Linz's Comprehensive Respiratory Diseases

Linz's Comprehensive Respiratory Diseases
1st Ed.
2020 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Sindee Karpel, MPA, RRT, AE-C
ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-5271-5
eISBN-13: 978-0-7637-7653-4
Respiratory Therapy, Exam Preparation


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

  • • Designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the pulmonary and cardiac disorders that are covered on the NBRC board exams.
  • • Includes Chapter Objectives and Key Terms to help focus student’s attention of key topics in the chapter.
  • • Organized to provide up-to-date information on the diagnosis, etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic testing, treatment and management of each disorder.
  • • A brief Case Study is presented in each chapter to introduce the topic at hand and provide context to the respiratory disorder.
  • • Knowledge Check Questions are included in each chapter and allow students to identify gaps in their content knowledge.

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Score: 100/100
5/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 1.9 Health Sciences - Respiratory Therapy
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"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.

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