The most clinically relevant respiratory care equipment textbook on the market, Mosby's Respiratory Care Equipment, 10th Edition employs a "how-to" approach that moves beyond technical descriptions of machinery. Learn to identify equipment, understand how it works, and apply your knowledge to clinical practice with this comprehensive overview of the equipment and techniques used by respiratory therapists to treat cardiopulmonary dysfunction. The 10th edition includes updated information on the latest devices and equipment, which are divided into clearly defined sections including: ventilators, transport, home-care, neonatal and pediatric ventilators, and alternative ventilators. In addition, there's a focus on specific ventilator characteristics such as mode, monitors and displays, alarms and indicators, graphics, special features, and troubleshooting for lesser-used ventilators.
I. Introduction 1. Basic Physics for the Respiratory Therapist 2. Principles of Infection Control 3. Introduction to Ventilators
II. Medical Gases 4. Manufacture, Storage, and Transport of Medical Gases 5. Administering Medical Gases: Regulators, Flowmeters, and Controlling Devices 6. Humidity and Aerosol Therapy
III. Assessment 7. Assessment of Pulmonary Function 8. Assessment of Cardiovascular Function 9. Blood Gas Monitoring
IV. Devices 10. Lung Expansion Devices 11. Mechanical Ventilators: General-Use Devices 12. Infant/Pediatric Ventilators 13. Home-Care, Transport Devices, Alternative Devices
V. Critical Care and Other Therapies 14. Airway Management Devices and ACLS 15. Sleep Diagnostics