Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease,
Edition 8
By Terry Des Jardins, MEd, RRT and George G. Burton, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAARC

Publication Date: 12 Mar 2019

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.

Key Features

  • 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 Features

  • NEW! Respiratory Insufficiency in the Patient with Neuro-Respiratory Disease chapter 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.
About the author
By Terry Des Jardins, MEd, RRT, Director, Professor Emeritus, Department of Respiratory Care, Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois.; George G. Burton, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAARC, Associate Dean for Medical Affairs, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, Ohio and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio.
Table of Contents

PART 1:  Assessment of Cardiopulmonary Disease
SECTION I:  Bedside Diagnosis

1. The Patient Interview
2. The Physical Examination
3. The Pathophysiologic Basis for Common Clinical Manifestations


4. Pulmonary Function Testing 
5. Blood Gas Assessment
6. Assessment of Oxygenation
7. Assessment of the Cardiovascular System 
8. Radiologic Examination of the Chest
9. Other Important Tests and Procedures


10.  The Therapist-Driven Protocol Program
11.  Respiratory Insufficiency, Respiratory Failure and Ventilatory Management Protocols
12.  Recording Skills and Intra-Professional Communication

PART II:  Obstructive Lung Disease

13.  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema   
14.  Asthma
15.  Cystic Fibrosis
16.  Bronchiectasis

PART III:  Loss of Alveolar Volume

17.  Atelectasis

PART IV:  Infectious Pulmonary Disease

18. Pneumonia, Lung Abscess Formation and Important Fungal Diseases
19. Tuberculosis

PART V:  Pulmonary Vascular Disease

20.  Pulmonary Edema
21.  Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Pulmonary Embolism and Pulmonary Hypertension 

PART VI:  Chest and Pleural Trauma

22.  Flail Chest
23.  Pneumothorax

PART VII:  Disorders of the Pleura and of the Chest Wall

24.  Pleural Effusion and Empyema
25.  Kyphoscoliosis

PART VIII:  Lung Cancer

26. Cancer of the Lung: Prevention and Palliation

PART IX:  Environmental Lung Diseases 

27. Interstitial Lung Diseases

PART X:  Diffuse Alveolar Disease

28. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

PART XI:  Neuro-Respiratory Disorders

29.  Guillain-Barre Syndrome
30.  Myasthenia Gravis
31.  Respiratory Insufficiency in the Patient with Neuro-Respiratory Disease

PART XII:  Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

32. Sleep Apnea

PART XIII:  Newborn and Early Childhood Cardiopulmonary Disorders

33. The Newborn Disorders
34. Pediatric Assessment, Protocols, and PALS Management
35. Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
36. Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn
37. Respiratory Distress Syndrome
38. Pulmonary Air Leak Syndrome
39. Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (Bronchiolitis)
40. Chronic Lung Disease of Infancy
41. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
42. Congenital Heart Disease
43. Croup and Croup-like Syndromes:  Laryngotracheobronchitis, Bacterial Tracheitis and Acute Epiglottitis

PART XIV:  Other Important Topics

44. Near Drowning/Wet Drowning

45. Smoke Inhalation, Thermal Injuries, and Carbon Monoxide IntoxicationTentative (based on current edition)

Appendix I
Symbols and Abbreviations Commonly Used in Respiratory Physiology
Appendix II
Agents Used to Treat Bronchospasm and Airway Inflammation
Appendix III
Appendix IV
Antifungal Agents
Appendix V
Mucolytic and Expectorant Agents
Appendix VI
Positive Inotropes and Vasopressors
Appendix VII
Diuretic Agents
Appendix VIII
The Ideal Alveolar Gas Equation
Appendix IX
Physiologic Dead Space Calculation
Appendix X
Units of Measure
Appendix XI
Poiseuille’s Law
Appendix XII
PCO2/HCO3_/pH Nomogram
Appendix XIII
Calculated Hemodynamic Measurements
Appendix XIV
DuBois Body Surface Area Chart
Appendix XV
Cardiopulmonary Profile
Appendix XVI
Answers to Self-Assessment Questions


Book details
ISBN: 9780323553698
Page Count: 673
Illustrations : 467 illustrations (467 in full color)
Retail Price : £98.99
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