Wilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care, 7th Edition

Wilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care

7th Edition

By Al Heuer, PhD, MBA, RRT, RPFT, Associate Professor and Program Director, Respiratory Care Program, School o fHealth Related Professions, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey


1. Preparing for the Patient Encounter

2. The Medical History and the Interview

3. Cardiopulmonary Symptoms

4. Vital Signs

5. Fundamentals of Physical Examination

6. Neurologic Assessment

7. Clinical Laboratory Studies

8. Interpretation of Blood Gases

9. Pulmonary Function Testing

10. Chest Imaging

11. Electrocardiography

12. Neonatal and Pediatric Assessment

13. Older Patient Assessment

14. Monitoring in Critical Care

15. Vascular Pressure Monitoring

16. Cardiac Output Measurement

17. Bronchoscopy

18. Nutritional Assessment

19. Sleep and Breathing Assessment

20. Home Care Patient Assessment

21. Documentation

Appendix A: Answer Key

Glossary