RN EXPERT GUIDES RESPIRATORY CARE This title has been archived.

Author: LWW
Affiliation:
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN 10: 1582557071
ISBN 13: 9781582557076
Edition: 1st

Description:

This quick-reference handbook presents the principles and practices of respiratory care in a clear, concise, easy-to-follow bulleted format enhanced by abundant illustrations and tables. Coverage begins with anatomy and physiology, assessment, diagnostic test results, and specific treatments. Subsequent chapters cover infection and inflammation, obstructive disorders, restrictive disorders, vascular lung disorders, traumatic injuries, neoplastic disorders, and emergencies and complications. Recurring icons include Red Flag, Age Pointer, Discharge Teaching, and Up Close. The book also includes an extensive list of important selected references.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • STAFF
  • Contributors and consultants

Anatomy and physiology

  • RESPIRATORY ANATOMY
  • RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY

Assessment

  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT
  • ABNORMAL FINDINGS

Diagnostic tests and procedures

  • BLOOD STUDIES
  • SPUTUM AND PLEURAL FLUID STUDIES
  • ENDOSCOPIC AND IMAGING TESTS
  • BIOPSIES
  • OTHER DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

Treatments

  • DRUG THERAPY
  • IN HALATION THERAPY
  • SURGERY
  • MISCELLANEOUS TREATMENTS

Infection and inflammation

  • BRONCHIECTASIS
  • CROUP
  • EPIGLOTTIDITIS
  • PHARYNGITIS
  • PLEURAL EFFUSION AND EMPYEMA
  • PLEURISY
  • PNEUMONIA
  • SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME
  • SINUSITIS
  • TONSILLITIS
  • TUBERCULOSIS

Obstructive disorders

  • CHRONIC BRONCHITIS
  • CYSTIC FIBROSIS
  • EMPHYSEMA

Restrictive disorders

  • ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME
  • ACUTE RESPIRATORY FAILURE
  • ASBESTOSIS
  • ASTHMA
  • ATELECTASIS
  • IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS
  • RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME
  • SARCOIDOSIS
  • SILICOSIS

Vascular lung disorders

  • COR PULMONALE
  • PULMONARY EDEMA
  • PULMONARY EMBOLISM
  • PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

Traumatic injuries

  • ASPHYXIA
  • CHEST TRAUMA
  • INHALATION INJURY
  • NEAR DROWNING
  • PNEUMOTHORAX

Neoplastic disorders

  • LARYNGEAL CANCER
  • LUNG CANCER
  • MESOTHELIOMAS

Emergencies and complications

  • EMERGENCIES AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION
  • ANAPHYLAXIS
  • BRONCHOSPASM
  • RESPIRATORY ARREST
  • RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION
  • COMPLICATIONS RESPIRATORY ACIDOSIS
  • RESPIRATORY ALKALOSIS

English-Spanish respiratory assessment

  • Aches and pains
  • Confusion, restlessness, and faintness
  • Types of cough
  • Weight gain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Specific activities
  • Inhalers and nebulizers
  • Using oxygen
  • Medical history
  • Past problems
  • Previous exposure
  • Previous tests
  • Known allergies
  • Previous reactions
  • Family history
  • Lifestyle
  • Use of tobacco
  • Sleep patterns
  • Living situation
  • Stress
  • Occupational concerns

Selected references