Neonatal Respiratory Care Handbook

ISBN: 9780763755461
ISBN-10: 076375546X
Copyright: 2011
Edition: 1st
Editor: Harrison, Elgloria A.
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 100
Reviewer: Kevin Watson,  BA, RRT  (William Beaumont Hospitals)
This handbook provides an overview of equipment and therapeutics that respiratory therapists use in clinical practice with newborns or children. Each of the 10 chapters covers a disease, defining it and detailing current treatments and research relevant for practice in a modern neonatal and pediatric intensive care unit.
With recent advances in technology, this book gives clinicians a tool to aid in the setup and use of equipment and therapeutics at the bedside in the NICU and PICU.
It is intended for student or graduate respiratory therapists, respiratory educators, and pulmonary medicine residents, as well as respiratory therapists completing an orientation in the neonatal or pediatric intensive care unit.
The book covers 10 of the most common conditions clinicians will encounter in these young patients -- acute and infant respiratory distress syndrome, asthma, chronic lung disease, cystic fibrosis, bronchiolitis, air leak syndromes, congenital heart disease, and neuromuscular diseases. It provides up-to-date information on each condition and full color illustrations to aid clinicians in the setup of respiratory equipment used at the bedside. For each condition, algorithms and charts give clinicians a quick reference on recommended settings for respiratory equipment and recommended dosages for medication.
This well-written book contains relevant and up-to-date information and would be useful to any neonatal or pediatric respiratory clinician at the bedside. A section on the neonatal resuscitation guidelines might be useful in the next edition.
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1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? N/A