Caring for the Ventilator Dependent Child

Author: Laura M. Sterni
Publisher: Humana Press
ISBN: 1493937499
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is an important new resource for clinicians caring for ventilator dependent children, who often have complex health care needs, are supported by advanced technology and are at high-risk of serious complications. Despite the complicated health care needs of children who rely on chronic respiratory support, there are few guidelines and little evidence available to guide the clinicians who care for these patients. This book covers the many aspects involved in the care of these complex children, with input from experts in the fields of pediatric pulmonology, intensive care, ethics, respiratory therapy, and nursing. In depth chapters provide an introduction to the use of chronic invasive and non-invasive ventilation in children and describe and review what is known about methods of delivering ventilator support, care of the chronically ventilated patient in the community , use of chronic ventilator support in patients with disorders commonly leading to respiratory failure and outcomes for patients and their caregivers. This book is intended to be useful not only for pediatric pulmonologists, but also for intensivists, cardiologists, physical medicine/rehabilitation specialists, nurses, respiratory therapists and the primary care physicians involved in the complexities of managing care for this unique group of special needs children.

Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care

Author: Brian K. Walsh
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323292836
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A comprehensive text on respiratory care for neonates, infants, and children, Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care, 4th Edition provides a solid foundation in the assessment and treatment of respiratory care disorders. Clear, full-color coverage emphasizes clinical application of the principles of neonatal/pediatric respiratory care. New to this edition is coverage of the latest advances in clinical practice, a chapter devoted to quality and safety, and summary boxes discussing real-world clinical scenarios. From author Brian Walsh, an experienced educator and respiratory therapist, this text is an excellent study tool for the NBRC’s Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty exam! A comprehensive, evidence-based approach covers all of the major topics of respiratory care for neonates, infants, and children, including both theory and application. Case studies help you master the more difficult areas of care for neonatal and pediatric disorders. Logical, streamlined organization makes it easier for students to master the material and prepare for an entry-level BS degree and the national Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty credentialing exam. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter highlight the "take-aways" by breaking down key content into measurable behaviors, criteria, and conditions. Complete test preparation is provided through coverage of all the content in the matrix for the NPS exam. NBRC exam-style assessment questions test your comprehension of the material in each chapter. Answers to assessment and case study questions are provided on the Evolve companion website. New Quality and Safety chapter addresses quality care for the neonatal/pediatric patient. New Clinical Highlights boxes discuss realistic scenarios to help you apply your knowledge to clinical practice. UPDATED! Over 400 full-color illustrations — plus clear tables and graphs— make it easier to visualize key concepts. New! Key point summary at end of each chapter highlights essential content in a bulleted format. New! Glossary provides easy access to key terms and their definitions. New! Key terms at the beginning of each chapter highlight important terminology.

Pediatric Home Care

Author: Wendy L. Votroubek
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780834208841
Format: PDF
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This revised edition of this successful title acknowledges the changes in the important and growing area of pediatric home care. Instructional aids such as handouts on environmental assessment and skin, wound, and ostomy care enhance the book's usefulness to the practitioner as well as in classroom settings. Extensive revisions to existing chapters and the addition of several new chapters address care of the post-transplant child (lung, liver, heart, kidney, and pancreas), wound care, identifying and handling possible abuse situations in the home, and school nursing concerns, among others.

Respiratory Care Principles and Practice

Author: Assistant Director of Respiratory Care Massachusetts General Hospital Associate Professor of Anesthesia Harvard Medical School Editor-In-Chief Respiratory Care Dean R Hess
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 128409331X
Format: PDF
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With contributions from over 75 of the foremost experts in the field, the third edition represents the very best in clinical and academic expertise. Taught in leading respiratory care programs in the U.S., it continues to be the top choice for instructors and students alike. The Third Edition includes numerous updates and revisions that provide the best foundational knowledge available as well as new, helpful instructor resources and student learning tools. A complete and up-to-date exploration of the technical and professional aspects of respiratory care. With foundations in evidence-based practice, this essential resource reviews respiratory assessment, respiratory therapeutics, respiratory diseases, basic sciences and their application to respiratory care, the respiratory care profession, and much more. With content cross-references the NBRC examination matrices, Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Third Edition is the definitive resource for today s successful RT."

