Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care, 6th Edition

Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care

6th Edition

By Robert L. Wilkins, PhD, RRT, FAARC, Chair and Professor, Department of Respiratory Care, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; James R. Dexter, MD, FACP, FCCP, Associate Clinical Professor, Loma Linda Professor, Redland, CA; and Al Heuer, PhD, MBA, RRT, RPFT


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. NEW! Neurological Assessment of the Respiratory Care Patient

7. Clinical Laboratory Studies

8. Interpretation of Blood Gases

9. Pulmonary Function Testing

10. Clinical Application of the Chest Radiograph

11. Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram

12. Assessment of the Neonatal and Pediatric Patient

13. Assessment of the Older Patient

14. Respiratory Monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit

15. Assessment of Cardiac Output

16. Assessment of Hemodynamic Pressures

17. Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy

18. Nutritional Assessment of Patients with Respiratory Disease

19. Assessment of Sleep and Breathing

20. Assessment of the Home Care Patient

21. Documentation of the Patient Assessment


Appendix

NEW! Procedure Checklists

Glossary