Pilbeam s Mechanical Ventilation

Author: J M Cairo
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032332102X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn everything you need to safely and compassionately care for patients requiring ventilator support with Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications, 6th Edition. Known for its simple explanations and in-depth coverage of patient-ventilator management, this evidence-based text walks readers through the most fundamental and advanced concepts surrounding mechanical ventilation and guides them in properly applying these principles to patient care. This new edition features a completely revised chapter on ventilator graphics, additional case studies and clinical scenarios, plus all the reader-friendly features that promote critical thinking and clinical application — like key points, AARC clinical practice guidelines, and critical care concepts — that have helped make this text a household name among respiratory care professionals. UNIQUE! Chapter on ventilator associated pneumonia provides in-depth, comprehensive coverage of this challenging issue. Brief patient case studies list important assessment data and pose a critical thinking question to readers. Critical Care Concepts are presented in short questions to engage readers in applying knowledge to difficult concepts. Clinical scenarios cover patient presentation, assessment data, and treatment options to acquaint readers with different clinical situations. NBRC exam-style assessment questions at the end of each chapter offer practice for the certification exam. Key Point boxes highlight need-to-know information. Logical chapter sequence builds on previously learned concepts and information. Bulleted end-of-chapter summaries help readers to review and assess their comprehension. 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. Chapter outlines show the big picture of each chapter's content. Glossary of mechanical ventilation terminology includes definitions to highlighted key terms in each chapter. NEW! Completely revised chapter on ventilator graphics offers a more practical explanation of ventilator graphics and what readers need to know when looking at abnormal graphics. NEW! Additional case studies and clinical scenarios cover real-life scenarios that highlight the current trends in pathologies in respiratory care.

Mechanical Ventilation

Author: Sindee Kalminson Karpel
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780323032964
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In addition to the learning objectives, review questions, and case studies, this companion Workbook for Mechanical Ventilation now includes a Key Terms Crossword Puzzle, critical thinking questions, NBRC-style questions, and helpful Internet sites for each chapter. The learning objectives from the text are restated to reinforce the basic concepts that students should learn from each chapter. Review questions based on chapter learning assist in student interaction with the textbook. Case studies help students further apply core text information to real-life patient scenarios. NBRC-style questions serve as excellent chapter review tools and help students prepare for the real NBRC exams. Critical thinking questions help students apply and analyze the content they have learned in the text chapter. Key Terms Crossword Puzzles present a new and engaging way for students to learning and link key terms with their definitions. Helpful Internet sites in each chapter further enhance the learning of chapter content.

Workbook for Pilbeam s Mechanical Ventilation

Author: J. M. Cairo
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032332116X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Corresponding to the chapters in Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation, 6th Edition, this workbook helps readers focus their study on the most important information and prepare for the NBRC certification exam. A wide range of exercises includes crossword puzzles, critical thinking questions, NBRC-style multiple-choice questions, case studies, waveform analysis, ventilation data analysis, and fill-in-the-blank and short-answer activities. Close correlation with the Pilbeam's main text supports learning from the textbook. Wide variety of learning exercises — including crossword puzzles, NBRC-style questions, case study exercises, waveform analysis, ventilation date analyses, and numerous question formats — helps readers assess their knowledge and practice areas of weakness. Critical Thinking questions ask readers to solve problems relating to real-life scenarios that may be encountered in practice. NEW! Answer key now appears at the end of the workbook NEW! Graphic exercises appendix from the text is now located in the workbook for convenient access.

Respiratory Disease

Author: Robert L Wilkins
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803620365
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now edited by a pulmonologist, the 3rd edition is still one of the most well-written texts for students learning to understand the assessment and treatment of patients with respiratory disease. Each chapter begins with a background of selected disorders, followed by a case study with questions and answers designed to stimulate critical thinking skills.

Comprehensive Respiratory Therapy Exam Preparation Guide

Author: Craig L. Scanlan
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284152782
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Completely updated to reflect the 2015 NBRC TMC and CSE exams, Comprehensive Respiratory Therapy Exam Preparation Guide, Third Edition is an extensive study guide for respiratory therapy students and who are preparing to take the exam. This up-to-date, comprehensive resource provides a thorough overview of all content covered on the exam, while also providing students with test taking strategies and tips. Please note Navigate 2 Access is not included with the ebook option and can be purchased seperately. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Respiratory Care Sciences An Integrated Approach

Author: William Wojciechowski
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133594778
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Practical, straightforward, and easy to understand, the fifth edition of RESPIRATORY CARE SCIENCES: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH covers the basic mathematical and scientific concepts relevant to the clinical practice of respiratory therapy. This comprehensive book features clear and concise explanations of key physical concepts, along with explicit diagrams that are designed to help readers visualize the material presented. A vast array of updated examples and practice problems with detailed, step by step solutions, foster understanding and assessment of basic scientific theories and help readers avoid common mistakes. With real world examples, new clinical concepts, and coverage consistent with NBRC matrix and AARC guidelines, the fifth edition prepares readers for a successful career in respiratory therapy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Clinical Manifestations Assessment of Respiratory Disease

