Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice

Jones & Bartlett Learning

With contributions from over 75 of the foremost experts in the field, the fourth edition of best-selling Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice continues to represent the very best in clinical and academic expertise. The Fourth Edition includes numerous updates and revisions that provide strong foundational knowledge. More than an introductory text, this comprehensive resource will be referenced and utilized by students throughout their educational and professional careers.

Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Fourth Edition has been thoroughly reviewed and updated with the latest content to reflect current trends and topics important to contemporary respiratory care practice. With foundations in evidence-based research, the fourth edition covers patient assessment, respiratory therapeutics, respiratory diseases, applied sciences, and the professional aspects of respiratory care. Brand new chapters have been added to cover topics such as lung transplantation and sepsis, and the inclusion of new contributors has infused new perspectives and more modern coverage of important topics.

Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Fourth Edition incorporates up to date and essential information on the practice of respiratory care into a well-organized, cohesive, reader-friendly guide, helping students learn skills such as critical thinking, care plan development, patient education, and clinical leadership. Including a wealth of student and instructor resources, this text provides essential information in a practical and manageable format for optimal learning and retention. This new edition was constructed with content cross-referencing the National Board for Respiratory Care’s (NBRC) examination matrix, ensuring that all the topics on the board exams are included. The fourth edition of Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice continues to assist students in mastering the art and science of respiratory care, contributing to improvements in the stature of the respiratory care profession, and—most importantly—improvements in the care of patients with respiratory disorders.

Features and Benefits
NEW Chapter: Sepsis
NEW Chapter: Perioperative Management of Lung Transplant Recipients
More than 580 full-color photographs
More than 300 tables and equations
Stop and Think: This feature offers considerations for critical thinking and clinical decision making
Content aligns with the AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines
New and Expanded content on endobronchial valves, aerosol delivery, ECMO use, ECMO management, sleep-disordered breathing, and much more!
Part 1 Respiratory Assessment
Chapter 1 History and Physical Examination
Chapter 2 Respiratory Monitoring
Chapter 3 Hemodynamic Monitoring
Chapter 4 Arterial Blood Gas Sampling, Analysis, and Interpretation
Chapter 5 Blood Chemistries and Hematology
Chapter 6 Cardiac Assessment
Chapter 7 Imaging the Thorax
Chapter 8 Pulmonary Function Testing
Chapter 9 Interventional Pulmonary Procedures
Chapter 10 Polysomnography
Chapter 11 Nutrition Assessment and Support
Chapter 12 Cardiopulmonary Exercise Assessment
Part 2 Respiratory Therapeutics
Chapter 13 Therapeutic Gases: Manufacture, Storage, and Delivery
Chapter 14 Therapeutic Gases: Management and Administration
Chapter 15 Humidity and Aerosol Therapy
Chapter 16 Airway Clearance and Lung Expansion Therapy
Chapter 17 Airway Management
Chapter 18 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Chapter 19 Mechanical Ventilators: Classification and Principles of Operation
Chapter 20 Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 21 Noninvasive Respiratory Support
Chapter 22 Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
Chapter 23 Extracorporeal Life Support for Respiratory Failure
Chapter 24 Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Chapter 25 Home Respiratory Care
Chapter 26 Disaster Management
Chapter 27 Respiratory Care of the Elderly
Chapter 28 Patient Safety
Part 3 Respiratory Diseases
Chapter 29 Principles of Disease Management
Chapter 30 Patient Education
Chapter 31 Infection Control Principles
Chapter 32 Asthma
Chapter 33 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 34 Interstitial Lung Disease
Chapter 35 Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Chapter 36 Pneumonia
Chapter 37 Cystic Fibrosis
Chapter 38 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Chapter 39 Postoperative Respiratory Care
Chapter 40 Heart Failure
Chapter 41 Trauma
Chapter 42 Burn and Inhalation Injury
Chapter 43 Sepsis
Chapter 44 Neuromuscular Dysfunction
Chapter 45 Sleep-Disordered Breathing
Chapter 46 Perioperative Management of Lung Transplant Recipients
Chapter 47 Lung Cancer
Chapter 48 Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Disorders
Part 4 Applied Sciences for Respiratory Care
Chapter 49 Respiratory Anatomy
Chapter 50 Ventilation and Oxygenation
Chapter 51 Respiratory Mechanics
Chapter 52 Control of Breathing
Chapter 53 Cardiovascular, Renal, and Neural Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 54 Physical Principles
Chapter 55 Chemistry for Respiratory Care
Chapter 56 Respiratory Microbiology
Chapter 57 Respiratory Drugs
Part 5 The Respiratory Care Profession
Chapter 58 History of the Respiratory Care Profession
Chapter 59 Professional Organizations
Chapter 60 Ethics of Healthcare Delivery
Chapter 61 Healthcare Economics
Chapter 62 Respiratory Care Research and Evidence-Based Practice

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