the Bible for respiratory care," it helps you gain a thorough understanding of the role of respiratory therapists, the scientific basis for treatment, and clinical applications. Comprehensive chapters correlate to the most up-to-date 2015 NBRC Detailed Content Outline for the TM-CE to successfully prepare you for clinical and credentialing exam success. Always in step with the ever-changing field of respiratory care, this easy-to-read new edition features five new chapters, as well as new information on online charting systems, patient databases, research databases, meaningful use, simulation, and an expanded discussion of the electronic medical record system.

    • User-friendly full-color design calls attention to special features to enhance learning.
    • Evolve learning resources include PowerPoint slides, Test Bank questions, an English-Spanish glossary, an image collection, a Body Spectrum Anatomy Coloring Book, and student lecture notes that enhance instructors’ teaching and students’ learning.
    • Student Workbook reflects the text’s updated content and serves as a practical study guide offering numerous case studies, experiments, and hands-on activities.
    • Therapist-Driven Protocols (TDPs) used by RTs in hospitals to assess a patient, initiate care, and evaluate outcomes, are incorporated throughout the text to develop your critical thinking skills and teach the value of following an established protocol.
    • Expert authorship from the leading figures in respiratory care ensures that critical content is covered thoroughly and accurately.
    • Excerpts of 40 published Clinical Practice Guidelines provide you with important information regarding patient care, indications/contraindications, hazards and complications, assessment of need, and assessment of outcome and monitoring.
    • UNIQUE! Egan's trusted reputation as the preeminent fundamental respiratory care textbook for more than 40 years maintains its student focus and comprehensive coverage while keeping in step with the profession.
    • Updated content reflects changes in the industry to ensure it is both current and clinically accurate and prepares you for a career as a respiratory therapist in today’s health care environment.
    • UNIQUE! Mini Clinis give you an opportunity to apply text content to actual patient care through short, critical-thinking case scenarios. Mini Clinis can also be used as a point of focus in class discussion to strengthen students' critical thinking skills.
    • UNIQUE! Rules of Thumb highlight rules, formulas, and key points that are important to clinical practice.
    • Bulleted learning objectives aligned with summary checklists to highlight key content at the beginning and at the end of each chapter, paralleling the three areas tested on the 2015 NBRC Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination: recall, analysis, and application.
      • NEW! Five all-new chapters bring you the most current information on the fundamentals of respiratory care research, flexible bronchoscopy, trauma, burns, near drowning, patient ventilator interaction, and extracorporeal life support (ECLS).
      • NEW and EXPANDED! The latest information on online charting systems, patient databases, research databases, meaningful use, and simulation, plus an expanded discussion of the electronic medical record system, provides you with the knowledge needed for clinical and examination success.
      • NEW! All chapters correlate to the most up-to-date 2015 NBRC Detailed Content Outline for the Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination (TM-CE) so you are prepared to excel on the NBRC credentialing examination.
      • NEW! Easy-to-read, updated chapters with new data in respiratory care, a more fluid writing style, and an improved reading level help you better understand difficult concepts.
      I: Foundations of Respiratory Care
      1. History of Respiratory Care
      2. Delivering Evidence-Based Respiratory Care
      3. Quality, Patient Safety, and Communication, and Recordkeeping
      4. Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
      5. Ethical and Legal Implications of Practice
      6. Physical Principles of Respiratory Care 
      7. E-Medicine in Respiratory Care 
      8. NEW! Fundamentals of Respiratory Care Research
      II: Applied Anatomy and Physiology
      9. The Respiratory System
      10. The Cardiovascular System
      11. Ventilation
      12. Gas Exchange and Transport
      13. Solutions, Body Fluids, and Electrolytes
      14. Acid-Base Balance
      15. Regulation of Breathing
      III: Assessment of Respiratory Disorders
      16. Bedside Assessment of the Patient
      17. Interpreting Clinical and Laboratory Data
      18. Interpreting the Electrocardiogram
      19. Analysis and Monitoring of Gas Exchange
      20. Pulmonary Function Testing
      21. Review of Thoracic Imaging
      22. NEW! Flexible Bronchoscopy and the Respiratory Therapist
      23. Nutrition Assessment
      IV: Review of Cardiopulmonary Disease
      24. Pulmonary Infections
      25. Obstructive Lung Disease: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, and Related Diseases
      26. Interstitial Lung Disease
      27. Pleural Diseases
      28. Pulmonary Vascular Disease
      29. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) 
      30. NEW! Trauma, Burns and Near Drowning
      31. Lung Cancer
      32. Neuromuscular and Other Diseases of the Chest Wall
      33. Disorders of Sleep
      34. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Disorders
      V: Basic Therapeutics
      35. Airway Pharmacology
      36. Airway Management
      37. Emergency Cardiovascular Life Support
      38. Humidity and Bland Aerosol Therapy
      39. Aerosol Drug Therapy
      40. Storage and Delivery of Medical Gases
      41. Medical Gas Therapy
      42. Lung Expansion Therapy
      43. Airway Clearance Therapy (ACT)
      VI: Acute and Critical Care
      44. Respiratory Failure and the Need for Ventilatory Support
      45. Mechanical Ventilators
      46. Physiology of Ventilatory Support
      47. NEW! Patient Ventilator Interaction
      48. Initiating and Adjusting Invasive Ventilatory Support
      49. Noninvasive Ventilation
      50. NEW! Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS)
      51. Monitoring the Patient in the Intensive Care Unit
      52. Discontinuing Ventilatory Support
      53. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
      VII: Patient Education and Long-Term Care
      54. Patient Education and Health Promotion
      55. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
      56. Respiratory Care in Alternative Settings
      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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