296 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    Respiratory conditions are a leading cause of death and disability and account for a massive proportion of hospital admissions. This comprehensive text provides a detailed overview and discussion of respiratory care, with chapters on assessment, investigations, treatments and a wide range of conditions, as well as anatomy and physiology.

    Taking an inter-professional and patient-focused approach, Respiratory Care is evidence-based and linked to key practice guidelines to enable postgraduate students and professionals to provide the most effective care. Each chapter includes learning outcomes and makes use of case studies to provide an explicit and practical application of the topic to patient care.

    Respiratory Care is essential reading for all nurses and healthcare professionals in respiratory care in hospital or community settings.

    Vanessa Gibson is a Teaching Fellow, and Learning and Teaching Lead at the Department of Healthcare at Northumbria University, UK.

    David Waters is Head of Academic Department, Faculty of Society and Health, Buckinghamshire New University, UK.

    Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology. Respiratory History Taking & Physical Assessment. Respiratory Investigations. Pulse Oximetry and Arterial Blood Gas Analysis. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Asthma. Tuberculosis. Pneumothorax. Occupational Lung Disease. Pneumonia. Lung Cancer. Bronchiectasis. Interstitial Lung Disease. Cystic Fibrosis. Thoracic Surgery. Tracheostomy Care. Oxygen Therapy. Non-Invasive Ventilation. Smoking Cessation. Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Respiratory Conditions. End of Life Care in Relation to Respiratory Conditions.


    Vanessa Gibson, David Waters

    "[T]his is a fairly comprehensive book on respiratory conditions and treatment modalities that should serve as a primer for beginners in the field of respiratory medicine, and would be particularly useful for midlevel
    healthcare professionals."

    Santosh Dhungana, MD(Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine), Doody's December 2017

    This is not just a ''winter concetnl" Respiratory illness is a year-round condition and deserves a closer look and study. 'This is the book that will lead to a better understanding and find how to deal with this disease that
    causes many deaths throughout the year. Within the 282 fact-filled pages, the reader will find detailed information regarding this insidious disease. The reader will find detailed information including: Respiratory anatomy an physiology; Respiratory investigations; Pule oximetry and arterial gas analysis; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Asthma; Tuberculosis; Pleural Conditions; Occupational lung disease; Pneumonia; Lung cancer; Bronchiectasis; Cystic fibrosis; Thoracic surgery; Oxygen therapy; Non-invasive ventilation; Smoking cessation; Pulmonary rehabilitation; and much morel 'This is a detailed and constructive approach to receiving and learning about methods of approaching in a healthy manner to this healthcare challenge.

     - M. G. Pareglan, Publisher