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Title Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing / edited by Terry Robinson, Jane E. Scullion.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.

Series Oxford handbooks in nursing
Oxford handbooks in nursing.
Subject Respiratory organs -- Diseases -- Nursing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Respiratory Tract Diseases.
Alt Name Robinson, Terry.
Scullion, Jane E.
Add Title Handbook of Respiratory Nursing
Respiratory Nursing
Series Oxford handbooks in nursing
Oxford handbooks in nursing.
Subject Respiratory organs -- Diseases -- Nursing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Respiratory Tract Diseases.
Alt Name Robinson, Terry.
Scullion, Jane E.
Add Title Handbook of Respiratory Nursing
Respiratory Nursing
Description 1 online resource (xxx, 654 pages) : illustrations
Handbook
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This handbook gives a systematic account of the main respiratory diseases in adults, covering assessment, diagnosis and nursing management. It highlights the multiple needs of respiratory patients - not only the physical requirements but also psychosocial needs, including palliative care and end of life issues.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Contents 1 Introduction; Overview and causes of respiratory diseases; Mortality and morbidity; Costs of respiratory disease; 2 Why work in respiratory nursing?; A career in respiratory medicine or thoracic surgery?; Desirable qualities for a respiratory nurse; How do I become a respiratory nurse?; What are the current job prospects?; 3 Anatomy and physiology; Introduction; Overall view of the respiratory tract; Airway structure; What happens during 'a breath'?; Control of airway calibre; 4 Respiratory assessment; Introduction; The consultation; History taking 1; History taking 2.
Symptoms of upper respiratory tract diseaseNon-specific and extra-pulmonary symptoms; Breathlessness 1; Breathlessness 2; Cough; Sputum; Haemoptysis; Chest pain; Respiratory examination; General inspection; Examination of the hands and limbs; Examination of the head and neck; Palpation; Percussion; Auscultation; Abnormal breath sounds; Completing the respiratory assessment; 5 Respiratory investigations; Introduction; Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR); Performing the PEFR test; Spirometry; Vital capacity; Interpretation of results; Combined obstruction and restriction; Flow volume graphs.
Reversibility testingSuitability of patients spirometry; Types of spirometers; Standardization; Respiratory function tests; Exercise testing; Breathlessness rating; Body mass index (BMI); Arterial blood gas (ABG); Compensation; Arterial blood sample; Capillary blood samples; Pulse oximetry; Blood tests; Radiological investigations; Evaluating chest-X-rays; Computed tomography (CT) scan; Magnetic resonant imaging (MRI); Bronchoscopy; Skin-prick testing; Sputum samples; 6 Acute respiratory distress syndrome; Definition; Incidence; Aetiology; Pathophysiology; Treatment and general management.
PrognosisNursing care; Further reading; 7 Asthma and allergies; Introduction; Asthma: a definition; Pathophysiology; Allergen exposure: early and late phase asthma responses; Asthma classification; Occupational asthma; Risk factors for the development of asthma; Trigger factors for asthma; Inhaled allergens as triggers for asthma; Other triggers for asthma; Incidence and epidemiology of asthma; Morbidity and mortality; Assessment of the asthma patient; Asthma severity; Treatment and management of chronic asthma; Assessment of acute asthma; Managing acute astham-adults.
Managing acute asthma-childrenDischarge planning; Asthma management in pregnancy; Patient education; Asthma in pregnancy; Asthma action plans; Compliance, concordance and adherence; Health beliefs; Patient-centred consultations; Inhaler devices and delivery systems; Introduction to allergy; Allergy and the allergic response; Atopy; Diagnosis of allergy; Allergic rhinitis 1; Allergic rhinitis 2; Anaphylaxis; Acute and longer-term care of anaphylaxis; Immunotherapy; Algorithms; 8 Bronchiectasis; Introduction; Causes of bronchiectasis; Clinical features 1; Clinical features 2.
Note English.
ISBN 9780191551529 (electronic bk.)
019155152X (electronic bk.)
9780199597970
0199597979
9780199226238
0199226237
1283581175
9781283581172
9786613893628
6613893625
OCLC # 801404411
Additional Format Print version: Oxford handbook of respiratory nursing. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009 9780199226238 (DLC) 2009281063 (OCoLC)233545904



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