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Essentials of Respiratory Care

Essentials of Respiratory Care
Author: Robert Kacmarek - Steven Dimas
ISBN 13: 9780323027007
ISBN 10: 323027008
Edition: 4
Publisher: Mosby
Publication Date: 2005-01-21
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 704
List Price: $116.00

The new edition of this essential resource covers core areas of respiratory care in a convenient outline format that makes it a great quick-reference guide, a handy review tool for credentialing examinations, and a comprehensive reference guide for clinical practice. Key topics include basic science; anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, and neurological systems; and therapeutic aspects of neonatal, pediatric, and adult respiratory care. Also features extensive coverage of pharmacology and infection control.

  • The convenient outline format breaks information down into manageable bits of information that make it ideal for study, review, and quick reference
  • The comprehensive coverage of key topics — from introductory material through therapeutic care — consolidates the full spectrum of respiratory care into one essential resource

  • Completely updated to reflect the significant advancements in the field of respiratory care
  • Reflects the required core content of the most recent National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) examination matrix, ensuring the most up-to-date competency requirements for certification
  • Features new chapters on ventilatory management for obstructive pulmonary disease, adult respiratory distress syndrome, NIPPV, tracheal gas insufflation, prone positioning, and liquid ventilation
  • A redesigned format provides easier navigation through the text


New edition of a text written entirely in outline form. Best used as a secondary text since some overall understanding is assumed. Useful for review and as a quick reference, covering basic sciences and anatomy and physiology as well as therapeutic aspects of neonatal, pediatric, and adult respiratory care, and pharmacology, microbiology, sterilization, and cleaning. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)