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The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Respiratory Care program’s mission is to prepare competent, confident and caring Registered Respiratory Therapists for the northeast Florida healthcare community.
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Respiratory Care Anatomy and Physiology by Prepare to think critically, take a more clinical perspective, and connect theory with practice! Written specifically for respiratory care students in an easy-to-understand format, Respiratory Care Anatomy and Physiology: Foundations for Clinical Practice, 4th Editiondetails applied respiratory and cardiovascular physiology and how anatomy relates to physiological functions. Content spans the areas of detailed anatomy and physiology of the pulmonary, cardiovascular, and renal systems, and covers the physiological principles underlying common therapeutic, diagnostic, and monitoring therapies and procedures. Thoroughly updated to reflect changes in the NBRC exam, this comprehensive, clinically relevant text features open-ended concept questions that help you learn how to think like the expert you aim to become. Chapter outlines, chapter objectives, key terms, and a bulleted points to remember feature highlight important concepts and make content more accessible. Open-ended concept questions require reasoned responses based on thorough comprehension of the text, fostering critical thinking and discussion. Clinical Focus boxes throughout the text place key subject matter in a clinical context to help you connect theory with practice by understanding how physiology guides clinical decision-making in the real world. Appendixes contain helpful tables, formulas and definitions of terms and symbols. Evolve resources include a 600-question test bank in NBRC-style, PowerPoint presentations with ARS questions, an image collection, and an answer key to concept questions. UPDATED! Thoroughly updated content reflects changes in the NBRC exam. NEW and UPDATED! New images enhance understanding of key concepts.
Call Number: QP121.B355 2018 North Campus
Publication Date: 2018
Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, and Other Respiratory Disorders by The human respiratory system is vital to life, but it is also vulnerable to damage. About 1 in 14 Americans haw asthma, while a thousand new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed every year. The disease called tuberculosis is no longer a major problem in the United States, but it is still a major killer around the globe. Meanwhile, pertussis (whooping cough) seems to be making a comeback. This book provides important information about the causes and treatments of respiratory disorders. Diseases and disorders transform the experience of childhood, forcing kids to confront adult concerns that we wish they could avoid. The set Living with Diseases and Disorders provides reliable facts about some of the most significant chronic illnesses, while also offering reassuring tips and advice about how to manage the disorders and have the best life possible. Book jacket.
Call Number: RC731 .H39 2018 North Campus
Publication Date: 2018
Respiratory Disorders Sourcebook by Provides basic consumer health information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of respiratory disorders, along with tips for coping with chronic lung disease. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.
Call Number: RC731 .R468 2014 North Campus
Publication Date: 2014
RRT Board Exam by There's nothing better than feeling confident and relaxed on exam day! Knowing that years of late night study sessions and unpaid clinical rotations are coming to an end just feels....well, absolutely fantastic!Of course, the truth is, that feeling doesn't come without a focused, disciplined approach. Studying is important, but studying years of respiratory school notes is not the answer. Our RRT Board exam series helps you study smarter, not harder. Instead of giving you information overload, we focus solely on the most recent NBRC TMC and clinical simulation exam matrix. Start feeling more confident and prepared for the exam now! Scroll to the top, hit the buy button, and get ready to add those coveted three letters after your name... RRT!
