Critical Thinking in Respiratory Care

Paperback | July 19, 2001

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A practical guide to the clinical decision-making skills essential for effective respiratory care practice across the continuum of health care. Features actual clinical cases for critical analysis, patient assessment, clinical application, decision-making, and discussion. Also addresses managed care, health care costs, ethics, and alternative site care.

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A practical guide to the clinical decision-making skills essential for effective respiratory care practice across the continuum of health care. Features actual clinical cases for critical analysis, patient assessment, clinical application, decision-making, and discussion. Also addresses managed care, health care costs, ethics, and alte...

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Contemporary and inclusive, Critical Thinking in Respiratory Care features:* Problem-based learning in a variety of real-life clinical cases* Case-based exercises that build skills in patient assessment, critical analysis, therapeutic choice, and knowledge put into action* Systematic strategies for assessing what is known, and what nee...

Format:PaperbackPublished:July 19, 2001Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071344748

ISBN - 13:9780071344746

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Problem-Based Learning

Chapter 2: Critical Thinking in Respiratory Care Practice

Chapter 3: Problem Solving and decision making

Chapter 4: Communication and Negotiation Skills

Chapter 5: Health Care Delivery Systems & Respiratory Care Across the Continuum of Care

Chapter 6: Using and Developing Critical Pathways/Respiratory Care Protocols/Clinical Practice Guidelines

Chapter 7: Patient Assessment and Writing Care Plans

Chapter 8: Ethical and Cost Considerations

Chapter 9: Patient Education

Chapter 10: Time and Resource Management

Chapter 11: Asthma

Chapter 12: Chronic Bronchitis & Emphysema

Chapter 13: Cystic Fibrosis

Chapter 14: Acute Pediatric Upper Airway Emergencies

Chapter 15: Sleep Disordered Breathing

Chapter 16: Pneumonia

Chapter 17: AIDS and Tuberculosis

Chapter 18: Congestive Heart Failure with Pulmonary Edema

Chapter 19: Multiple Trauma with Pulmonary Embolism

Chapter 20: Myocardial Infarction with Shock

Chapter 21: Interstitial Lung Disease

Chapter 22: Respiratory Failure due to Neuromuscular Disease

Chapter 23: Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Chapter 24: Neonatal Respiratory Distress

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The greatest assets of this book are the critical thinking exercises and the patient-centered problems that are distributed throughout the chapters.This is done so well that the second section could stand alone as an extremely valuable resource in the training of respiratory therapists who wish to achieve excellence in their profession.