Egan` Fundamentals of Respiratory Care

Donald F. Egan, Revised by Craig L. Scanlan, Revised by Etc.

Egans Fundamentals of Respiratory Care is a comprehensive text that gives students the strong background they need to succeed in the field of respiratory care. Students need to have a thorough understanding of the role of respiratory care practitioners (RCPs), scientific bases for treatment, and clinical application. Egans provides excellent coverage of each of these areas and, through 8 sections and 47 chapters, progresses from the foundations of respiratory care to applied anatomy and physiology, assessment, discussion of specific respiratory illnesses, basic therapy, acute and critical care, and preventive and long term care. Special features have been designed with the student in mind and include outlines, learning objectives, key terms, Rules of Thumb, and bulleted key points. To improve students clinical skills application, Mini-Clinis are also included in each chapter. CPGs and TDPs are included in appropriate chapters to help familiarize students with the use of patient care guidelines and decision trees. Features: * Dynamic new author team and new contributors. * New, reader-friendly design with more than 100 new illustrations. * New, chapters on ECG and lab assessment, nutrition and sleep disorders. * Provides clinical practice guidelines summaries of CPGs give students vital information about accepted standards.