Pilbeam s Mechanical Ventilation E Book

Author: J M Cairo
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323292097
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Applying mechanical ventilation principles to patient care, Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications, 5th Edition helps you provide safe, appropriate, and compassionate care for patients requiring ventilatory support. A focus on evidence-based practice includes the latest techniques and equipment, with complex ventilator principles simplified for optimal learning. This edition adds new case studies and new chapters on ventilator-associated pneumonia and on neonatal and pediatric mechanical ventilation. Starting with the most fundamental concepts and building to the most advanced, expert educator J. M. Cairo presents clear, comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the rapidly evolving field of mechanical ventilation. Excerpts of Clinical Practice Guidelines developed by the AARC (American Association for Respiratory Care) make it easy to access important information regarding indications/contraindications, hazards and complications, assessment of need, assessment of outcome, and monitoring. Case Studies with exercises and Critical Care Concepts address situations that may be encountered during mechanical ventilation. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter help in accurately gauging your comprehension and measuring your progress. Chapter outlines show the "big picture" of each chapter's content. Key terms are listed in the chapter opener, then bolded and defined at their first mention in the text. Key Point boxes highlight need-to-know information. NBRC exam-style assessment questions at the end of each chapter offer practice for the certification exam. NEW Neonatal and Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation chapter covers the latest advances and research relating to young patients. Additional case studies in each chapter present "real-life" scenarios, showing the practical application of newly acquired skills. End-of-chapter summaries help with review and in assessing your comprehension with a bulleted list of key content.

Advances in Respiratory Care of the Newborn An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology E Book

Author: Judy L. Aschner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455747408
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Top authors were selected to write clinical review articles devoted to Advances in Respiratory Care of the Newborn. Articles are devoted to: Effects of chorioamnionitis on lung function and growth; Delivery room respiratory management of the term and preterm infant; CPAP or INSURE for initial respiratory support; Which CPAP is best?; Non-invasive respiratory support; Volume limited and volume targeted ventilation; Weaning from mechanical ventilation; Predictors of bronchopulmonary dysplasia; Brain Injury in Chronically Ventilated Preterm Neonates: Collateral Damage Related to Ventilation Strategy; The Pulmonary Circulation in Respiratory Failure; Novel methods for assessment of right heart structure and function in pulmonary hypertension; Control of oxygenation; Non-invasive monitoring by photoplethysmography; Cell-based strategies to reconstitute lung function in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia; Permissive Hypercapnea; Prevention of BPD with Nitric Oxide; and Aero-digestive pulmonary disorders in the neonate.

Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics

Author: Robert C. Tasker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019960830X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Fully revised for the new edition, this handbook covers all significant aspects of acute and chronic paediatrics. Areas such as neonatology, surgery, genetics and congenital malformations and child protection are covered in a user-friendly and succinct style.

Comprehensive Perinatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care

Author: Kent B. Whitaker
Publisher: Delmar Thomson Learning
ISBN: 9780827373921
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Offering a comprehensive review of information required for those performing respiratory care on newborn or paediatric patients, this text includes disease processes, their treatment and the equipment used, as well as foetal development and monitoring. Important topics such as death and dying, transport, and home care are also discussed. In addition, each chapter includes extensive instructional objectives and a key word list to facilitate comprehension of difficult terms and concepts.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation E Book

Author: Randall L. Braddom
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437735630
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation presents today’s best physiatry knowledge and techniques, ideal for the whole rehabilitation team. This trusted reference delivers the proven science and comprehensive guidance you need to offer every patient maximum pain relief and optimal return to function. In this new edition, Dr. Randall L. Braddom covers current developments in interventional injection procedures, the management of chronic pain, integrative medicine, recent changes in the focus of stroke and brain injury rehabilitation, and much more. Access the complete contents online along with 1000 self-assessment questions at www.expertconsult.com. Gain a clear visual understanding of important concepts thanks to 1400 detailed illustrations—1000 in full color. Find and apply the information you need easily with each chapter carefully edited by Dr. Braddom and his associates for consistency, succinctness, and readability. Access the fully searchable text online at Expert Consult, as well as 1000 self-assessment questions. Master axial and peripheral joint injections through in-depth coverage of the indications for and limitations of these therapies. Make optimal use of ultrasound in diagnosis and treatment. Get a broader perspective on your field from a new chapter on PM&R in the international community.