Respiratory Care Anatomy and Physiology,
Edition 5 Foundations for Clinical Practice
By Will Beachey, PhD, RRT, FAARC

Publication Date: 11 Aug 2022

Gain the solid foundation in A&P that you need to provide effective respiratory care! Respiratory Care Anatomy and Physiology, 5th Edition provides an in-depth understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of the lungs, heart, vascular system, and kidneys. It connects theory with practice, showing how physiological principles guide the selection and use of diagnostic, therapeutic, and monitoring procedures. New to this edition are clinical scenarios for issues such as vaping and the addiction pathway. Written by noted educator Will Beachey, this book uses a body systems approach and a unique clinical focus to help you think like a clinician and succeed as a respiratory care professional.

Key Features

  • Clinical Focus boxes relate the material to real-life situations in health care, showing the practical importance of understanding physiological concepts.
  • Concept Questions stimulate critical thinking in a clinical context with open-ended, self-assessment questions.
  • Chapter outlines, learning objectives, key terms, and bulleted Points to Remember highlight the most important concepts and ideas in each chapter.
  • Appendixes make it easy to locate symbols and abbreviations, units of measurement, equation derivations, and a Dubois body surface area chart.

New Features

  • NEW! Clinical Focus scenarios are all revised and updated, and new scenarios are added on topics including the effects of electronic nicotine devices (vaping) on the lung, the addiction pathway and the counseling role of the respiratory therapist, pulse CO oximeter use at the bedside, non-invasive assessment of the oxygenation deficit (A-a O2 difference), early prone positioning of the non-intubated patient with COVID-19, and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).
  • NEW! Updated Physiological Basis for Oxygenation and Mechanical Ventilation Strategies chapter covers pathophysiology and supportive care of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) ARDS and the concepts of stress, strain, driving pressure, and the mechanical power of ventilation as they relate to the prevention of ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI).
  • NEW! Updated GINA 2020 asthma guidelines address the use of a long-acting beta agonist (LABA)-inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) combination in emergency rescue situations.
  • NEW! Updated coverage of phrenic nerve stimulation examines the obtaining of transdiaphragmatic twitch pressure (Pditw) in the assessment of ventilatory fatigue.
About the author
By Will Beachey, PhD, RRT, FAARC, St. Alexius Medical Center and University of Mary Bismarck, North Dakota
Table of Contents
SECTION ONE The Respiratory System
1 The Airways and Alveoli
2 The Lungs and Chest Wall
3 Mechanics of Ventilation
4 Ventilation
5 Pulmonary Function Measurements
6 Pulmonary Blood Flow
7 Gas Diffusion
8 Oxygen Equilibrium and Transport
9 Carbon Dioxide Equilibrium and Transport
10 Acid–Base Regulation
11 Control of Ventilation
12 Ventilation–Perfusion Relationships
13 Clinical Assessment of Acid–Base and Oxygenation Status
14 Physiological Basis for Mechanical Ventilation Strategies in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
15 Physiology of Sleep-Disordered Breathing
16 Fetal and Newborn Cardiopulmonary Physiology
SECTION TWO The Cardiovascular System
17 Functional Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System Heart
18 Cardiac Electrophysiology
19 The Electrocardiogram and Cardiac Arrhythmias in Adults
20 Control of Cardiac Output and Hemodynamic Measurements
SECTION THREE The Renal System
21 Filtration, Urine Formation, and Fluid Regulation
22 Electrolyte and Acid–Base Regulation
23 Cardiopulmonary Response to Exercise in Health and Disease
24 Effects of Aging on the Cardiopulmonary System
Appendix I Symbols and Abbreviations Used in Cardiopulmonary Physiology
Appendix II Units of Measurement
Appendix III Equation Derivations
Appendix IV Dubois Body Surface Area Chart
Book details
ISBN: 9780323757034
Page Count: 456
Retail Price : £69.99
Instructor Resources

•Respiratory care students: Total domestic annual enrollment is 27,600 for both 2- and 4-year RT programs.

•Practicing respiratory therapists: Total number of domestic practicing respiratory therapists is 130,000.

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