Call Number: RC735 .I5 R78 2016 North Campus
Publication Date: 2016
Mosby's Respiratory Care Equipment by A comprehensive overview of the equipment and techniques used by respiratory therapists to treat cardiopulmonary dysfunction, Mosby's Respiratory Care Equipment, 9th edition provides a "how-to" approach that moves beyond technical descriptions of machinery. Learn to identify equipment, understand how it works, and apply your knowledge to clinical practice. The 9th edition includes streamlined information on the latest ventilators, a new chapter on simulation learning devices, and additional, easy-to-access content on the Evolve site. Unique! List of Ventilators organized by application area and manufacturer make review and research quick and easy. Unique! Clinical Approach provides you with a "how-to" approach to identifying equipment, understanding how it works, and applying the information in clinical practice. Excerpts of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) give you important information regarding indications/contraindications, hazards and complications, assessment of need, assessment of outcome, and monitoring. Unique! Sleep Diagnostics chapter discusses sleep and the impact of sleep disorders on cardiopulmonary function. Unique! Infection Control chapter provides a review of this critical topic that RTs must understand to prevent health care-associated infections Unique! Cardiovascular Diagnostics chapter provides a review in an area where RTs are treating an increasing number of cardiovascular cases. NBRC-style Self-Assessment Questions at the end of every chapter prepares you for credentialing exams. Unique! Clinical Scenario boxes (formerly Clinical Rounds) allow you to apply material learned to a clinical setting. Unique! Historical Notes boxes present educational and/or clinically relevant and valuable historical information of respiratory care equipment. NEW! Streamlined ventilator coverage presents information on the most often-used devices with more tables and bulleted lists for easy reference. NEW! Content focused on the newest and the most popular types of ventilators, including, transport, home-care, alternative setting, and neonatal/pediatric. NEW! Evolve site allows access to information that isn't easily found in other texts or manuals, including older or outdated ventilators that are still in use today. NEW! Focus to align Learning Objectives, Key Points and Assessment Questions
Call Number: RC735.I5 R4728 2014 North Campus
Publication Date: 2014
Principles of Pulmonary Medicine by With an emphasis on the pathophysiologic basis of pulmonary disease, Principles of Pulmonary Medicine, 7th Edition, by Drs. Steven E Weinberger, Barbara A Cockrill, and Jess Mandel, provides a superbly illustrated introduction to this fast-changing field. This essential text employs a concise and understandable approach, integrating clinical topics with underlying physiologic, pathophysiologic, and basic science concepts critical for medical students, trainees, and those looking for a practical update on both acute and chronic pulmonary diseases Offers access to extensive online resources, including author commentaries, video clips, audio recordings of lung sounds, and 200 case-based self-assessment questions - covering topics including pulmonary function tests, physiologic data, and arterial blood gas testing and modeled after the USMLE exam. Discusses therapeutic strategies, including the available evidence for assessing relative benefits, harms, and costs, where appropriate. Provides an excellent visual basis for understanding and interpreting pulmonary disease with easy-to-understand anatomic illustrations and accompanying radiologic and pathophysiologic images. Covers all that's new in the field, including new CT lung cancer screening guidelines; new concepts in the pathogenesis of asthma, interstitial lung disease, and other pulmonary diseases; and evolving therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and advanced lung cancer. Features updated information on the expanded use of advanced interventional pulmonology (bronchoscopic) procedures, improvements in precision treatment of lung tumors based on genetic profiles, and new and emerging infections with respiratory involvement. Covers hot topics such as lung tumor treatment, including use of genetic markers and immunotherapy; lung cancer screening reflecting the latest guidelines on who, how, and when to screen; and newer bronchoscopic procedures, such as navigational bronchoscopy. Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Call Number: RC765 .W45 2019
Publication Date: 2019
Asthma Sourcebook by Provides updated information about what is currently known about asthma causes, triggers, and treatments.
Call Number: RC591 .A84 2016 North Campus
Publication Date: 2016-02-01
Books from our library catalog
Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease by Get a deeper understanding of respiratory disease with Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease, 7th Edition. This popular, full-color text provides all the necessary tools you need to learn how to gather clinical data, formulate assessments, make objective evaluations, identify desired outcomes, design a safe and effective treatment plan, and document all the steps involved. Using easy-to-follow language and relevant clinical scenarios, this text gives readers a firm understanding of why certain treatment modalities are applied. And with a new chapter on respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation protocol, new information on electronic charting, and numerous updates in treatment and assessment added to nearly all the chapters, this new edition ensures you will be well-versed in all of the new issues affecting respiratory therapy. UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical scenarios and critical thinking skills illustrates the causes of the clinical manifestations activated by specific respiratory disorders. UNIQUE! Focus on assessment and Therapist-Driven Protocols (TDPs) emphasizes industry-approved standards of care, providing readers with the knowledge and skills to implement these protocols into patient care. Case studies provide realistic examples of the respiratory therapist's role in successful patient care and readers apply text information to clinical assessment and treatment. Self-assessment questions at the end of the text help readers personally assess their understanding of chapter material. Overview boxes summarize the clinical manifestations caused by the pathophysiologic mechanisms of each disorder. Student-friendly features reinforce learning with chapter outlines, objectives, key terms, and easy-to-follow language. NEW! New chapter on respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation protocol outlines the respiratory therapist's role in regards to these protocols. NEW! New chapters on congenital diaphragmatic hernia and congenital heart disease NEW! Updated content on electronic charting offers the latest guidelines for collecting and recording respiratory assessments and treatment plans using an electronic health record. NEW! The most up-to-date content throughout ensures readers are well-versed in the latest assessment and treatment guidelines for various respiratory illnesses and injuries. NEW! Therapist-driven protocols (TDPs) information is now separated into two chapters to divide content between the basic treatment protocols and the protocols for mechanical ventilation and weaning from the ventilator.
