Comprehensive Perinatal & Pediatric Respiratory Care (Comprehensive Perinatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care)

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9780766813731: Comprehensive Perinatal & Pediatric Respiratory Care (Comprehensive Perinatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care)

This updated textbook offers a detailed discussion of respiratory care for the newborn and child. It begins with a comprehensive presentation of fetal development of the cardiopulmonary system. Subsequent units cover respiratory care of neonatal and pediatric patients, as well as causes and care of respiratory illnesses. A section devoted to ventilation and oxygenation includes information on new equipment. Important topics such as the care of parents and home care, as well as ten clinical case studies, supplement the main text. Key Features: Corresponds with the new NBRC content outline for the perinatal/pediatric specialty exam New section on specialty medical gases Practice questions, laboratory exercises, and checklists now located in the book to improve understanding Information on conventional and non-conventional ventilators Ten clinical case studies support application of content from the main text. Supplements Instructor's Manual 0-7668-1374-6

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Kent Whitaker is an assistant professor at Idaho State University in the Physician Assistant Program. He was formerly an instructor of Respiratory Therapy at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Mr. Whitaker is a certified Physician's Assistant and holds a Masters in Education degree.

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Unit One: Development and Care of the Fetus: Conception to Birth. Chapter 1: Embryologic Development of the Cardiopulmonary System. Chapter 2: Assessment of Fetal Growth and Development. Chapter 3: Labor, Delivery, and Physiologic Changes After Birth. Unit Two: Care of the Neonatal and Pediatric Patient. Chapter 4: Techniques of Resuscitation and Stabilization. Chapter 5: Assessment of the Neonatal and Pediatric Patient. Chapter 6: Respiratory Care Procedures. Chapter 7: General Considerations of Continuing Care. Chapter 8: Pharmacology in Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care. Chapter 9: Assessment of Oxygenation and Ventilation. Unit Three: Causes and Care of Illness in Perinatal and Pediatric patients. Chapter 10: Perinatal Lung Disease and Other Problems of Prematurity. Chapter 11: Causes of Persistent Perinatal Illness. Chapter 12: Pediatric Diseases Requiring Respiratory Care. Chapter 13: Interpretation of Chest X-Rays. Unit Four: Management of Ventilation and Oxygenation. Chapter 14: Concepts of Mechanical Ventilation. Chapter 15: Conventional Methods of Mechanical Ventilation. Chapter 16: Common Ventilators and Monitors. Chapter 17: Special Procedures and Nonconventional Ventilatory Techniques. Unit Five: Transport, Home Care, and Care of the Parents. Chapter 18: Perinatal Transport. Chapter 19: Home Care. Chapter 20: Care of the Parents. Chapter 21: Clinical Case Studies. Glossary. Index. Special Examination Study Guide.

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