Respiratory Care Clinical Competency Lab Manual

  • ID: 3683763
  • Book
  • 720 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Respiratory Care Clinical Competency Lab Manual provides the practical skills needed to apply classroom theory to clinical practice. This text has the flexibility to be used in conjunction with all other respiratory care titles, as well as in other disciplines that require competencies in respiratory therapy. With detailed, step-by-step procedures, supporting procedural illustrations, hands-on lab exercises, case studies, and critical thinking questions, this text helps you understand and apply theoretical knowledge by demonstrating specific skills. Procedural competency evaluation forms help you to assess your progress and performance of specific procedures.

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Section 1: Foundations for Clinical Practice

- Quality and Evidence-Based Respiratory Care

- Patient Safety, Communication and Medical Records

- Principles of Infection Control

- Patient Assessment

- Preparing for Clinical Rotations

Section 2: Interpreting Data Relating to Patient Care

- Interpreting Clinical Lab Data

- ECG Interpretation

- Hemodynamic Monitoring

- Analysis, Sampling and Monitoring of Gas Exchange

- Pulmonary Function Testing

- Chest X-Ray and Imaging Interpretation

Section 3: Basic Therapeutics

- Airway Management

- Emergency Life Support

- Humidity and Bland Aerosol Therapy

- Storage and Delivery of Medical Gases

- Medical Gas Therapy

- Lung Expansion Therapy

Section 4: Pulmonary Pharmacology

- Airway Pharmacology

- Delivery Devices

Section 5: Critical Care Environment

- Mechanical Ventilators

- Noninvasive Ventilatory Support

- Invasive Ventilatory Support

- Monitoring and Management of the ICU Patient

- Venous Access

- Discontinuing Ventilatory Support

Section 6: Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care

- Respiratory Care of Neonatal and Pediatric Patients

Section 7: Additional Settings and Opportunities for Respiratory Care

- Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

- Polysomnography

- Home Care and Transport

Section 8: Preparing to Enter the Respiratory Care Profession

- Interviewing and Preparing to Enter the Respiratory Care Profession

Lab Activities

Procedural Assessment Forms

Answer Key to Lab Activities and Review Questions

Appendix A: Normal/Common Values

Appendix B: AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Glossary
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Hinski, Sandra T Faculty
Respiratory Care Division
Gateway Community College
Phoenix, Arizona.
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