Call Number: RC735.I5 C466 2016 North Campus
Publication Date: 2016
Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation by Learn everything you need to safely and compassionately care for patients requiring ventilator support with Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications, 6th Edition. Known for its simple explanations and in-depth coverage of patient-ventilator management, this evidence-based text walks readers through the most fundamental and advanced concepts surrounding mechanical ventilation and guides them in properly applying these principles to patient care. This new edition features a completely revised chapter on ventilator graphics, additional case studies and clinical scenarios, plus all the reader-friendly features that promote critical thinking and clinical application - like key points, AARC clinical practice guidelines, and critical care concepts - that have helped make this text a household name among respiratory care professionals. UNIQUE! Chapter on ventilator associated pneumonia provides in-depth, comprehensive coverage of this challenging issue. Brief patient case studies list important assessment data and pose a critical thinking question to readers. Critical Care Concepts are presented in short questions to engage readers in applying knowledge to difficult concepts. Clinical scenarios cover patient presentation, assessment data, and treatment options to acquaint readers with different clinical situations. NBRC exam-style assessment questions at the end of each chapter offer practice for the certification exam. Key Point boxes highlight need-to-know information. Logical chapter sequence builds on previously learned concepts and information. Bulleted end-of-chapter summaries help readers to review and assess their comprehension. Excerpts of Clinical Practice Guidelines developed by the AARC (American Association for Respiratory Care) make it easy to access important information regarding indications/contraindications, hazards and complications, assessment of need, assessment of outcome, and monitoring. Chapter outlines show the big picture of each chapter's content. Glossary of mechanical ventilation terminology includes definitions to highlighted key terms in each chapter. NEW! Completely revised chapter on ventilator graphics offers a more practical explanation of ventilator graphics and what readers need to know when looking at abnormal graphics. NEW! Additional case studies and clinical scenarios cover real-life scenarios that highlight the current trends in pathologies in respiratory care.
Call Number: RC735.I5 P55 2016 North Campus
Publication Date: 2016
The Comprehensive Respiratory Therapist Exam Review by Find out how and what to review for the all-new 2015 National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) Exam with The Comprehensive Respiratory Therapist's Exam Review, 6th Edition. It covers every topic in the NBRC Detailed Content Outline, providing study hints, in-depth content review, and self-assessment questions with rationales so you retain more information. Sills' latest review also offers students and practicing respiratory therapists realistic experience with the new Therapist Multiple Choice Exam (TM-CE) through a 140-question TM-CE practice test on its accompanying Evolve website. Self-study questions at the end of each chapter include an answer key with rationales to help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses in content learned. UNIQUE! Exam Hint boxes point out point out subjects that are frequently tested, helping you study, plan your time, and improve your test-taking skills. Rationales for each question provide feedback for correct and incorrect answers so you understand why an answer is correct or incorrect and retain information better. Difficulty level codes (recall, application, analysis) for each question on Evolve help you prepare for questions in the way that is most appropriate (e.g., memorization for recall or synthesis for analysis). Special NBRC coding of topics corresponds to every topic covered in the NBRC Detailed Content Outline (DCO) so you can easily review each of the testable topics. Secure Evolve website lets you experience the actual NBRC testing environment in a computerized format. NEW! Therapist Multiple Choice Exam (TM-CE) practice test aligns with the new 2015 NBRC Written Exam. UPDATED! Revised content reflects the 2015 NBRC Detailed Content Outline and examination matrix so you know exactly what to expect on the exams - and can review each of the areas covered on the matrix. NEW! More analysis-type questions added to the end-of-chapter self-study questions reflect changes in the matrix content outlines. NEW! Greater consistency in formulas, abbreviations, and equations achieved through aligning the text and Evolve site to comprehensive Abbreviation and Equation Glossaries. EXPANDED! 22 clinical simulations feature shortened sections and align with the new 2015 NBRC Clinical Simulation Exam in both study mode and exam mode, giving you the opportunity to practice this difficult portion of the Registry Exam on Evolve. NEW! Standard Normal Range Guide features reference tables with normal values of various parameters used in respiratory care assessment. EXPANDED! New practice exams on Evolve, including one 140-question TM-CE with automatic scoring to delineate entry and advanced credentialing levels, let you assess your understanding in both study (untimed) and exam (timed) modes.
