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Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease



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Very Helpful for Respiratory Pathophysiology  April 5, 2011

This is a really good textbook and very easy to understand. The chapters aren't too lengthy, just long enough to give the important aspects of each respiratory disease. I purchased this for my respiratory path physiology class and it covers everything from the etiology, manifestations, symptoms, lab workups, and treatment of all of the major respiratory diseases and syndromes. I highly recommend this book to those who are wanting or needing to know more about respiratory path physiology.

Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


Learn to assess and treat respiratory care disorders! Now in full color, Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease, 6th Edition bridges normal physiology and pathophysiology to provide a solid foundation in recognizing and assessing conditions. Authors Terry Des Jardins and George G. Burton describe how to systematically gather clinical data, formulate an assessment, make an objective evaluation, identify the desired outcome, and design a safe and effective treatment plan, while documenting each step along the way. Unique coverage of Therapist-Driven Protocols (TDPs) prepares you to implement industry-approved standards of care. Unique! Clinical scenarios connect to specific diseases so you can better understand the disease and the treatment modalities used. Unique! A focus on assessment and Therapist-Driven Protocols (TDPs) emphasizes industry-approved standards of care, providing you with the knowledge and skills to implement these protocols into patient care. Case studies help in applying information to assessment and treatment. Overview boxes summarize the clinical manifestations caused by the pathophysiologic mechanisms of each disorder. End-of-chapter questions include multiple-choice, short answer, matching, and case studies to test knowledge and understanding, pointing out areas that might require further study. A glossary of key terms with definitions is included in the back of the book. Appendices offer easy access to information such as calculations, symbols, medications, and measurements, plus answers to selected case studies. A unique full-color design enhances content and shows realistic examples of diseases and conditions.Student-friendly features reinforce learning with chapter outlines, objectives, and key terms.A consistent presentation of disease information shows background, treatment, and assessment for each condition so you learn the material in a clear, cohesive manner.Over 15 additional case studies with answers are added to the companion Evolve website.

Table of Contents

Assessment of Respiratory Disease
Clinical Data Obtained at the Patient's Bedside
The Patient Interview
The Physical Examination and Its Basis in Physiology
Clinical Data Obtained from Laboratory Tests and Special Procedures
Pulmonary Function Study Assessments
Arterial Blood Gas Assessments
Oxygenation Assessments
Cardiovascular System Assessments
Radiologic Examination of the Chest
Other Important Tests and Procedures
The Therapist-Driven Protocol Program - The Essentials
The Therapist-Driven Protocol Program and the Role of the Respiratory Therapist
Recording Skills: The Basis for Data Collection, Organization, Assessment Skills, and Treatment Plans
Obstructive Airway Diseases
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Bronchitis, and Emphysema
Cystic Fibrosis
Infectious Pulmonary Diseases
Lung Abscess
Fungal Diseases of the Lung
Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary Embolism
Chest and Pleural Trauma
Flail Chest
Disorders of The Pleura and of The Chest Wall
Pleural Diseases
Environmental Lung Diseases
Interstitial Lung Diseases
Neoplastic Disease
Cancer of the Lung
Diffuse Alveolar Disease
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Neurologic Disorders and Sleep Apnea
Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Myasthenia Gravis
Sleep Apnea
Newborn and Early Childhood Respiratory Disorders
Clinical Manifestations Common with Newborn and Early Childhood Respiratory Disorders
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn
Idiopathic (Infant) Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Pulmonary Air Leak Syndromes
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Bronchiolitis or Pneumonitis)
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Diaphragmatic Hernia
Croup Syndrome: Laryngotracheobronchitis and Acute Epiglottis
Other Important Topics
Near Drowning
Smoke Inhalation and Thermal Injuries
Postoperative Atelectasis
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