Respiratory system

Edited by Paula Dawson, Louise Cook, Laura-Jane Holliday and Helen Reddy

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Children's and Young People's Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199593460
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740862 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Respiratory system

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Respiratory arrest and basic life support - Respiratory care at home, school, and in the community - History taking and assessment - Listening to breath sounds - Oxygen saturation monitoring - Oxygen administration - Humidification - Performing suctioning - Obtaining a nasopharyngeal aspirate - Inhaler and spacer use - Nebulizer types and use - Recording peak flow - Recording spirometry - Chest physiotherapy - Tracheostomy care - Using non-invasive ventilation - Assisting tube thoracostomy - Performing tube thoracostomy - Care of an underwater seal chest drain

Chapter.  15303 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Skills ; Paediatrics ; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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