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Respiratory assessment and care 

Respiratory assessment and care
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Respiratory assessment and care
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Annie Chellel

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10.1093/med/9780199564385.003.002
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date: 21 September 2020

Chapter 2 discusses how to recognize, assess, and manage patients with respiratory impairment, and includes information on the anatomy and physiology of respiration, ventilation perfusion ratios for type I and type II respiratory failure, lung dynamics, the transport of gases, the principles of arterial blood gas analysis, the prevalence and cost of respiratory disease, the causes of breathlessness, assessing respiratory function, three common respiratory pathophysiologies, oxygen and drug therapies, the principles of non-invasive ventilation, management of patients with chest drains, and nursing the patient with acute respiratory impairment.

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