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Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care

Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care - 8th edition

Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780323018135

ISBN10: 0323018130

Edition: 8TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 2003
International: No

ISBN13: 9780323018135

ISBN10: 0323018130

Edition: 8TH 03


This comprehensive, student-focused textbook provides the fundamental knowledge that respiratory care students need as they enter the health care field. For more than 30 years, instructors have relied on Egan's for the most accurate, timely information on pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment of neonatal, pediatric, and adult diseases of the chest. Fundamental concepts are addressed in easy-to-follow discussions on respiratory anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, basic therapeutics, and acute and critical care. The 8th edition continues this book's gold-standard tradition with a brand new, full-color design and thoroughly updated content, including new chapters on neonatal and pediatric disorders and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation. It also features new and expanded coverage on smoking cessation, hemodynamic monitoring, stress testing, polysomnography, and more. Instructor resources are available to qualified adopters; contact your sales representative for more information.

Key Features

  • Short, critical-thinking vignettes in each chapter, called Mini Clinis, raise questions and expose students to possible problems they may encounter during actual patient care.
  • Rule of Thumb icons in each chapter highlight rules, formula, and key points that help readers learn concepts important to clinical practice.
  • Excerpts of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), developed by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), give important information regarding indications/contraindications, hazards and complications, assessment of need, assessment of outcome, and monitoring to familiarize readers with using CPGs in the practice setting.
  • Learning Objectives tell readers what is important about each chapter, often paralleling the three areas tested on the NBRC exam: recall, analysis, and application.
  • Therapist-Driven Protocols (TDPs)--decision trees developed by hospitals--help RTs assess a patient, initiate care, and evaluate outcomes.
  • Key terms tell readers what terms will be learned by studying the chapter.
  • Key Point Summaries highlight key content at the end of each chapter in a bulleted section.
  • Current issues related to assessment and treatment of chest diseases are covered, including neonatal, pediatric, and adult diseases of the chest.

New to this Edition

  • New chapters on neonatal & pediatric disorders and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) provide essential information on these important areas.
  • All chapters have been reviewed and rewritten to reflect changes in the field and the most up-to-date material to prepare students for careers as RTs in today's health-care environment, including: an added discussion on smoking cessation (Chapter 44), polysomnography (Chapter 27), and arterial blood gas sampling (Chapter 16).
  • Full color throughout makes the text more reader-friendly and drawing out special features.
  • New illustrations highlight and clarify important concepts discussed the text.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Section I: Foundations of Respiratory Care

1. Quality Respiratory Care
2. Patient Safety, Communication, and Record Keeping
3. Principles of Infection Control
4. Ethical and Legal Implications of Practice
5. Physical Principles of Respiratory Care
6. Computer Applications in Respiratory Care

Section II: Applied Anatomy and Physiology

7. The Respiratory System
8. The Cardiovascular System
9. Ventilation
10. Gas Exchange and Transport
11. Solutions, Body Fluids, and Electrolytes
12. Acid-Base Balance
13. Regulation of Breathing

Section III: Assessment of Respiratory Disorders

14. Bedside Assessment of the Patient
15. Electrocardiogram and Laboratory Assessment
16. Analysis and Monitoring of Gas Exchange
17. Pulmonary Function Testing
18. A Synopsis of Thoracic Imaging: Chest x-ray, CT, and MRI

Section IV: Synopsis of Cardiopulmonary Disease

19. Pulmonary Infections
20. Obstructive Lung Disease: COPD, Asthma, and Related Diseases
21. Interstitial Lung Disease
22. Pleural Diseases
23. Pulmonary Vascular Disease
24. Acute Lung Injury, Pulmonary Edema, and Multiple System Organ Failure
25. Lung Neoplasms
26. Neuromuscular and Other Diseases of the Chest Wall
27. Disorders of Sleep
28. Neonatal and Pediatric Disorders

Section V: Basic Therapeutics

29. Airway Pharmacology
30. Airway Management
31. Emergency Life Support
32. Humidity and Bland Aerosol Therapy
33. Aerosol Drug Therapy
34. Storage and Delivery of Medical Gases
35. Medical Gas Therapy
36. Lung Expansion Therapy
37. Bronchial Hygiene Therapy

Section VI: Acute and Critical Care

38. Respiratory Failure and the Need for Ventilatory Support
39. Ventilatory Modes and Functions
40. Physiology of Ventilatory Support
41. Initiating and Adjusting Ventilatory Support
42. Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
43. Monitoring and Management of the Patient in the ICU
44. Discontinuing Ventilatory Support
45. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
Section VII: Preventative and Long-Term Care
46. Patient Education and Health Promotion
47. Nutritional Aspects of Health and Disease
48. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
49. Respiratory Care in Alternative Settings