Respiratory Care Exam Review

Author: David H. Persing
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323241519
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Genre: Medical

Prepare yourself for the new 2015 NBRC credentialing examination with the most up-to-date review resource! Respiratory Care Exam Review, 4th Edition contains everything you need to review and prepare for the new Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination that closely aligns with the NBRC’s new testing format, including more analysis-type questions. The accompanying Evolve website offers even more review with a practice Therapist Multiple-Choice Exam to familiarize yourself with the computerized exam format. Twenty clinical simulations that reflect the new quantity of simulations on the actual Clinical Simulation Exam (CSE) are also included on the companion website for additional practice on this very difficult portion of the Registry exam. UNIQUE! Clinical simulations on the Evolve companion site reflect the new quantity of simulations (20) and the newly revised length of these simulations on the actual 2015 Clinical Simulation Exam (CSE). Rationales are provided on the Evolve companion site for every question in the practice exam along with the NBRC code for the difficulty level of the question (recall, application, analysis). UNIQUE! Exam notes are highlighted in special boxes to help you streamline your time better by identifying content specific to the credentialing exam. A practice exam reflecting the new TM-CE is included in the back of the text with the answer key and rationales provided on Evolve. Pre-tests with several multiple-choice questions are formatted like those found on the NBRC TM-CE and begin each chapter to help you determine a base of knowledge and content areas of strength and weakness before studying the chapter. Computerized practice exam on the Evolve companion site available in both study (untimed) and exam (timed) modes to provide an additional opportunity to practice and experience the actual NBRC testing environment in a computerized format. Experienced and test-savvy author, Gary Persing, ensures that critical NBRC TM-CE content is covered thoroughly and accurately. Comprehensive, yet straightforward outline format correlates with the updated 2015 NBRC Detailed Content Outline and exam matrix to keep content current. Open-ended post-chapter study questions end each chapter to reinforce information and help you retain the material. NEW! One Therapist Multiple Choice Exam (TM-CE) practice test aligns with the new 2015 NBRC written exam. NEW! Revised resources on Evolve companion site include the following new features: HTML5 formatting for greater flexibility among platforms 9 additional clinical simulations (for a total of 20) with shortened sections to align with the new 2015 NBRC Clinical Simulation Exam (in both study mode and exam mode) One Therapist Multiple Choice Exam (TM-CE) practice exam for both levels of credentialing to closely align with the new testing format Equation tips providing special hints or instructions for common equations Standard normal range guide featuring standard values of various parameters used in respiratory care assessment. NEW! Additional analysis-type questions have been added to the Pre- and Post-Chapter study questions to align with the changes in the matrix content outlines.

Respiratory Care Exam Review

Author: David H. Persing
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437716955
Release Date: 2009-11-25
Genre: Medical

This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Respiratory Care Exam Review: Review for the Entry Level and Advanced Exams, 3rd Edition, readies students with review materials for both the CRT and RRT exams! The material is presented in an outline format for efficient studying, with special boxes included in the chapter to highlight important information that is often included in the exam. New content has been added to the 3rd edition, including the latest updates to the NBRC content outlines implemented in 2009 and 2010. Be fully prepared with this comprehensive text! Respiratory Therapy exam review designed to provide students with a complete, hands-on review for both the NBRC Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialing exams. The material is presented in a detailed outline format, and each chapter includes a pre-test and post-chapter questions. Answers and rationales for both pre- and post-testing are located in the back of the book. Book includes two practice exams. One practice exam for each exam (CRT & RRT) is located in the back of the book. Answer keys with rationales for correct and incorrect answers are available on the Evolve Web site. The NBRC complexity levels of each question are indicated in the answer key to help the student better prepare for the actual exam. Every chapter has been thoroughly revised to incorporate the newest (2009) NBRC Examination content outlines that were implemented in 2009 (CRT) and 2010 (RRT). Unique! Exam Notes highlight special notes or instructions specific to either the entry level (CRT) or advanced exam (RRT) to help students use their study time more effectively. Other key information relevant to the respiratory therapist is featured in specially shaded boxes. Completely updated to reflect the newest NBRC Examination content outlines, with new information on: stress testing, oxygen titration with exercise, aterial line insertion, influenza vaccines and ventilator-associated pneumonia protocols. Additional practice test questions with rationales added to both entry level and advanced practice exams provide rationales and detailed explanation for every question on the exam.

