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Clinical Manifestations & Assessment of Respiratory Disease, 6e [Paperback]

Terry Des Jardins MEd RRT
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March 10, 2010 0323057276 978-0323057271 6

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.

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Current, comprehensive coverage in an easy-to-read format --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Terry Des Jardins, MEd, RRT; George G. Burton, MD, FACP, FCCP, Medical Director, Respiratory Services, Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 6 edition (March 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323057276
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323057271
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful for Respiratory Pathophysiology April 7, 2007
By Judge
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This is a really good book 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 pathophysiology 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 pathophysiology.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diseases? This is your book! November 30, 2007
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Whatever you're looking for is here. This is a great book, well-organized, easy to search, has very interesting images, I think it's a must for every Respiratory Care Practitioner, I'm going to keep it as a reference forever.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All about the case studies. March 25, 2012
By SlimJim
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You are buying this book because you're probably an RN/RT student. Doesn't matter how I review this book, you have to buy it for school anyways. Regardless, here's my opinion. It's an easy ready... easier than Beachy or Mosby. I feel like it's a bit vague when giving information... doesn't feel text-bookie... feels light on information. Read the case studies, it's all about the case studies in this book. Every chapter is 50% info, 50% case study. It's an interesting layout too. What I mean is... you'll read a scenario, be given questions, then right next to the question is the answer. Nope, don't have to look in the back of the book or log into some publisher website. You're given this large... bookmark thing... that you use to cover the answers if you want to figure it out for yourself before reading the correct answer. It's interesting. Enjoy and good luck with school.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book for respiratory care January 31, 2014
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I like the style of this book, it's simple but informative and really helps we understand the information. would recommend
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent text March 31, 2012
By rick
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I am very pleased with this book. It provides well written and easily understandable information for the Respiratory Therapy student. My classmates and I have had nothing but praise for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars received March 7, 2014
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very quick and efficiant and it did arrive safe and sound. a very informative book and glad to have it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book February 15, 2014
By julie
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If you have a good background in anatomy and physiology you will not have a problem understanding this book. Great read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth every dime! September 11, 2013
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The book is to the point and structured well. Easy to study. Would recommend this book to future respiratory students.
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