Perfect for both practicing therapists and students in respiratory therapy and associated professions, this well-organized text offers the most clinically relevant and up-to-date information on respiratory applied anatomy and physiology. Content spans the areas of basic anatomy and physiology of the pulmonary, cardiovascular, and renal systems, and details the physiological principles underlying common therapeutic, diagnostic, and monitoring therapies and procedures. Using a clear and easy-to-understand format, this text helps you take a more clinical perspective and learn to think more critically about the subject matter.
Open-ended concept questions
require reasoned responses based on thorough comprehension of the text, fostering critical thinking and discussion.
Clinical Focus boxes throughout the text place key subject matter in a clinical context to connect theory with practice.
Chapter outlines, chapter objectives, key terms, and a bulleted chapter summary highlight important concepts and make content more accessible.
Appendixes contain helpful tables and definitions of terms and symbols.
New to this Edition
Chapter on the physiological basis for treating sleep-disordered breathing clarifies the physiological mechanisms of sleep-disordered breathing and the various techniques required to treat this type of disorder.
NEW! Reorganization of content
places the section on the renal system before the section on integrated responses in exercise and aging to create a more logical flow of content.
NEW! More Clinical Focus scenarios
and concept questions provide additional opportunities to build upon content previously learned and to apply new information in the text.
13. Clinical Assessment of Acid-Base and Oxygenation Status
14. Physiological Basis for Advanced Oxygenation and Lung Protective Strategies
15. Physiological Basis for Treating Sleep-Disordered Breathing NEW!
16. Fetal and Newborn Cardiopulmonary Physiology
SECTION II: THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
17. Functional Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System
18. Cardiac Electrophysiology
19. The Electrocardiogram and Cardiac Arrythmias
20. Control of Cardiac Output and Hemodynamics
SECTION III: THE RENAL SYSTEM
21. Filtration, Urine Formation, and Fluid Regulation
22. Electrolyte and Acid-Base Regulation
SECTION IV: INTEGRATED RESPONSES IN EXERCISE AND AGING
23. Cardiopulmonary Response to Exercise in Health, Disease
24. Effects of Aging on the Cardiopulmonary System
I. Symbols and Abbreviations Used in Cardiopulmonary Physiology
II. Units of Measurement
III. Equation Derivations
IV. Dubois Body Surface Area Chart
By Will Beachey, PhD, RRT, FAARC, St. Alexius Medical Center and
University of Mary
Bismarck, North Dakota and Will Beachey, PhD, RRT, FAARC, St. Alexius Medical Center and
University of Mary
Bismarck, North Dakota