Provides a solid foundation in basic cardiopulmonary sciences for an understanding of clinical applications. Chapters on assessment of cardiopulmonary disease describe tests to measure cardiopulmonary function and how to interpret data. Also discusses the pharmacologic treatment, airway management, mechanical ventilation, noninvasive techniques, emergency care, and rehabilitation. Outlines, two-color diagrams, and appendices ensure fast and easy reference. Learning objectives are included in each chapter.Cairo, J. M. is the author of 'Introduction to Respiratory Care' with ISBN 9780721610900 and ISBN 0721610900.