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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: 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|
|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|
|Infectious Pulmonary Diseases|
|Fungal Diseases of the Lung|
|Pulmonary Vascular Diseases|
|Chest and Pleural Trauma|
|Disorders of The Pleura and of The Chest Wall|
|Environmental Lung Diseases|
|Interstitial Lung Diseases|
|Cancer of the Lung|
|Diffuse Alveolar Disease|
|Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome|
|Neurologic Disorders and 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)|
|Croup Syndrome: Laryngotracheobronchitis and Acute Epiglottis|
|Other Important Topics|
|Smoke Inhalation and Thermal Injuries|
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