Clinical Blood Gases

Clinical Blood Gases

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This text provides a thorough resource on arterial blood gases, covering the full scope of applications. This book is the first of its kind to focus on the needs of educators, students, and practitioners alike. The new edition has been completely updated, providing the latest information from the field, including facts on technical issues, basic physiology, clinical oxygenation, clinical acid base, non-invasive techniques, just to name a few. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. This book's amazing content coverage offers a wealth of useful material, including illustrations, tables, examples, and case studies. This new edition is up-to-date with the latest in technology and information, ensuring the most current information is available. New figures and tables enhance the understanding of chapter material. The addition of an NBRC (National Board of Respiratory Care) Challenge at end of each chapter helps readers learn, understand, and put the information together to master the subject. The incorporation of two new On Call Cases per chapter provides further opportunity to practice clinical application of content learned, as well as helping readers utilize their critical thinking skills. Reorganized and improved table of contents presents the material in a more logical, efficient manner.Overall, I suspect we do fewer blood gases today than we did then primarily as a result of cost-containment initiatives and the ... are measured concurrently with blood gases to provide a more comprehensive glimpse into disease or emergent needs. ... Also, the chapter on technical accuracy (Chapter 8 in the first edition) has been relocated to Chapter 5 so that all technical issues are covered in Unit 2.

Title:Clinical Blood Gases
Author:William J. Malley
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2013-08-13


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