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Respiratory Nursing at a Glance
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Main description:

A concise, highly visual and comprehensive guide to respiratory nursing care, in collaboration with the Association of Respiratory Nurses (ARNS).

  • Takes a unique, holistic approach to care across the life course, including childhood development of the respiratory system, communication and end–of–life care.

  • Provides evidence–based information in a quick reference format.

  • Ideal for nurses and health care students and practitioners at all levels involved in respiratory care requiring a highly visual, evidence–based, quick–reference book.




About ARNS

Part 1 The Context of Respiratory Nursing

1 The origins of respiratory nursing

2 Working in secondary care

3 Working in primary care

4 Ambulatory, intermediate and tertiary care

5 The future of respiratory nursing

6 Respiratory public health

Part 2 Respiratory Health

7 The respiratory system

8 Preventing respiratory disease

9 Epidemiology and contributing factors

10 Smoking and smoking cessation

11 Exercise and pulmonary rehabilitation

12 Nutrition and hydration

13 The upper airways

14 Respiratory disease and sexuality

Part 3 Assessment and diagnosis of respiratory disease

15 Respiratory history taking

16 Respiratory clinical examination

17 Measuring dyspnoea

18 Sputum assessment

19 Pulse oximetry

20 Blood gas sampling and analysis

21 Spirometry

22 Assessing quality of life

23 Assessing anxiety and depression

Part 4 Common Respiratory Diseases

24 Asthma

25 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

26 Pleural Disease

27 Lung Cancer

28 Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome

29 Acute respiratory infections

30 Cystic fibrosis

31 Bronchiectasis

32 Occupational and environmental lung disease

33 Interstitial lung disease

34 Sarcoidosis

35 Pulmonary tuberculosis

36 Venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism

37 HIV and respiratory disease

Part 5 Models of Care

38 Care pathways and care bundles

39 Self–management in chronic respiratory disease

40 Telemedicine and telehealth

41 Patient education

42 Voluntary organisations and patient support groups

Part 6 Respiratory medication

43 Pharmacology and prescribing

44 Inhaler technique

45 Nebuliser therapy

46 Emergency oxygen therapy

47 Domiciliary oxygen therapy

48 Other routes of administration

49 Adherence and concordance

Part 7 Acute Care of the Respiratory Patient

50 Respiratory failure

51 Pre–hospital care

52 Non–invasive and invasive ventilation

53 Pleural procedures and management

54 Tracheostomy care and management

Chapter 8 – Supportive and Palliative Care

55 Communication

56 Psychosocial impact of respiratory disease

57 Management of dyspnoea

58 Anxiety and depression in respiratory disease

59 Other Symptom management

60 NIV as a domiciliary therapy

61 End of life care

62 Families and carers




ISBN-13: 9781119048305
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: July, 2016
Pages: 152
Weight: 571g
Availability: Not yet published
Subcategories: Diseases and Disorders, Midwifery
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