Respiratory Nursing

Author: Glenda Esmond


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  • ISBN: 9780702024276
  • Author: Glenda Esmond
  • Publ Date: 2001-09-10
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 284
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 6765

Table of Contents :

Anatomy and Physiology. Respiratory Assessment. Smoking and smoking cessation. Diagnostic investigations. Respiratory Medications. Living with Chronic Respiratory Illness and Breathlessness. Oxygen Therapy. Respiratory Support Techniques. Respiratory Infections. Nutrition. Pulmonary Rehabilitation. End-Stage Management of Respiratory Disease. Primary and Secondary Care Interface.


A comprehensive, patient-centered textbook of respiratory care covering the full range of patients' needs/problems and related nursing responsibilities for acute and chronic respiratory conditions in both primary and secondary health care sectors. This is a rapidly changing field in which nurses need to maintain their knowledge of developments in practice. Research/evidence-based but with a strong practical approach throughout. - Evidence-based and well referenced to ensure best practice - Linked to both the London Chest Hospital and RCN Respiratory Care Association - Well illustrated to help explain the text


"The book is an excellent reference book. I recommend it to nurses working within respiratory units as a very good reference tool. 4/5 ." for anyone involved in managing or studying respiratory disease." "Joan Sawyer," Practice Nurse, November 2001


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