Master the equipment, devices, and techniques used in respiratory therapy! Mosby's Respiratory Care Equipment, 11th Edition provides a comprehensive guide to treating patients with cardiopulmonary dysfunction. Using a how-to approach, this text helps you learn to identify and select equipment, understand its operation, and apply your knowledge to clinical practice. It also discusses assessment, testing, protocols, and troubleshooting of the devices used in airway management. Written by noted educator J. M. Cairo and a team of expert contributors, this leading text provides the skills that will help you breathe easier as you prepare for NBRC examinations.
New to this edition
NEW! Updated clinical scenarios are added throughout the text, which incorporate clinical practice guidelines (AARC, AECC, CCM) and reflect NBRC exam outlines.
NEW! Updated end-of-chapter questions include additional clinical data, which also incorporate clinical practice guidelines (AARC, AECC, CCM) and reflect NBRC exam outlines.
NEW! Coverage of infant and pediatric ventilators is now included in the Mechanical Ventilators: General Use Devices chapter.
NEW! Updated Transport, Home Care, and Noninvasive Devices chapter includes the use of mechanical ventilators in alternative sites, e.g., air transport and long-term acute care (LTAC) facilities.
Table of Contents:
SECTION I Introduction
Basic Physics for Clinicians
Principles of Infection Control
SECTION II Medical Gases
Manufacture, Storage, and Transport of Medical Gases
Administering Medical Gases: Regulators, Flowmeters, and Controlling Devices
SECTION III Airway Management
Airway Management Devices and Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Humidity and Aerosol Therapy
Lung Expansion Therapy and Airway Clearance Devices
SECTION IV Assessment
Assessment of Pulmonary Function
Assessment of Cardiovascular Function
Blood Gas Monitoring
SECTION V Critical Care and Extended Care Devices
Introduction to Ventilators
Mechanical Ventilators: Ventilators used in Adult, Pediatric, and Neonatal Critical Care
Transport, Home Care, and Noninvasive Ventilatory Devices
Special Techniques in Respiratory Care Patient Management
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