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Asthma: A Clinician's Guide

Author(s): Margaret Varnell Clark, MS, RN, RRT-NPS
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763778545
  • Paperback    174 pages      © 2011
Price: $88.95 US List
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Asthma: A Clinician's Guide incorporates the new National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's 2007 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3) and emphasizes the importance of asthma control that has come to the forefront of asthma management. This vital text discusses the current data on genetics and strategies to overcome treatment disparities. With concise, evidence-based information in an easily accessible format, this book provides respiratory and pulmonary medicine students with a fundamental resource to better understand asthma and manage appropriate treatment for various patient populations. This user-friendly text is an essential reference for students and clinicians alike!

• Each chapter includes an outline, objectives, and key terms with definitions
• Appendices include travel charts and school plans
• Guideline-based step management algorithms provided for each age group
• Peak flow charts and instruction guides are included
• Forms/templates provided for reproduction

Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint Slides




 

Features & Benefits

  • Includes National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's 2007 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3)
  • Each chapter incorporates an outline, key terms with definitions, and objectives
  • Appendices include travel charts and school plans
  • Guideline-based step management algorithms provided per age group
  • Peak flow charts and instruction guides are included
  • Forms/templates for reproduction 

Applicable Courses

Courses in respiratory care including: cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, case management of asthma, asthma education, and pulmonary medicine.

Managing Respiratory Disease
The Asthma Specialist Course

Chapter  1  Asthma: A Global Perspective
Chapter  2  Defining Asthma
Chapter  3  The Pathophysiology of Asthma
Chapter  4  Diagnosing Asthma
Chapter  5  Asthma Severity
Chapter  6  Medications
Chapter  7  Step-wise Management, Asthma Action Plans and Patient Education
Chapter  8  Step-wise Management of Children 0–4 Years of Age
Chapter  9  Managing Asthma in Children 5-11 Years of Age
Chapter  10  Managing Asthma in Youths =12 Years of Age and Adults
Chapter  11  Managing Exacerbations, Mechanical Ventilation and Special Situations (Exercise Induced Asthma, Pregnancy, Surgery)

Margaret Varnell Clark, MS, RN, RRT-NPS

Margaret Varnell Clark, MS, RN, RRT-NPS, is an award-winning writer and medical editor. Ms. Clark was awarded the 2010/2011 D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP Humanitarian Award given by the Chest Foundation, American College of Chest Physicians, for her work with inner city asthma patients. Clark is also the 1996 recipient of the Bird Lifetime Achievement Award given by the American Association of Respiratory Care for her extensive writing in Pulmonary Medicine. She was the Editorial Director for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Medscape/WebMD from 2004 – 2009. Prior to this she was the Clinical Coordinator for Respiratory Care, Boston University/ Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts. Clark has been a field correspondent for Advance for Respiratory Care News Magazines since 1990. She is also known for her work with Reuter’s Health and PBS television. She has served on several boards/committees for the American College of Chest Physicians, and has worked/lectured extensively in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Central America.

  • "...this is an easy to read, informative primer on asthma. The book is nicely laid out with clear tables and figures. Clark has done her research thoroughly and provides excellent references. The information is up to date and provides a good overview on asthma management and the current asthma guidelines."

    Edward Carter, MD
    Pulmonary Division, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Washington

    (For RESPIRATORY CARE,  vol. 56 no. 4 538-539)

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9780763778545

Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format

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