A realistic look at treating respiratory diseases! Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease, 8th Edition gives you a fundamental knowledge and understanding that is required to successfully assess and treat patients with respiratory diseases. Using a unique organization of material, this full-color text is divided into three distinct areas which show you how to first gather clinical data, then formulate assessments, make objective evaluations, identify desired outcomes, design a safe and effective treatment plan, and finally document all steps. With easy-to-follow language and relevant clinical scenarios, you will gain a firm understanding of why certain treatment modalities are applied. New to this edition is a chapter detailing Respiratory Insufficiency in the Patient with Neuro-Respiratory Disease, along with revised content which takes a deeper dive into latest developments, research, and practices and protocols in the treatment of respiratory disease.
- Revised content in the Disease Sections reflect the latest developments, research, and practices and protocols in the treatment of respiratory disease.
- UPDATED! Case studies on Evolve provide realistic examples of the respiratory therapist's role in successful patient care and help you apply text information to clinical assessment and treatment.
- UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical scenarios and critical thinking skills helps students understand the causes of the clinical manifestations activated by specific respiratory disorders.
- UNIQUE! Focus on assessment and Therapist-Driven Protocols (TDPs) emphasizes industry-approved standards of care, providing you with the knowledge and skills to implement these protocols into patient care.
- Overview boxes summarize the clinical manifestations caused by the pathophysiologic mechanisms of each disorder.
- Self-assessment questions at the end of the text help you to personally assess your understanding of chapter material.
- Student-friendly features reinforce learning with chapter outlines, objectives, key terms, and easy-to-follow language.
New to this Edition
- NEW! Chapter Respiratory Insufficiency in the Patient with Neuro-Respiratory Disease outlines the respiratory therapist's role in regard to these protocols.
- NEW! Illustrations in designated chapters ensures you have a visual representation of disease processes, and the latest assessment and treatment procedures.
By Terry Des Jardins, MEd, RRT, Professor Emeritus, Department of Respiratory Care, Parkland College, Champaign, IL and George G. Burton, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAARC, Medical Direcor, Respiratory Services, Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH; Clinical Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH