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Linz's Comprehensive Respiratory Diseases + Navigate 2 Advantage Access

  • Sindee Karpel
  • Anthony James Linz
  • ISBN-10: 1449652719
  • ISBN-13: 9781449652715
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

Navigate 2 now contains access to the NEW Anatomy & Physiology Review Module! 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.


  • 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Cardiopulmonary Assessment
Chapter 2: Diagnostic Testing and Monitoring
Chapter 3: Respiratory Failure
Chapter 4: Neuromuscular Diseases
Chapter 5: Disorders of the Chest Wall and Pleura
Chapter 6: Upper Airway Obstruction Disorders
Chapter 7: Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
Chapter 8: Asthma
Chapter 9: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 10: Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis
Chapter 11: Burns and Inhalational Injuries
Chapter 12: Lung Carcinoma
Chapter 13: Pneumonia
Chapter 14: Cardiac Arrhythmias
Chapter 15: Heart Failure
Chapter 16: Ischemic Heart Disease
Chapter 17: Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
Chapter 18: Shock
Chapter 19: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Chapter 20: Drowning Injury
Chapter 21: Interstitial Lung Diseases
Chapter 22: Post-Operative Pulmonary Complications
Chapter 23: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Chapter 24: Neonatal and Pediatric Pulmonary Disorders
Chapter 25: Lung Transplantation
Chapter 26: Palliative Care of the Respiratory Patient