Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care

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Elsevier/Mosby, 2005 - Medical - 439 pages
Featuring a comprehensive, well-organized approach, this resource teaches assessment techniques from the most basic skills to more advanced methods for assessing patients in any clinical setting - from the office to the ICU. The new edition provides even more information on key topics, additional case studies and review materials, and a new glossary. Certain topic areas have been streamlined and reorganized for the most effective presentation of material.

  • Comprehensive approach presents all of the most important aspects and topics of assessment that readers need to effectively assess patients.
  • Each chapter begins with consistent learning features - Learning Objectives, Chapter Outline, Chapter Overview, and new Key Terms - to prepare readers for the content that will be discussed in that chapter.
  • Simply Stated boxes contain brief, direct, concise statements about important concepts in the text, highlighting key information to aid in reader comprehension.
  • Questions to Ask About... boxes contain a list of questions practitioners should ask patients about their symptoms or ask themselves when confronted with a certain clinical situation.
  • Case studies in several chapters provide an opportunity for readers to apply chapter content to realistic clinical scenarios.
  • Chapter review questions at the end of each chapter help readers review and remember chapter content.


  • Key Terms lists at the beginning of each chapter highlight important terminology and concepts that will be explained in that chapter.
  • Glossary of key terms at the back of the book defines important terms identified in each chapter's Key Terms list.
  • Additional case studies in the EKG and hemodynamic monitoring chapters provide further opportunities to apply chapter content in real-life scenarios.
  • Additional chapter review questions at the end of each chapter enhance student review and retention of chapter material.

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Contents

Preparing for the Patient Encounter
1
Cardiopulmonary Symptoms
25
Vital Signs
47
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