Author: Terry Des Jardins
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323358977
Format: PDF, Docs
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Get a deeper understanding of respiratory disease with Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease, 7th Edition. This popular, full-color text provides all the necessary tools you need to learn how to gather clinical data, formulate assessments, make objective evaluations, identify desired outcomes, design a safe and effective treatment plan, and document all the steps involved. Using easy-to-follow language and relevant clinical scenarios, this text gives readers a firm understanding of why certain treatment modalities are applied. And with a new chapter on respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation protocol, new information on electronic charting, and numerous updates in treatment and assessment added to nearly all the chapters, this new edition ensures you will be well-versed in all of the new issues affecting respiratory therapy. UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical scenarios and critical thinking skills illustrates the causes of the clinical manifestations activated by specific respiratory disorders. UNIQUE! Focus on assessment and Therapist-Driven Protocols (TDPs) emphasizes industry-approved standards of care, providing readers with the knowledge and skills to implement these protocols into patient care. Case studies provide realistic examples of the respiratory therapist’s role in successful patient care and readers apply text information to clinical assessment and treatment. Self-assessment questions at the end of the text help readers personally assess their understanding of chapter material. Overview boxes summarize the clinical manifestations caused by the pathophysiologic mechanisms of each disorder. Student-friendly features reinforce learning with chapter outlines, objectives, key terms, and easy-to-follow language. NEW! New chapter on respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation protocol outlines the respiratory therapist’s role in regards to these protocols. NEW! New chapters on congenital diaphragmatic hernia and congenital heart disease NEW! Updated content on electronic charting offers the latest guidelines for collecting and recording respiratory assessments and treatment plans using an electronic health record. NEW! The most up-to-date content throughout ensures readers are well-versed in the latest assessment and treatment guidelines for various respiratory illnesses and injuries. NEW! Therapist-driven protocols (TDPs) information is now separated into two chapters to divide content between the basic treatment protocols and the protocols for mechanical ventilation and weaning from the ventilator.

Respiratory Care Exam Review

Author: David H. Persing
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323241514
Format: PDF
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Prepare yourself for the new 2015 NBRC credentialing examination with the most up-to-date review resource! Respiratory Care Exam Review, 4th Edition contains everything you need to review and prepare for the new Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination that closely aligns with the NBRC’s new testing format, including more analysis-type questions. The accompanying Evolve website offers even more review with a practice Therapist Multiple-Choice Exam to familiarize yourself with the computerized exam format. Twenty clinical simulations that reflect the new quantity of simulations on the actual Clinical Simulation Exam (CSE) are also included on the companion website for additional practice on this very difficult portion of the Registry exam. UNIQUE! Clinical simulations on the Evolve companion site reflect the new quantity of simulations (20) and the newly revised length of these simulations on the actual 2015 Clinical Simulation Exam (CSE). Rationales are provided on the Evolve companion site for every question in the practice exam along with the NBRC code for the difficulty level of the question (recall, application, analysis). UNIQUE! Exam notes are highlighted in special boxes to help you streamline your time better by identifying content specific to the credentialing exam. A practice exam reflecting the new TM-CE is included in the back of the text with the answer key and rationales provided on Evolve. Pre-tests with several multiple-choice questions are formatted like those found on the NBRC TM-CE and begin each chapter to help you determine a base of knowledge and content areas of strength and weakness before studying the chapter. Computerized practice exam on the Evolve companion site available in both study (untimed) and exam (timed) modes to provide an additional opportunity to practice and experience the actual NBRC testing environment in a computerized format. Experienced and test-savvy author, Gary Persing, ensures that critical NBRC TM-CE content is covered thoroughly and accurately. Comprehensive, yet straightforward outline format correlates with the updated 2015 NBRC Detailed Content Outline and exam matrix to keep content current. Open-ended post-chapter study questions end each chapter to reinforce information and help you retain the material. NEW! One Therapist Multiple Choice Exam (TM-CE) practice test aligns with the new 2015 NBRC written exam. NEW! Revised resources on Evolve companion site include the following new features: HTML5 formatting for greater flexibility among platforms 9 additional clinical simulations (for a total of 20) with shortened sections to align with the new 2015 NBRC Clinical Simulation Exam (in both study mode and exam mode) One Therapist Multiple Choice Exam (TM-CE) practice exam for both levels of credentialing to closely align with the new testing format Equation tips providing special hints or instructions for common equations Standard normal range guide featuring standard values of various parameters used in respiratory care assessment. NEW! Additional analysis-type questions have been added to the Pre- and Post-Chapter study questions to align with the changes in the matrix content outlines.

Ruppel s Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing

Author: Carl Mottram
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323445608
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Use this authoritative guide as an on-the-job reference - and to prepare for the CPFT and RPFT credentialing examinations! Ruppel's Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing, 11th Edition provides comprehensive coverage of common pulmonary function tests, testing techniques, and the pathophysiology that may be evaluated by each test. It also includes information on equipment, computers, and quality assurance, so you can develop the testing skills you need to find and assess lung abnormalities and conditions including asthma, COPD, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis. Written by Carl Mottram, a well-known expert in pulmonary function procedures, this bestselling guide helps you get accurate test results every time. Entry- and Advanced-Level objectives prepare you for success on the Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist and Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist credentialing examinations, and follow the content guidelines suggested by the CPFT and RPFT exam matrices from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). How To boxes provide step-by-step guidelines to performing pulmonary function tests, taking the guesswork out of completing accurate and result-producing tests. PFT Tips highlight and reinforce the most important Pulmonary Function Testing information in every chapter. Case studies provide problem-solving challenges for common clinical cases, including each case history, PFT testing results, a technologist’s comments, and questions and answers. Convenient study features include key terms, chapter outlines, learning objectives, suggested readings, a glossary, and self-assessment questions. Authoritative, comprehensive resource conveys state-of-the-art information, and eliminates the need to search for information in other sources. Criteria for acceptability and repeatability are included in each test section, as well as interpretive strategies to help you adhere to recognized testing standards. NEW! UPDATED content reflects the latest guidelines, testing procedure recommendations, and interpretive strategies of the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society as well as the newest guidelines for exercise testing from the American Thoracic Society/American College of Chest Physicians. NEW! Practice tests on the Evolve companion website help you apply the knowledge learned in the text. NEW! Summary Points at the end of chapters reinforce important entry-level and advanced-level concepts.