Respiratory Care: Patient Assessment and Care Plan Development

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Nov 26, 2014 - Medical - 496 pages
For all students and clinicians assessing or caring for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders, Respiratory Care: Patient Assessment and Care Plan Development is a must-have resource. As the most comprehensive reference available, it is a guide to the evaluation of the patient, and the development and implementation of an appropriate, evidence-based, respiratory care plan. Respiratory Care: Patient Assessment and Care Plan Development describes the purpose of patient assessment and then guides the reader through the process of the reviewing existing data in the medical record, conducting the patient interview, performing the physical assessment, and finally evaluating the diagnostic studies needed and implementing a respiratory care plan. Bridging the gap between patient assessment and treatment, the reader will learn how to apply assessment skills to the development and implementation of respiratory care plans. Integrated throughout each chapter are Clinical Focus exercises, RC Ins
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Patient Assessment
1
Chapter 2 Development and Implementation of Respiratory Care Plans
23
Chapter 3 Review of the Medical Record
59
Chapter 4 Patient History
87
Chapter 5 Physical Assessment
137
Chapter 6 Assessment of Oxygenation
187
Chapter 7 Assessment of Ventilation
241
Chapter 8 Blood Gas AnalysisHemoximetryand AcidBase Balance
281
Chapter 11 Cardiopulmonary Imaging
427
Chapter 12 Adult Pulmonary Function
503
Chapter 13 Bronchoscopy and Other Diagnostic Studies
543
Chapter 14 Acute and Critical Care Monitoring and Assessment
557
Chapter 15 Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Other SleepRelated Breathing Disorders
593
Chapter 16 Neonatal and Pediatric Assessment
615
Appendix A Patient Assessment and the National Board for Respiratory Care NBRC Examinations1
657
Glossary
663

Chapter 9 Laboratory Studies
347
Chapter 10 Cardiac Assessment and the Electrocardiogram
385

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Professor and Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

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