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Certified Respiratory Therapist Exam Review Guide with Online Access, 2nd Edition

  • Craig L. Scanlan
  • Albert J. Heuer
  • ISBN-10: 1284029034
  • ISBN-13: 9781284029031
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

Comprehensive Respiratory Therapy Exam Preparation Guide, Second Edition is a comprehensive study guide for respiratory therapy students and graduates of accredited respiratory therapy education programs who are seeking to take the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), or Clinical Simulation Exam (CSE) credentialing exams from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Comprehensive Respiratory Therapy Exam Preparation Guide, Second Edition is reflective of the current CRT and RRT, CSE exam matrix and authored by experts who take the credentialing exam annually, so you can be confident that the content and format of this guide is current!


  • Comprehensive coverage and review of NBRC competencies

  • Shared topical content covered on all 3 exams: CRT, RRT, and CSE

  • Hundreds of practice questions and answers with explanations

  • Test-taking tips and techniques

  • Specific advice on making good answer choices and avoiding bad ones

  • Hundreds of summary tables and illustrations

  • Mock exams

  • Practice clinical simulation problems

  • Cardiopulmonary calculations

  • References and additional resources

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Review Existing Data in Patient Record
Chapter 2: Collect and Evaluate Pertinent Clinical Information
Chapter 3: Recommend Procedures to Obtain Additional Data
Chapter 4: Manipulate Equipment by Order or Protocol
Chapter 5: Ensure Infection Control
Chapter 6: Perform Quality Control Procedures
Chapter 7: Maintain Records and Communicate Information
Chapter 8: Maintain Patent Airway/ Care of Artificial Airways
Chapter 9: Remove Bronchopulmonary Secretions
Chapter 10: Achieve Adequate Respiratory Support
Chapter 11: Evaluate and Monitor Patient’s Objective and Subjective Responses to Respiratory Care
Chapter 12: Independently Modify Therapeutic Procedures Based on the Patient’s Response
Chapter 13: Recommend Modifications in the Respiratory Care Plan
Chapter 14: Determine Appropriateness of the Prescribed Respiratory Care Plan and Recommend Modifications
Chapter 15: Initiate, Conduct, or Modify Respiratory Care Techniques in an Emergency Setting
Chapter 16: Act As an Assistant to the Physician Performing Special Procedures
Chapter 17: Initiate and Conduct Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Home Care
Chapter 18: Preparing for the Clinical Simulation Exam
Chapter 19: Taking the Clinical Simulation Exam
Chapter 20: Clinical Simulation Exam Case Management Pearls