Workbook for Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, 10th Edition

Workbook for Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care

10th Edition

By Robert M. Kacmarek, PhD, RRT, FAARC, Professor of Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Respiratory Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA and Stephen F. Wehrman, RRT, RPFT, AE-C, Professor/Program Director, Respiratory Care Program, Kapi'olani Community College, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI


I. Foundations of Respiratory Care

1. History of Respiratory Care
2. Quality and Evidence-Based Respiratory Care
3. Patient Safety, Communication and Recordkeeping
4. Principles of Infection Control
5. Ethical and Legal Implications of Practice
6. Physical Principles of Respiratory Care
7. Computer Applications in Respiratory Care


II. Applied Anatomy and Physiology

8. The Respiratory System
9. The Cardiovascular System
10. Ventilation
11. Gas Exchange and Transport
12. Solutions, Body Fluids, and Electrolytes
13. Acid-Base Balance
14. Regulation of Breathing


III. Assessment of the Respiratory Care Patient

15. Bedside Assessment of the Patient
16. Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Data
17. Interpreting the Electrocardiogram
18. Analasis and Monitoring of Gas Exchange
19. Pulmonary Function Testing
20. A Synopsis of Thoracic Imaging
21. Nutrition Assessment


IV. Review of Cardiopulmonary Disease

22. Pulmonary Infections
23. Obstructive Lung Disease: COPD, Asthma, and Related Diseases
24. Interstitial Lung Disease
25. Pleural Diseases
26. Pulmonary Vascular Disease
27. Acute Lung Injury, Pulmonary Edema and Multiple System Organ Failure
28. Lung Cance
29. Neuromuscular and Other Diseases of the Chest Wall
30. Disorders of Sleep
31. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Disorders


V. Basic Therapeutics

32. Airway Pharmacology
33. Airway Management
34. Emergency Cardiovascular Life Support
35. Humidity and Bland Aerosol Therapy
36. Aerosol Drug Therapy
37. Storage and Delivery of Medical Gases
38. Medical Gas Therapy
39. Lung Expansion Therapy
40. Bronchial Hygiene Therapy


VI. Acute and Critical Care

41. Respiratory Failure and the Need for Ventilatory Support
42. Mechanical Ventilators
43. Physiology of Ventilatory Support
44. Initiating and Adjusting Ventilatory Support
45. Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
46. Monitoring and Management of the Patient in the Intensive Care Unit
47. Discontinuing Ventilatory Support
48. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care


VII. Preventative and Long-Term Care

49. Patient Education and Health Promotion
50. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
51. Respiratory Care in Alternative Settings