The role of the Respiratory Therapist is continuously expanding. As case managers for pulmonary disease patients, today’s RTs help develop, assess, and revise patient care plans while also assisting with protocol administration, patient education, and disease management. Written for the undergraduate Respiratory Therapy student, Linz’s Comprehensive Respiratory Diseases helps respiratory therapy students gain the knowledge they need to pass the National Board for Respiratory Care’s (NBRC) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialing exams and launch careers as competent, confident respiratory therapists. The text provides a comprehensive overview of the pulmonary and cardiac disorders that are covered on the NBRC board exams and most frequently require an RT’s care in clinical settings.
Features and Benefits
"This is an excellent book. I highly recommend it for respiratory care programs and as a worthy resource for practicing respiratory therapists as well."
-- Steven Hamick, AAS, BIS (William Beaumont Hospitals) Doody's Review
The intended audience is students enrolled in respiratory care programs. It would be an excellent, up-to-date resource for practicing RTs as well.