Neonatal Respiratory Care Handbook is user-friendly, full-color resource illustrating the more common types of procedures that a respiratory therapist, new graduate or an experienced therapist would be expected to perform in the day-to-day operations of a specialized unit for children. This full-color reference is especially appropriate for respiratory students enrolled in a Neonatal/Pediatric class, particularly during their Neonatal and Pediatric rotation; Respiratory Educators and Residents within a pulmonary medicine residency; and Respiratory graduates orienting or completing their orientation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
Neonatal Respiratory Care Handbook looks at the major categories of respiratory illnesses affecting patient populations and reviews the types of equipment appropriate to treat each disease entity. A helpful “how to” guide that therapists will refer to time and time again, this book is simple and straight forward with over 100 tables, photos, and illustrations to demonstrate key points and familiarize the therapist with key procedures and equipment.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
Chapter 2 Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Chapter 3 Asthma
Chapter 4 Chronic Lung Disease of the Newborn
Chapter 5 Cystic Fibrosis
Chapter 6 Upper Airway Inflammatory Diseases
Chapter 7 Bronchiolitis
Chapter 8 Air Leak Syndromes
Chapter 9 Congenital Heart Disease
Chapter 10 Neuromuscular Diseases
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elgloria A. Harrison, MS, RRT-NPS, is an Associate Professor at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health - Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree programs. She is currently the Assistant Chairperson for the Department of Nursing and Allied Health. She earned her Master’s of Science in Health Care Administration at the University of Maryland University College and is professionally trained as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with expertise in Neonatal and Pediatric cardiopulmonary illnesses. Professor Harrison has a 25 year history as a Respiratory Therapist in all aspects of health care, including bedside care and management. She is a Research Infrastructure for Minority Institutes (RIMI) Scholar*. Professor Harrison’s passion has been asthma research in children, particularly between the ages of 0-18. She has traveled to Metera in Tanzania Africa to teach conversational English to the students in Metera Secondary school. She says “It was travel that fed my soul, and it was an awesome experience.”
*The RIMI grant is funded through National Institutes of Health that pair junior faculty at the University of the District of Columbia with senior research faculty at Howard University to enhance research capabilities in the area of Health disparities.