This book combines the theoretical knowledge and psychomotor skills required to perform the required to practice the art and science of respiratory care. Other books only present the psychomotor aspects of a skill or procedure (monkey see monkey do). This is the only text that integrates the theory knowledge and the practical skills in one concise manual. By combining both aspects of procedural performance, indications, contraindications, assessment and outcomes may be more thoroughly emphasized. The inclusion of the American Association for Respiratory Care Clinical Practice Guidelines lends credibility to this approach. The clinical practice guidelines emphasize the importance of assessment of need, contraindications, hazards/complications, monitoring and outcomes assessment. Simply providing a "cook book" approach to a skill or procedure negates the importance of the theory required to perform adequate assessment and document outcomes of a given therapeutic intervention.
Table of Contents
SECTION I - Patient Assessment. Chapter 1 - Basics of Asepsis. Chapter 2 - Vital Signs and Breath Sounds. Chapter 3- Advanced Patient Assessment. Chapter 4 - Radiological Assessment Chapter 5- Pulmonary Function Testing. Chapter 6- Electrocardiography. Chapter 7- Phlebotomy. Chapter 8 - Arterial Blood Gas Sampling. Chapter 9 - Hemodynamic Monitoring. Chapter 10 - Noninvasive Monitoring. Chapter 11 - Documentation and Goals Assessment. SECTION II - Therapeutics. Chapter 12 - Oxygen Supply Systems. Chapter 13 - Oxygen Administration. Chapter 14 - Introduction to Respiratory Care Pharmacology. Chapter 15 - Humidity and Aerosol Therapy. Chapter 16 - Bronchial Hygiene Therapy. Chapter 17 - Hyperinflation Therapy. Chapter 18 - Bronchoscopy Assisting. Chapter 19 - Equipment Processing and Surveillance. SECTION III - Emergency Management. Chapter 20 - Emergency Airway Management. Chapter 21 - Artificial Airway Care. Chapter 22 - Chest TubesDrainage Systems. Chapter 23 - IV Insertion and Maintenance. Chapter 24 - Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping. SECTION IV - Ventilation. Chapter 25 - Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation. Chapter 26 - Continuous Mechanical Ventilation. Chapter 27 - Special Ventilatory Procedures. Chapter 28 - Waveform Analysis. Chapter 29 - Newborn Mechanical Ventilation