Respiratory Care Exam Review

Author: Gary Persing
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 1455759031
Release Date: 2015-02-17
Genre: Medical

Prepare yourself for the new 2015 NBRC credentialing examination with the most up-to-date review resource! Respiratory Care Exam Review, 4th Edition contains everything you need to review and prepare for the new Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination that closely aligns with the NBRC's new testing format, including more analysis-type questions. The accompanying Evolve website offers even more review with a practice Therapist Multiple-Choice Exam to familiarize yourself with the computerized exam format. Twenty clinical simulations that reflect the new quantity of simulations on the actual Clinical Simulation Exam (CSE) are also included on the companion website for additional practice on this very difficult portion of the Registry exam. UNIQUE! Clinical simulations on the Evolve companion site reflect the new quantity of simulations (20) and the newly revised length of these simulations on the actual 2015 Clinical Simulation Exam (CSE). Rationales are provided on the Evolve companion site for every question in the practice exam along with the NBRC code for the difficulty level of the question (recall, application, analysis). UNIQUE! Exam notes are highlighted in special boxes to help you streamline your time better by identifying content specific to the credentialing exam. A practice exam reflecting the new TM-CE is included in the back of the text with the answer key and rationales provided on Evolve. Pre-tests with several multiple-choice questions are formatted like those found on the NBRC TM-CE and begin each chapter to help you determine a base of knowledge and content areas of strength and weakness before studying the chapter. Computerized practice exam on the Evolve companion site available in both study (untimed) and exam (timed) modes to provide an additional opportunity to practice and experience the actual NBRC testing environment in a computerized format. Experienced and test-savvy author, Gary Persing, ensures that critical NBRC TM-CE content is covered thoroughly and accurately. Comprehensive, yet straightforward outline format correlates with the updated 2015 NBRC Detailed Content Outline and exam matrix to keep content current. Open-ended post-chapter study questions end each chapter to reinforce information and help you retain the material. NEW! One Therapist Multiple Choice Exam (TM-CE) practice test aligns with the new 2015 NBRC written exam. NEW! Revised resources on Evolve companion site include the following new features: HTML5 formatting for greater flexibility among platforms 9 additional clinical simulations (for a total of 20) with shortened sections to align with the new 2015 NBRC Clinical Simulation Exam (in both study mode and exam mode) One Therapist Multiple Choice Exam (TM-CE) practice exam for both levels of credentialing to closely align with the new testing format Equation tips providing special hints or instructions for common equations Standard normal range guide featuring standard values of various parameters used in respiratory care assessment. NEW! Additional analysis-type questions have been added to the Pre- and Post-Chapter study questions to align with the changes in the matrix content outlines.

Certified Respiratory Therapist Exam Review Guide

Author: Craig L. Scanlan
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449659578
Release Date: 2010-11-15
Genre: Medical

The Ultimate Review Guide for the CRT Exam! Certified Respiratory Therapist Exam Review Guide is a comprehensive study guide for respiratory therapy students and graduates of accredited respiratory therapy education programs who are seeking to take the entry-level Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credentialing exam from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). This unique review guide devotes extensive coverage to two problematic areas for credentialing exam candidates, which are not covered in any other review guides: 1) test-taking skills, and 2) key points to remember in taking the NBRC computerized exams. Special emphasis is also given to material and subject areas which have proven to be especially challenging for exam candidates such as basic pulmonary function testing, arterial blood gas interpretation [ABGs], monitoring critically ill patients, neonatal and pediatric care, recommending modifications to therapy, and more. Certified Respiratory Therapist Exam Review Guide is authored by experts who take the credentialing exam annually, so you can be confident that the content and format of this guide is current! Key features include: Comprehensive discussion of material on the NEW CRT Exam Matrix Over 700 practice questions and answers with explanations Extensive Guidance on Study and Test-Taking Skills Specific Advice on Making Good Answer Choices and Avoiding Bad Ones Hundreds of Summary Tables and Illustrations Each new print copy of this review guide includes a CD-ROM with test questions that can be sorted and graded. Please note: Electronic formats of this review guide do not include the CD ROM.

The Comprehensive Respiratory Therapist Exam Review

Author: James R. Sills
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323241885
Release Date: 2015-03-16
Genre: Medical

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.

Comprehensive Respiratory Therapy Exam Preparation Guide

Author: Craig L. Scanlan
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284152784
Release Date: 2017-11-15
Genre: Medical

Completely updated to reflect the 2015 NBRC TMC and CSE exams, Comprehensive Respiratory Therapy Exam Preparation Guide, Third Edition is an extensive study guide for respiratory therapy students and who are preparing to take the exam. This up-to-date, comprehensive resource provides a thorough overview of all content covered on the exam, while also providing students with test taking strategies and tips. Please note Navigate 2 Access is not included with the ebook option and can be purchased seperately. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Comprehensive Perinatal Pediatric Respiratory Care

Author: Kent Whitaker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305177383
Release Date: 2014-06-05
Genre: Medical

Learn the latest in respiratory care for newborns and children from COMPREHENSIVE PERINATAL AND PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY CARE, 4E. This newly updated book is clear, consistent, and easy for you to follow. Comprehensive coverage of fetal development of the cardiopulmonary system, is followed by respiratory care of neonatal and pediatric patients, and progresses into causes and care of respiratory illnesses. It provides discussion of the ventilation and oxygenation needs of neonatal and pediatric patients including information on both conventional and special techniques. Topics unique to this book, such as care of parents and home care, are discussed in detail. COMPREHENSIVE PERINATAL AND PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY CARE, 4E provides you with the theory and clinical expertise necessary to embark on your career and meet the challenges presented in a rapidly changing health care environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Advanced Practitioner Respiratory Care Review

Author: Gary Persing
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: UCLA:L0072029010
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Medical

Presented in outline format, this combination study guide and workbook is designed to prepare the individual for the Advanced Practitioner Registry Exam offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Based on the examination matrix provided by the NBRC, the text prepares the reader for both the written and clinical simulation exams. Included in the text are chapter pretests with answers and explanations, a 100 question post-test resembling the actual written registry exam, and 3 clinical simulations to familiarize the reader with this unique type of question.

Advanced Respiratory Therapist Exam Guide

Author: James R. Sills
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 032302825X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

Advanced Respiratory Therapist Exam Guide prepares readers for every testable subject on both the written registry and clinical simulations portions of the NBRC registry examination - both requirements to be awarded the RRT (registered respiratory therapist) credential. This new edition has been revised to directly tie in with the most recent NBRC examination matrix and content outline. Each chapter includes content review, self-assessment questions, and study hints. In addition, each chapter has NBRC-type review questions with rationales explaining why answers are correct or incorrect. Difficulty Level Codes and Examination Matrix Coding are also included, better preparing readers for the examination. The accompanying CD-ROM provides a pretest and posttest, each modeled on the real NBRC examination to more closely represent the functionality of the actual computer-based exam. The CD-ROM also includes 10 Clinical Simulations, reflecting the number on the actual exam. The software for these simulations is designed to mimic that used on the actual NBRC Clinical Simulations examination, providing users the opportunity to practice this difficult portion of the registry exam. Advanced Respiratory Therapist Exam prepares students for every testable subject on both the written registry and clinical simulations portions of the NBRC Registry Examination, both requirements to be awarded the RRT (registered respiratory therapist) credential. Each chapter includes content review, self-assessment questions, and study hints. In addition, rationales explaining why answers are correct or incorrect, Difficulty Level Codes, and Examination Matrix Coding will all be included, better preparing students for what to expect on the examination. The new edition will be expanded to directly tie in with the most recent Examination Matrix and Content outline; all new content areas will be addressed.

Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider

Author: Marilyn Winterton Edmunds
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323087919
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Medical

Written by and for nurse practitioners, and also suitable for physician’s assistants, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider, 4th Edition focuses on what you need to know to safely and effectively prescribe drugs for primary care. An emphasis on patient teaching helps you gain patient adherence to prescribed drug regimens, and guidelines for health promotion help in maintaining and improving your patients’ health. Now in full color, this edition expands the book's emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice, and adds coverage of new drugs, new drug classes, and new therapeutic drug uses. Written by leading nurse practitioner authorities Marilyn Winterton Edmunds and Maren Stewart Mayhew, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider teaches principles of pharmacotherapeutics using today’s most commonly used drugs. A Key Drugs focus highlights the most commonly used and most representative drugs of each major drug class — with particular emphasis on the top 100 most commonly prescribed drugs. Emphasis on patient teaching helps you communicate with patients and family caregivers to promote adherence to the drug regimen. Emphasis on health promotion describes how to help patients stay well and improve their health, including coverage of immunizations and biologicals, vitamins, weight management, and smoking cessation. Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Treatment Guidelines chapter (11) provides practical guidelines for using the best current research evidence to make decisions about the care of individual patients. Extensive coverage of drug therapy for special populations such as geriatric and pediatric patients includes considerations related to age, pregnancy, race, and other factors. UNIQUE! Coverage of prescriptive practice includes topics such as prescriptive authority, role implementation, and the role of nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) and physician assistants in writing prescriptions. NEW! Full-color design and illustrations highlight the most important content. DRUG UPDATES reflect the latest FDA-approved drugs, drug classes, and therapeutic uses. Expanded emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice helps you eliminate drug prescribing errors with color-highlighted Safety Alerts! and NEW Clinical Practice Alerts! NEW section on male hormone replacement therapies adds coverage of men to that for women. Updated evidence-based prescribing information reflects the latest national clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment guidelines, including the latest clinical treatment guidelines for diabetes. NEW! Complementary and Alternative Products tables highlight interactions with drugs, and are emphasized with a distinctive icon. Updated Drug Overview tables are enhanced with color as well as Top 100 icons that highlight the most commonly prescribed drugs.

Review of Sleep Medicine

Author: Alon Y. Avidan
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455703197
Release Date: 2011-08-26
Genre: Health & Fitness

Review of Sleep Medicine, by Drs. Alon Avidan and Teri Barkoukis, prepares you for the ABSM exam with a comprehensive review-and-test format that includes figures, tables, and lists highlighting key points. With content revised to match the new exam and updated coverage of pharmacology and sleep medicine, insomnias, parasomnias, sleep-related breathing disorders, and more, you'll stay current on recent developments in the field. The text is fully searchable online at www.expertconsult.com, along with links to PubMed, and features more than 600 interactive questions and answers in study and timed practice modes, making this the ideal resource for ABSM exam preparation. Effectively prepare for the ABMS sleep exam using case-based multiple-choice and fact-testing questions that parallel those on the test. Identify the reasoning behind each answer with comprehensive explanations so you know how to think logically about the problems. Quickly review crucial material with succinct summaries of all aspects of working with the sleep disordered patient. Master the content tested on the exam through explanatory high-yield tables and charts, sleep stage scoring, and an artifacts and arrhythmias mini-atlas. Tap into the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of recognized leaders ranging from world-renowned sleep researchers to sleep clinicians and educators. Robust online package includes: More than 600 ABSM-focused interactive questions with answers in study and timed practice modes Fully searchable text Links to PubMed. Updated coverage of the latest advances in sleep medicine for pharmacology, tools in clinical sleep medicine, sleep disorders, and much more. Brand new chapters in: Sleep Breathing Disorders Cardiovascular Pathophysiology Evaluating Epilepsy Pearls of Pediatric Sleep Cardiopulmonary Disorders Neurological Sleep Disorders Sleep-Wake Disorders Clinical Case Studies II Knowing Practice Parameters Ace the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) sleep exam with comprehensive review content and timed practice tests, online and in print!

