Clinical Blood Gases, 2nd Edition
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- This book's amazing content coverage offers a wealth of useful material, including illustrations, tables, examples, and case studies.
- This new edition is up-to-date with the latest in technology and information, ensuring the most current information is available.
- New figures and tables enhance the understanding of chapter material.
- The addition of an NBRC (National Board of Respiratory Care) Challenge at end of each chapter helps readers learn, understand, and put the information together to master the subject.
- The incorporation of two new On Call Cases per chapter provides further opportunity to practice clinical application of content learned, as well as helping readers utilize their critical thinking skills.
- Reorganized and improved table of contents presents the material in a more logical, efficient manner.
Unit I: Introduction to Blood Gases
1. Arterial Blood Gases
2. Blood Gas Classification
Unit II: Technical Issues in Blood Gas Analysis
3. Blood Gas Sampling Errors
4. Blood Gas Electrodes and Quality Assurance
5. Accuracy Check and Metabolic Acid-Base Indices
Unit III: Basic Physiology
6. Oxygenation and External Respiration
7. Oxygen Transport and Internal Respiration
8. Acid-Base Homeostasis
Unit IV: Clinical Oxygenation
9. Assessment of Hypoxemia and Shunting
10. Treatment of Hypoxemia and Shunting
11. Hypoxia: Assessment and Intervention
Unit V: Clinical Acid Base
12. Regulation of Acids, Bases, and Electrolytes
13. Differential Diagnosis of Acid-Base Disturbances
14. Mixed Acid-Base Disturbances and Treatment
Unit VI: Noninvasive Techniques and Case Studies
15. Noninvasive Blood Gas Monitoring
16. Arterial Blood Gas Case Studies
William J. Malley, MS, RRT, CPFT, Administrative Director, Respiratory/Pulmonary Services, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA