Summary: .A revision of the third edition, this book is used in a required first semester course in Respiratory Therapy programs. It covers the practice of respiratory theory, including the administration of oxygen and oxygen mixtures by various devices and appliances; the application of mechanical ventilators to assist or control breathing; the maintenance of clear airways by humidification; the administration of drugs by inhalation; the assistance with cardiopulmonary resu ...show morescitation; the monitoring of heart and lung function of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit; and the education of patients in the rehabilitation clinic. New to this Edition: New equipment covered. New ECM PowerPoint, Image Library, electronic IML, CTB, and conversion grid from Mosby/Elsevier title to White Using universal algorithms and troubleshooting boxes instead of brand-specific ones New information on emerging roles and specialties for Respiratory Therapists Addition of AARC clinical practice guidelines in appendix. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 4TH 05
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