Wilkins Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care7

Author: Albert J. Heuer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323100298
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Medical

The only respiratory care text devoted exclusively to patient assessment! By performing a thorough patient assessment, you'll be able to assist physicians in the decision-making process regarding treatment, in evaluating the treatment's effectiveness, and in determining if changes in the treatment need to be made. The book's comprehensive approach covers all of the most important aspects and topics of assessment. This edition is streamlined to emphasize learning objectives. And you can prepare for the CRT exam more effectively with the new NBRC Exam Matrix Correlation Guide! A comprehensive approach covers all of the most important aspects of assessment, so you can assess patients effectively. Additional Questions to Ask About boxes list questions that you should ask patients (e.g., coughing, sputum, shortness of breath) or ask yourself (e.g., lung sounds you are hearing, blood pressure, respiratory rate). Learning objectives, chapter outlines, chapter overviews, and key terms lists begin each chapter, preparing you for the key topics and content you will learn. Key Point summaries and assessment questions reflect and emphasize the key information identified in the learning objectives. Answers to assessment questions help you review by including rationales and page references to the textbook, by reflecting the NBRC format, and by supporting learning objectives. Enhanced Simply Stated boxes emphasize important concepts. Additional case studies help you apply chapter content to clinical scenarios. Content from the text is related to the NBRC exam matrix for the CRT exam on a companion Evolve website, helping you better prepare for the difficult board exams. A new Neurological Assessment chapter focuses on conscious sedation. A discussion of health literacy addresses the importance of determining the patient's level of understanding when conducting a patient assessment. Discussions of the assessment of the obese patient prepare you for some of the unique challenges related to assessing obese patients (e.g., the physical exam and chest x-ray). Key Point summaries in every chapter emphasize the learning objectives and provide an easy-to-find overview. A list of abbreviations common to assessment is included on the inside of the cover for quick reference. Procedure checklists for common assessment procedures are included in a new appendix, with PDFs of the forms available on the Evolve website.

The Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review

Author: Bimal Ashar
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323377331
Release Date: 2015-10-26
Genre: Internal medicine

Don't gamble on the most important exam of your career... ace the boards with The Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review! Brought to you from the birthplace of Internal Medicine and regarded as the most effective review tool in the specialty, it will ensure you're as equipped as possible on your way to certification or recertification. From internists to primary care physicians, this no-nonsense book is a must-have companion for everyone in the field. Respected experts summarize just the imperative information you need to know for certification or recertification. Comprehensive review text, bolded key information, and helpful tables and algorithms equip you with all the core knowledge you need. Exam-taking tips and tricks allow you to go into the exam with confidence. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to test your skills and simulate the exam experience with over 1,000 additional exam questions in study and test modes. Features full-color clinical images covering all the image types you'll see on the boards, including x-rays, common skin findings, peripheral blood smears, ophthalmology findings, and CT and MR images.

Respiratory Care of the Newborn and Child

Author: Claire A. Aloan
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0397549253
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Medical

When you teach from this text you'll see why it is the leading reference on respiratory care of the newborn and child. Beginning with the fetus, the text covers every aspect of this discipline in exceptional detail. The six units -- From Fetus to Newborn; Assessment of the Newborn and Child; Cardiopulmonary Disorders; Respiratory Therapeutics; Special Procedures; and Psychosocial Interactions -- provide essential guidance in a clear and organized format. Now completely revised and updated, the second edition offers seven additional chapters: / History and Physical Assessment of the Child / Pulmonary Disorders in the Child / Neurologic Disorders / Pharmacology Transport of the Newborn and Child / Surfactant Replacement Therapy / High Frequency Ventilation / Extracorporeal Oxygenation / Psychological and Sociologic Aspects and / Ethical Issues in Patient Care.