Author: David H. Persing
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2015-01-29
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.
Author: Craig L. Scanlan
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2010-11-15
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.
Author: James R. Sills
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2015-03-16
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.
Author: Craig L. Scanlan
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2017-11-15
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.
Author: Kent Whitaker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2014-06-05
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.
The field of respiratory care continues to change and grow. New research, therapies, and theories are continually emerging. FOUNDATIONS OF RESPIRATORY CARE, SECOND EDITION is written by leading authorities who have hands on, practical knowledge of the latest innovations and applications for care. Chapters cover timely topics such as the increasing population of elderly patients and the need for managing mass casualty incidents and disasters. Difficult topic areas such as interpretation of ventilator graphics, pharmacology, and hemodynamics are presented in a manner that allows for ease of comprehension and application of the concepts. The education of respiratory therapists is moving toward a problem-based learning model. FOUNDATIONS OF RESPIRATORY CARE, SECOND EDITION captures that model through the integration of case studies throughout the reading to reinforce and fine tune problem solving and decision-making skills. The most current AARC clinical practice guidelines are referenced throughout to once again help bridge that gap between classroom and real world application of concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Brian K. Walsh
Release Date: 2014-03-27
With the in-depth coverage you need, this text helps you provide quality treatment for neonates, infants and pediatric patients. It discusses the principles of neonatal and pediatric respiratory care while emphasizing clinical application. Not only is this edition updated with the latest advances in perinatal and pediatric medicine, but it adds a new chapter on pediatric thoracic trauma plus new user-friendly features to simplify learning. A comprehensive approach covers all of the major topics of respiratory care for neonates, infants and children, including both theory and application Exam preparation is enhanced by the inclusion of the content in the exam matrix for the NBRC's neonatal/pediatric specialty exam. A streamlined, logical organization makes it easy to build a solid foundation of knowledge. Unique Pediatric Thoracic Trauma chapter focuses on common forms of thoracic trauma, a condition that accounts for 5-10% of admissions to pediatric trauma centers. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter highlight what you should learn by breaking down key content into measurable behaviors, criteria, and conditions. Assessment questions in each chapter are written in the NBRC multiple-choice style as found on the neonatal and pediatric specialty exam, with answers, page references, and rationales available on a companion Evolve website. Case studies help you master the more difficult areas of care for neonatal and pediatric disorders. New learning features and a fresh look make this text easier to study and use. A companion Evolve website includes links to related sites for further research and study.
Author: Gary Persing
Release Date: 1994
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.
Author: Richard K. Albert
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2008-04-16
This comprehensive clinical textbook examines all aspects of respiratory medicine. The editors take a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with the full range of pulmonary disorders, making this your ideal source for reference in clinical practice. Fully revised, this essential volume includes new chapters on PET imaging, implications of genetic research, oxygen therapy, and rehabilitation. Now an Expert Consult title, it comes with access to the complete contents of the book online, including all of the book’s images, downloadable for use in presentations. Provides complete clinical coverage so you can Better manage and treat patients with pulmonary disease. Uses templated, clinical chapters for consistent, concise, essential information. Includes coverage that reflects the way you practice medicine today with critical information relevant to everyday practice. Utilizes diagnostic algorithms to help you find critical information and at a glance. Includes new chapters on PET imaging, implications of genetic research, oxygen therapy, and rehabilitation to keep you up to date. Includes access to the complete contents of the book online, including all of the book’s images, downloadable for use in presentations.
Author: Shelley C. Mishoe
Release Date: 2001
A practical guide to the clinical decision-making skills essential for effective respiratory care practice across the continuum of health care. Features actual clinical cases for critical analysis, patient assessment, clinical application, decision-making, and discussion. Also addresses managed care, health care costs, ethics, and alternative site care.
Author: Diane Brown
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Perfect for: • Undergraduate Nursing Students • Postgraduate Specialist Nursing Pathways (Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing) • TAFE Bachelor of Nursing Program Lewis’s Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 4th Edition is the most comprehensive go-to reference for essential information about all aspects of professional nursing care of patients. Using the nursing process as a framework for practice, the fourth edition has been extensively revised to reflect the rapid changing nature of nursing practice and the increasing focus on key nursing care priorities. Building on the strengths of the third Australian and New Zealand edition and incorporating relevant global nursing research and practice from the prominent US title Medical-Surgical Nursing, 9th Edition, Lewis’s Medical-Surgical Nursing, 4th Edition is an essential resource for students seeking to understand the role of the professional nurse in the contemporary health environment. • 49 expert contributors from Australia and New Zealand • Current research data and Australian and New Zealand statistics • Focus on evidence-based practice • Review questions and clinical reasoning exercises • Evolve Resources for instructor and student, including quick quiz’s, test banks, review questions, image gallery and videos. • Chapter on current national patient safety and clinical reasoning • Over 80 new and revised case studies • Chapter on rural and remote area nursing • Fully revised chapter on chronic illness and complex care • Chapter on patient safety and clinical reasoning • Greater emphasis on contemporary health issues, such as obesity and emergency and disaster nursing • Australia and New Zealand sociocultural focus.
Author: Claire A. Aloan
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 1997
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.
Author: Marilyn Winterton Edmunds
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-04-17
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.
Author: Alon Y. Avidan
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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!
Author: Chad Starkey
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Release Date: 2015-02-06
Organized by body region, each chapter begins with a review of anatomy and biomechanics; proceeds through clinical evaluation, pathologies, and related special tests; and concludes with a discussion of on-field or initial management of specific injuries