Workbook for Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 11th Edition
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Workbook for Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 11th Edition


Keyed chapter-by-chapter to the market-leading text, Workbook for Egan’s Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, 11th Edition is filled with more NBRC-style, case study application, and analysis-style questions that prepare you to excel on exams. This comprehensive Workbook features a new design with a second color that highlights important information, breaks up text, and offers better usability. New chapters correlate with the text to keep you current, and a wide range of activities engage and guide you through some of the text’s more difficult concepts.

    • Word Wizard tests your knowledge of key terms.
    • Meet the Objectives assess your learning outcomes.
    • Key Points identify key concepts from the chapter.
    • Case studies test comprehension of assessment and intervention strategies and help you practice critical thinking.
    • What Does the NBRC Say? provides information on expectations of NBRC, gives a sampling of NBRC-style multiple-choice questions, and helps you prepare for the certification exam.
    • Food for Thought offers thought-provoking tips and questions.
    • Information Age highlights all the resources available to you on the web.
    • A Picture is Worth (including Pneumo-nuggets) features a mixture of labeling exercises and "nuggets" of information in the form of tips or questions.
    • Chapter-specific exercises offer various activities, such as exercises on ethics, equipment, and mathematics.
      • NEW! Five all-new chapters bring you the most up-to-date information on the fundamentals of respiratory care research, trauma, burns, near drowning, patient ventilator interaction, flexible bronchoscopy, and extracorporeal life support (ECLS).
      • NEW! A second color helps highlight pertinent information, breaks up text, and provides a better overall look.
      • EXPANDED! More NBRC-style questions help you pass the NBRC examination.
      • NEW! Updated content reflects changes in the 11th edition of the text.
      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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