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BOOK REVIEW
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 306

Egan's fundamentals of respiratory care 12th edition


1 Department of Pediatrics, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Pt. B D Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India

Date of Submission21-Oct-2021
Date of Acceptance28-Oct-2021
Date of Web Publication19-Nov-2021

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kundan Mittal
Department of Pediatrics, Pt. B D Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpcc.jpcc_88_21

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Mittal A, Mittal K. Egan's fundamentals of respiratory care 12th edition. J Pediatr Crit Care 2021;8:306

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Mittal A, Mittal K. Egan's fundamentals of respiratory care 12th edition. J Pediatr Crit Care [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Nov 27];8:306. Available from: http://www.jpcc.org.in/text.asp?2021/8/6/306/330734





Editors: Robert M. Kacmarek, James K. Stoller, Albert J. Heuer

Consulting Editors: Robert L Chatburn, Richard H Kallet

Year of Publication: 2021

Edition: 12th Edition

Publisher: Elsevier, USA

Price: Rs 8927.00

Pages: 1400

ISBN: 9780323811224

The scope of respiratory care therapy has increased over the years with the advancement in critical care. Thus, the scope of skills and information is increasing. This book contains 58 chapters in 7 sections. Each chapter has defined objectives, outlines, key terms, and summary checklist. In this new edition, several chapters have been added such as heart failure, ethics, and end of life issue. Section 1 describes foundation of respiratory care which is essential to understand. Bedside assessment of the patient is nicely written chapter for the beginners. Section on basic therapeutics and acute and critical care has been discussed nicely. Book contains the issue of pediatric consideration as required. Chapter on respiratory care in alternative settings is need of hour and has been covered nicely. Alternative health-care settings offer advantages over acute care facilities – advantages that include lower costs and enhanced patient comfort. However, improper or premature discharging of patients to alternative care settings and poor care planning and implementation can erase these benefits and result in short-term readmission. This book is highly recommended for those who are working in respiratory care units.






 

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