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Respiratory Care: Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses

Respiratory Care: Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses

Caia Francis

ISBN: 978-1-405-11717-3

Jan 2006, Wiley-Blackwell

244 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Respiratory care is a beginner's guide to care of patients with respiratory illness. It contains evidence-based guidelines to enable students and newly qualified staff to develop the essential clinical skills needed to care for all patients with respiratory disease.

Respiratory Care explores the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, examines assessment of respiratory function, and addresses day-to-day management of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, lung cancer and respiratory infections including TB and pneumonia, in order to improve quality of life.

1. Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology.

2. Asthma.

3. COPD.

4. Nebulisers and Inhalers.

5. Oxygen Therapy.

6. Lung Cancer.

7. Respiratory Infections.

8. Respiratory Assessment

‘This is a portable book and so can be used by the beginning practitioner. The case studies are most helpful in illustrating the nurse's ability to impact the care of the pulmonary patient. The book's goal of providing evidence-based practice for caring for patients with pulmonary disease is met with the inclusion of additional resources and citations.’ Elizabeth McNamara-Aslin, RN, and Douglas Aslin, RRT, Respiratory Care, May 2007
* Contains practical guidelines for effective respiratory care
* Assumes no prior knowledge
* Reviews latest developments in the management of respiratory infections and COPD
* Explores choice of inhalers, oxygen therapy, and assessment of respiratory function
* Incorporates new British Thoracic Society Guidelines on asthma care
* Addresses acute, chronic and community care