Call Number: RC735.I5 S575 2016 North Campus
Publication Date: 2016
RRT Board Exam by Does the thought of pouring through years of respiratory school notes make you cringe? Do you feel like you forgot more than you learned in RT school? Are the popular respiratory therapy exam study guides giving you information overload? If you want to make the high cut on the TMC-RRT exam you need to study smarter not harder. Focus on the content that will give you the greatest benefit for your hard earned dollar. If you plan on passing the RRT exam on your first attempt, then starting now and starting smart is non-negotiable. This study guide and review includes practice questions developed straight from the most recent NBRC testing matrix. This study guide gives you everything you need to know to prepare yourself to dominate the cardiac portion of the NBRC respiratory therapy board exams.
Call Number: RC735.I5W47 2016 North Campus
Publication Date: 2016-07-30
Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care by Learn to improve the respiratory care of neonates, infants, and children. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care, 5th Edition gives you a solid foundation in the assessment and treatment of respiratory disorders. Clear, full-color coverage simplifies the principles of respiratory care while emphasizing clinical application. A critical piece in respiratory care's total curriculum solution, this new edition includes all the changes in current clinical practice and in the education environment. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter break down key content into measurable behaviors, criteria, and conditions, and self-assessment questions provide an excellent review for the NBRC Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty exam. UPDATED! Content reflects the latest developments in the field meeting the needs of AD programs and BS Respiratory Care programs which are growing in this field. NBRC exam-style assessment questions test your comprehension of the material in each chapter. Neonatal and pediatric disorders case studies provide an opportunity to see how content covered in the text applies to the more difficult areas of care for neonatal and pediatric disorders. Comprehensive test preparation is provided through coverage of all the content in the matrix for the NPS exam. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter highlight what you should learn by breaking down key content into measurable behaviors, criteria, and conditions. Academic and authoritative presentation of content covers all of the major topics of respiratory care for neonates, infants, and children, including both theory and application. Dedicated Quality and Safety chapter addresses quality care for the neonatal/pediatric patient. NEW! Revised chapter Invasive Mechanical Ventilation of the Neonate and Pediatric Patient, conforms to the new terminology and taxonomy for modes of ventilation. NEW! Additional case studies provides more application opportunities for you. NEW! Revised content better correlates to the NBRC NPS exam.
Call Number: RJ431 .P47 2019 North Campus
Publication Date: 2018-09-24
Wilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care by Wilkin's Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care, 8th Edition, is the world-leading respiratory care text devoted exclusively to patient assessment. This comprehensive book prepares you to assist physicians in the decision-making process regarding treatment, evaluation of the treatment's effectiveness, and determining if changes in the treatment need to be made. Written by Dr. Albert Heuer, and Dr. Craig Scanlan, it emphasizes learning objectives through well-organized need-to-know information and tips. Plus, this streamlined edition helps you focus on key content and prepare for the CRT credentialing exam by aligning material within the book to the NBRC exam matrices. Case studies offer real-life clinical scenarios challenging you to interpret data and make accurate patient assessments. Questions to Ask boxes identify what practitioners should ask patients (i.e., coughing, sputum, shortness of breath) or questions to ask themselves on various subjects (i.e., lung sounds they are hearing, blood pressure, respiratory rate) in order to provide effective patient care. Learning objectives, chapter outlines, chapter overviews, and key terms lists in each chapter, help you focus on key content. Key Point summaries emphasize the learning objectives and provide an overview of important material. Simply Stated boxes highlight and promote understanding of important concepts. A comprehensive approach provides you with the important information you need to know in order to effectively assess patients. NEW! Thoroughly updated content reflects the most recent changes to the NBRC exam. NEW! Inclusion of the latest technological advancements relates to the assessment of critical care and non-critical care patients. NEW! Full-color design enhances learning and understanding by making key concepts easy to find.
Call Number: RM161 .W55 2018
Publication Date: 2018