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
Chapter 1-Anatomy and physiology Chapter 2-Assessment Chapter 3-Diagnostic tests and procedures Chapter 4-Treatments Chapter 5-Infection and inflammation Chapter 6-Obstructive disorders Chapter 7-Restrictive disorders Chapter 8-Vascular lung disorders Chapter 9-Traumatic injuries Chapter 10-Neoplastic disorders Chapter 11-Emergencies and complications Selected references English-Spanish respiratory assessment Index