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Time to master the complexities of respiratory care. The newly updated Respiratory Care Made Incredibly Easy! (R), 3rd Edition, explains the essentials with humor, expert guidance, and numerous colorful images.
Offering the essential terms, skills, and equipment how-to's you need to successfully treat the most common respiratory disorders, this down-to-earth guide helps you grasp respiratory physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology in clear and simple language. Prepare for success in the classroom and on the job, with this enjoyable guide to creating positive respiratory outcomes.
Grasp the fundamental concepts, skills, and processes of respiratory care ...
NEW content on the latest respiratory modalities and updated nursing guidelines
Dozens of colorful charts, drawings, and diagrams that make complex respiratory care concepts clear and easy-to-remember
Perfect for visual learners-visually demonstrates anatomy and physiology, the components of treatments and when and how to apply them, and the causes, symptoms, and treatment of obstructive, restrictive, vascular, and neoplastic lung disorders
Ideal reference and review for nursing students, new nurses, and respiratory therapists, with clear, concise direction on areas such as:
Respiratory assessment techniques
Treating infection and inflammation
Assessing and treating traumatic injuries and other respiratory emergencies
Care of patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and end-tidal CO2 monitoring
Recognizing an asthma attack
Preoperative and postoperative care for patients having a thoracotomy or lung transplant
Computed tomography (CT) and x-ray imaging
Chapter features that provide learning aids and on-the-unit support:
Just the facts-quick summary of chapter content
Kids' korner-seasoned guidance on caring for pediatric patients
Clinical pearls-clear-cut explanations of symptoms and disorders, backed by direction and advice on treatment
Advice from the experts-expert input on respiratory care
Home care-helpful guidance on teaching patient self-care
Breath sounds- online access to breath sounds
Nurses Joy and Jake-Practical advice and experienced insights offered throughout
Memory jogger-simple techniques for remembering vital information
About the Clinical Editor
Rose Knapp, DNP, RN, APN-BC, is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Associate Graduate Faculty MSN Program Director and APN Program Coordinator at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey.