Higher Education

Case Profiles in Respiratory Care, 2nd Edition

  • William A. French Lakeland Community College, Mentor, Ohio
  • ISBN-10: 0766807770  |  ISBN-13: 9780766807778
  • 240 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1996
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.50



This comprehensive text presents readers with a broad range of cases scenarios in respiratory care that help develop important critical thinking skills in information gathering and decision-making. Readers are exposed to the real-life ethical dilemmas confronting medical workers in today's more technologically advanced health care environment, including treatment of the terminally ill. In addition, readers are exposed to a variety of medical laboratory tests and practices in the different settings they are likely to encounter in respiratory care. This second edition text includes not only the important skills and practices required in respiratory care, but also the challenging dilemmas health care workers face on the job.

Features and Benefits

  • patient cases and simulations develop problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • ethical dilemmas force readers to confront their feelings about important issues and facilitate discussion about the gray areas of medicine
  • covers a wide range of medical laboratory tests, including the tests most often performed, for a comprehensive approach
  • presents a broad range of respiratory care practices, including home care and skilled nursing facilities to expose readers to different working environments

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. CHAPTER ONE: Patient Assessment. CHAPTER TWO: Interpreting Orders. CHAPTER THREE: Recommending Treatment. CHAPTER FOUR: Mechanical Ventilation. CHAPTER FIVE: Ventilator Management. CHAPTER SIX: Clinical Situations. CHAPTER SEVEN: Extended Clinical Situations. CHAPTER EIGHT: Exercises. APPENDIX - RATIONALES: Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5. Chapter 6. Chapter 7. Chapter 8. References.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

William A. French

William A. French, MA, RRT, is the Director of Clinical Education at Lakeland Community College in Mentor, Ohio..