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Foundations in Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care + Navigate 2 Advantage Access

  • Terry Voksko
  • Sherry L. Barnhart
  • ISBN-10: 1449652700
  • ISBN-13: 9781449652708
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

Children are precious and represent our hopes and dreams for tomorrow. Advances in respiratory care over the past years have made a significant impact on the health and well-being of infants, children, and their families. Designed to be the primary text for the ‘Neonatal and Pediatric’ course as part of the respiratory care core curriculum, Foundations in Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care provides students and practitioners alike with a comprehensive yet reader-friendly resource. In this inaugural edition, the authors recognize the importance of sharing the essential elements of care that are unique to children as they grow and develop and provide the clinician with the knowledge needed to effectively communicate recommendations for therapeutic intervention or changes to the plan of care. This new text has contributions in each chapter by national experts who are actively practicing in their subject areas, providing the most relevant evidence-based material and content that has a significant and practical application to current practice.


  • Each chapter begins with a list of objectives in the NBRC testing format.

  • Innovative and unique illustrations found throughout the text demonstrate how to properly provide care and use equipment in this specialty area.

  • Following the NBRC matrix, this text is an exceptional reference for credentialed practitioners who are interested in taking the Neonatal Pediatric Special credentialing exam.

  • Case studies or critical thinking questions conclude everyChapter, allowing readers to apply what they have learned.

  • Flashcards are included in the back of the book as a study tool for students; additional flashcards are available through the online component.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Growth & Development
Chapter 2: Family-Centered Care
Chapter 3: Development of the Fetal Lung
Chapter 4: Fetal Gas Exchange and Circulation
Chapter 5: Maternal and Fetal Assessment
Chapter 6: Evaluation of the Neonate
Chapter 7: Neonatal Stabilization and Resuscitation
Chapter 8: Respiratory Diseases of the Newborn
Chapter 9: Congenital Disorders of the Respiratory System in the Neonate
Chapter 10: Neonatal Disorders Resulting from Respiratory Care
Chapter 11: Congenital Heart Defects
Chapter 12: Evaluation of the Child
Chapter 13: Resuscitation and Stabilization of the Child
Chapter 14: Acute Respiratory Disorders
Chapter 15: Chronic Respiratory Disorders of the Child
Chapter 16: Pediatric Neurodisability Disorders
Chapter 17: Sleep Disordered Breathing in Infants and Children
Chapter 18: Childhood Disorders Requiring Respiratory Care
Chapter 19: Cardiopulmonary Monitoring
Chapter 20: Imaging
Chapter 21: Pulmonary Function Testing in the Pediatric Population
Chapter 22: Airway Management
Chapter 23: Oxygen Therapy
Chapter 24: Aerosol Therapy
Chapter 25: Airway Clearance Therapy
Chapter 26: Mechanical Ventilation of the Neonate
Chapter 27: Mechanical Ventilation of the Pediatric Patient
Chapter 28: Surfactant Replacement Therapy
Chapter 29: Specialty Gas Administration
Chapter 30: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Chapter 31: Bronchoscopy
Chapter 32: Pharmacology
Chapter 33: Transport of the Neonate and Child
Chapter 34: The Respiratory Technology Dependent Infant and Child
Chapter 35: Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Care