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Foundations of Respiratory Care 2nd Edition

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Part I: ITS SCOPE OF PRACTICE. 1. The History and Scope of Respiratory Care. 2. The Legal and Ethical Practice of Respiratory Care. Part II: THE APPLIED SCIENCES. 3. Applied Physics. 4. Applied Chemistry. 5. Applied Microbiology. 6. Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology. 7. Pharmacology. 8. Obstructive Lung Diseases. 9. Restrictive Lung Diseases. 10. Diffuse Lung Diseases. 11. Cardiovascular Diseases. Part III: ESSENTIAL DIAGNOSTICS. 12. Hx, Assessment & Documentation. 13. Radiologic Examination of the Chest. 14. Fundamental Clinical Laboratory Studies. 15. Arterial Blood Gas Analysis and Non-Invasive Measurements of O2 and CO2. 16. Pulmonary Function Testing. 17. Sleep Medicine: Dx and Tests. 18. Cardiovascular Testing and Hemodynamic Measurements. Part IV: ESSENTIAL THERAPEUTICS. 19. Oxygen and Medical Gas Therapy. 20. Humidity and Aerosol Therapy. 21. Hyperinflation Therapy. 22. Pulmonary Hygiene and CPT. 23. Airway Management. 24. Physiology of Mechanical Ventilation. 25. Mechanics & Modes of Mechanical Ventilation. 26. Initiating, Monitoring & D/C Mech. Ventilation. 27. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation. Part V: LEVELS OF DELIVERY. 28. Neonatal and Pediatric Applications. 29. Geriatric Applications. 30. Emergency Medicine & Rapid Response. 31. Emergency Preparedness. 32. Adult Critical Care. 33. Subacute Care. 34. Long-Term Care. 35. Home Care. 36. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. 37. Patient Transport in Respiratory Care. Part VI: RESPIRATORY CARE: ASSORTED APPLICATIONS. 38. Protecting the Patient and Health Care Provider. 39. Health Promotion. 40. Education: Patient, Professional & Community Management and Computer 41. Applications in Respiratory Care. 42. Management of Respiratory Care Services. 43. Non-Traditional Roles of the RT. Appendix A: Abbreviations. Appendix B: Routes for Entry-Level and Registry-Level Practice. Appendix C: Selected Diagnostic Studies. Appendix D: ABGs: Normal Values. Appendix E: Characteristics of Adventitious Breath Sounds. Glossary. Index.

About the Author

Kenneth A. Wyka has been in the field of respira¬tory care since 1970. He obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, and formal training in respiratory care from the Lenox Hill Hospital School for Respira¬tory Therapy in New York City. In 1972, he founded the respiratory therapy program at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, New Jersey. Since then, he managed the respiratory care department at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, was the director of respiratory clinical education at the Uni¬versity of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, started several pulmonary rehabilitation programs, worked in home care, and began a health-care/respiratory care consulting practice. He is the author of Respiratory Care in Alternate Sites and coauthor of Oakes' Respira¬tory Home Care: An On-Site Reference Guide. In addi¬tion, he has been the president of both the New Jersey and New York Societies for Respiratory Care and has been actively involved in several voluntary health and professional organizations. Currently, Ken is the Center Manager and Respiratory Care Patient Coordinator for Anthem Health Services in Queensbury, New York.

Paul J. Mathews PhD, RRT, FCCM, FCCP, FAARC is Associate Professor of Respiratory Care, School of Allied Health; Associate Professor in Physical Therapy; and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Center on Aging, University of Kansas. He received his respiratory therapy training at Yale-New Haven Medical Center in New Haven, Connecticut. He holds his undergraduate degree from Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Connecticut; a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Hartford in Connecticut; and EdS and PhD degrees from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri. He has published more than 160 articles in various national journals, has authored several books, serves on six editorial boards, and has lectured at many national and international meetings. In 1989, Dr. Mathews was president of the AARC, and, in 1990, he was selected for AARC Life Membership. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and of the American College of Chest Physicians. Currently, he is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

John Rutkowski is the director of Cardiopulmonary Services at Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey, as well as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey. His career in respiratory care includes over 40 years of clinical, managerial, and community outreach experience. He received his respiratory therapy training and certificate from St. Joseph Hospital School of Respiratory Therapy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, along with an A.S. degree from York College of Pennsylvania. He also earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Jersey City State College, an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a master of public administration from Seton Hall University. In addition to his work as a respiratory therapist, he remains active in the American Association for Respiratory Care and its New Jersey affiliate. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and its NJ affiliate, the Association of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey, and has earned the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) credential. Throughout his career, he has been active in the American Lung Association. He is a member of the ALA's Nationwide Assembly, board member, and past chair of the ALA in the Mid-Atlantic, advisory board member and past chair of the ALA in New Jersey, and a member of the Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1248 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 2 edition (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1435469844
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435469846
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.7 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,125,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am an RT student and this was one of our required texts. We were the first class to have this book inflicted on us. Numerous mistakes have been found, by the students! Some of the answers to the review questions at the end of each chapter are nowhere to be found. We are all having a book burning party at the end of the semester. (That is not a joke) Please do not subject yourself to this book! Egans rules!
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Great service; arrived on Sunday which was unexpected, packaging was excellent. It was fun opening the plastic cover for this new book.
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This product was purchased to supplement the online clinical manual by Ruth Buzbee. It was perfect for this purpose. I like the simple way the text reads and is not hard for the students to understand.
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