Respiratory Care

Vanessa Gibson, David Waters

December 28, 2016 by Routledge
Textbook - 282 Pages - 46 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482248708 - CAT# K23686


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  • Provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to respiratory care
  • Uses a patient-focussed approach
  • Incorporates case studies and patient narratives bring the text to life
  • Includes key points and chapter summaries to aid understanding


Respiratory conditions are a leading cause of death and disability and account for a massive proportion of hospital admissions. This comprehensive text provides a detailed overview and discussion of respiratory care, with chapters on assessment, investigations, treatments and a wide range of conditions, as well as anatomy and physiology.

Taking an inter-professional and patient-focused approach, Respiratory Care is evidence-based and linked to key practice guidelines to enable postgraduate students and professionals to provide the most effective care. Each chapter includes learning outcomes and makes use of case studies to provide an explicit and practical application of the topic to patient care.

Respiratory Care is essential reading for all nurses and healthcare professionals in respiratory care in hospital or community settings.

Vanessa Gibson is a Teaching Fellow, and Learning and Teaching Lead at the Department of Healthcare at Northumbria University, UK.

David Waters is Head of Academic Department, Faculty of Society and Health, Buckinghamshire New University, UK.