Foundations of Respiratory Care

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Cengage Learning, 2002 - Medical - 1032 pages
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This comprehensive book for respiratory therapists covers all key aspects of respiratory care. Its careful organization and concise, clear language make the subject matter easy to understand. Topics are reinforced with logical and intuitive learning aids such as "Best Practices," spotlights on new therapy or equipment, patient case studies, and references to AARC clinical practice guidelines. You'll also find important sections such as geriatric care and applied sciences that are not covered in other books. A fine complement of photographs, tables, and figures illustrates key points and improves comprehension.(respiratory therapy, RC, RT, RTT)
 

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The portion of gas laws in this book concerning Henry's law are incorrect. in this book it states as temperature increases so does solubility coefficient and as temperature decreases so does solubility coefficient. according to Egan's fundamentals of respiratory care as the temperature increases the solubility coefficient decreases and as temperature decreases the solubility coefficient increases 

Contents

Scope of Practice 1
4
The History and Scope of Respiratory Care 3
13
Legal and Ethical Practice
19
Applied Physics
43
The Applied Sciences
60
Applied Chemistry
71
Applied Physics Chapter 4 Applied Chemistry
77
Applied Microbiology 41 43
80
Airway Management
567
Invasive Mechanical Ventilation
587
Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation
629
Levels of Delivery
655
Neonatal and Pediatric Applications
657
Geriatric Applications
705
Emergency Medicine
723
Case Studies present realistic scenarios instructors in preparing for class lectures
743

Cardiopulmonary Pathology
159
Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology
219
Essential Diagnostics
243
Comprehensive History Assessment and Documentation
245
Essential Diagnostics
248
Radiology for the Respiratory Therapist
287
Clinical Laboratory Studies
315
Arterial Blood Gases and Noninvasive Monitoring of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide
333
Pulmonary Function Testing
375
Polysomnography and Other Tests for Sleep
401
Polysomnography and Other Tests for Sleep Disorders
409
Cardiac and Hemodynamic Monitoring
419
Essential Therapeutics
465
Oxygen and Medical Gas Therapy
467
Humidity and Aerosol Therapy
507
Hyperinflation Therapy
535
Pulmonary Hygiene and Chest Physical Therapy
549
Adult Critical Care
757
Subacute Care
775
Respiratory Home Care
793
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
823
Assorted Applications
859
Protecting the Patient and the Health Care Provider
861
Health Promotion
887
Fundamentals of Patient Education
917
Management of Respiratory Care Services
933
Appendix A Abbreviations
959
Appendix B Routes for EntryLevel Practice and RegistryLevel Practice
967
Selected Diagnostic Studies
969
Normal Values
973
Appendix E Characteristics of Adventitious Breath Sounds
975
Glossary
977
Index
995
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About the author (2002)

Kenneth A. Wyka has been in the field of respiraŽtory care since 1970. He obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, and formal training in respiratory care from the Lenox Hill Hospital School for RespiraŽtory Therapy in New York City. In 1972, he founded the respiratory therapy program at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, New Jersey. Since then, he managed the respiratory care department at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, was the director of respiratory clinical education at the UniŽversity of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, started several pulmonary rehabilitation programs, worked in home care, and began a health-care/respiratory care consulting practice. He is the author of Respiratory Care in Alternate Sites and coauthor of Oakes' RespiraŽtory Home Care: An On-Site Reference Guide. In addiŽtion, he has been the president of both the New Jersey and New York Societies for Respiratory Care and has been actively involved in several voluntary health and professional organizations. Currently, Ken is the Center Manager and Respiratory Care Patient Coordinator for Anthem Health Services in Queensbury, New York.

Paul J. Mathews PhD, RRT, FCCM, FCCP, FAARC is Associate Professor of Respiratory Care, School of Allied Health; Associate Professor in Physical Therapy; and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Center on Aging, University of Kansas. He received his respiratory therapy training at Yale-New Haven Medical Center in New Haven, Connecticut. He holds his undergraduate degree from Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Connecticut; a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Hartford in Connecticut; and EdS and PhD degrees from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri. He has published more than 160 articles in various national journals, has authored several books, serves on six editorial boards, and has lectured at many national and international meetings. In 1989, Dr. Mathews was president of the AARC, and, in 1990, he was selected for AARC Life Membership. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and of the American College of Chest Physicians. Currently, he is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

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