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Neonatal Respiratory Care Handbook

Author(s): Elgloria A. Harrison, MS, RRT-NPS, Associate Professor of Respiratory Therapy, Department of Nursing and Allied Health, University of the District of Columbia
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763755461
  • Spiral/paperback    272 pages      © 2011
Price: $24.95 US List
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Neonatal Respiratory Care Handbook is included in the 2015 edition of the essential collection of Doody’s Core Titles.

Doody's Book Review Score: 100

5 Stars!

Neonatal Respiratory Care Handbook is a user-friendly, full-color resource illustrating the more common types of  procedures that a respiratory therapist, new graduate or an experienced therapist would be expected to perform in the day-to-day operations of a specialized unit for children. This full-color reference is especially appropriate for respiratory students enrolled in a Neonatal/Pediatric class, particularly during their Neonatal and Pediatric rotation; Respiratory Educators and Residents within a pulmonary medicine residency; and Respiratory graduates orienting or completing their orientation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Neonatal Respiratory Care Handbook looks at the major categories of respiratory illnesses affecting patient populations and reviews the types of equipment appropriate to treat each disease entity. A helpful “how to” guide that therapists will refer to time and time again, this book is simple and straight forward with over 100 tables, photos, and illustrations to demonstrate key points and familiarize the therapist with key procedures and equipment.

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A helpful, full-color, “how to” guide that therapists will refer to time and time again, this book is simple and straight forward with over 100 tables, photos, and illustrations to demonstrate key points and familiarize the therapist with key procedures and equipment. 

Chapter  1  Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
Chapter  2  Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Chapter  3  Asthma
Chapter  4  Chronic Lung Disease of the Newborn
Chapter  5  Cystic Fibrosis
Chapter  6  Upper Airway Inflammatory Diseases
Chapter  7  Bronchiolitis
Chapter  8  Air Leak Syndromes
Chapter  9  Congenital Heart Disease
Chapter  10  Neuromuscular Diseases

Elgloria A. Harrison, MS, RRT-NPS-Associate Professor of Respiratory Therapy, Department of Nursing and Allied Health, University of the District of Columbia

Elgloria A. Harrison, MS, RRT-NPS, is an Associate Professor at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health - Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree programs. She is currently the Assistant Chairperson for the Department of Nursing and Allied Health. She earned her Master’s of Science in Health Care Administration at the University of Maryland University College and is professionally trained as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with expertise in Neonatal and Pediatric cardiopulmonary illnesses. Professor Harrison has a 25 year history as a Respiratory Therapist in all aspects of health care, including bedside care and management. She is a Research Infrastructure for Minority Institutes (RIMI) Scholar*. Professor Harrison’s passion has been asthma research in children, particularly between the ages of 0-18. She has traveled to Metera in Tanzania Africa to teach conversational English to the students in Metera Secondary school. She says “It was travel that fed my soul, and it was an awesome experience.”

 

*The RIMI grant is funded through National Institutes of Health that pair junior faculty at the University of the District of Columbia with senior research faculty at Howard University to enhance research capabilities in the area of Health disparities.

  • "This handbook provides an overview of equipment and therapeutics that respiratory therapists use in clinical practice with newborns or children. 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. 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. 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."

    ~ Kevin J Watson, BA, RRT, William Beaumont Hospitals (for Doody's Book Review, April, 2010. Score: 100 - 5 stars)

  • "[contains] clear, concise descriptions of infant/neonatal pathologies and appropriate treatment."

    ~ Midge Sim, Parkland College

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ISBN-13: 9780763755461

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