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Equipment Theory for Respiratory Care, 5th Edition

  • Gary White, MEd, RRT, CPFT Spokane Community College, Spokane, Washington
  • ISBN-10: 1439059594  |  ISBN-13: 9781439059593
  • 768 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 1999, 1996
  • © 2015 | Published
  • List Price = $ 207.95
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About

Overview

The fifth edition of Equipment Theory for Respiratory Care employs a comprehensive, competency-based approach to describe the equipment and latest technology used in the respiratory care setting. With an approachable style, the book covers the practice of respiratory theory, including: the administration of oxygen and oxygen mixtures by various devices and appliances; the application of mechanical ventilators to assist or control breathing; management of emergency airways; and applications of ventilators for various populations: neonatal, home care, and transport. Additionally, universal algorithms, an enhanced art program, and Clinical Corner problems round out this new edition.

Features and Benefits

  • Learning objectives and self-assessment quizzes at the NBRC level more support in the classroom with updated instructor resources.
  • AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines printed near relevant text discussion present real-world application of topics.
  • Includes the latest technology and equipment available to Respiratory Care Therapists.
  • Algorithms and troubleshooting boxes help develop a systematic method of problem solving, regardless of the brand of equipment.
  • The workbook provides numerous practice questions and additional math and Clinical Corner problems to reinforce chapter content.

Table of Contents

1. Medical Gas Supply Equipment.
2. Medical Gas Therapy Equipment.
3. Humidity and Aerosol Therapy Equipment.
4. Hyperinflation Therapy Equipment.
5. Airway Management Equipment.
6. Physiological Measurement and Monitoring Devices.
7. Mechanical Ventilator Theory and Classification.
8. Ventilators with Flow and Pressure Control Variables.
9. Pediatric and Neonatal Ventilators.
10. Non-Invasive, Homecare and Transport Ventilators.
11. High Frequency Mechanical Ventilators.

What's New

  • Full-color, making the abundant illustrations more engaging and user-friendly.
  • Updated equipment to the latest models on the market.
  • Added discussion of the following concepts: high-flow nasal cannula therapy and body plethysmography
  • Includes discussion of normal physiology of ventilation and a complete and thorough discussion of various modes of ventilation.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

Would Require for all instrumentation courses and as a reference for all future courses related to equipment and instrumentation. We recently switched from Mosby to White and the student response has been excellent. Our students find the text readable with excellent figures.

— S. Gregory Marshall, Texas State University

As a long-time user, I am very happy to teach out of the text and find it to be the best book in it's category that I have seen.

— Charles Graham, Apollo College - Las Vegas

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1439059586 | ISBN-13: 9781439059586)

The workbook is designed to help you retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are a review of key terms and definitions and a wide variety of activites correlated to the chapter objectives. The focus is to help the learner to apply concepts and hone problem solving skills.

List Price = $88.95  | CengageBrain Price = $88.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.75

Student Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1439059586 | ISBN-13: 9781439059586)

The workbook is designed to help you retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are a review of key terms and definitions and a wide variety of activites correlated to the chapter objectives. The focus is to help the learner to apply concepts and hone problem solving skills.

List Price = $88.95  | CengageBrain Price = $88.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Gary White, MEd, RRT, CPFT

Gary White is the Director of Clinical Education at Spokane Community College in Spokane Washington.