- Detailed, structured lab activities provide hands-on opportunities to assess psychomotor and patient communication skills in a controlled environment.
- Content correlation to NBRC combined CRT/RRT exam content outlines helps you better prepare for credentialing exams.
- Step-by-step procedural competencies prepare you for the RT competency areas established by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) and meet the national practice standards for patient care.
- Up-to-date coverage of current technology, equipment, Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), CPR guidelines, and CDC recommendations, and mass casualty/disaster management equips you with the most state-of-the-art training for respiratory care.
- Integration of case-based questions within the lab activities helps you develop and promote your critical thinking abilities.
- UNIQUE! Coverage of polysomnography addresses clinical evaluation in this expanding specialty area.
- Over 200 images provide visual guidance on how to perform procedures.
- UNIQUE! Reality Check boxes arm you with practical knowledge on real-world application of various procedures.
- UNIQUE! Tip boxes supply you with helpful pointers for the clinical arena.
- Glossary of terms offers quick reference to terms presented in the text.
Section 1: Foundations for Clinical Practice
- Quality and Evidence-Based Respiratory Care
- Patient Safety, Communication and Medical Records
- Principles of Infection Control
- Patient Assessment
- Preparing for Clinical Rotations
- Interpreting Clinical Lab Data
- ECG Interpretation
- Hemodynamic Monitoring
- Analysis, Sampling and Monitoring of Gas Exchange
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Chest X-Ray and Imaging Interpretation
- Airway Management
- Emergency Life Support
- Humidity and Bland Aerosol Therapy
- Storage and Delivery of Medical Gases
- Medical Gas Therapy
- Lung Expansion Therapy
- Airway Pharmacology
- Delivery Devices
- Mechanical Ventilators
- Noninvasive Ventilatory Support
- Invasive Ventilatory Support
- Monitoring and Management of the ICU Patient
- Venous Access
- Discontinuing Ventilatory Support
- Respiratory Care of Neonatal and Pediatric Patients
- Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Section 2: Interpreting Data Relating to Patient Care
Section 3: Basic Therapeutics
Section 4: Pulmonary Pharmacology
Section 5: Critical Care Environment
Section 6: Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
Section 7: Additional Settings and Opportunities for Respiratory Care