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The Respiratory Therapist as Disease Manager + Navigate 2 Advantage Access

  • Harry R. Leen
  • ISBN-10: 1284168956
  • ISBN-13: 9781284168952
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

The Respiratory Therapist as Disease Manager serves as a concise and informative knowledge base for disease management in the practice of respiratory therapy. Written for both students and practicing clinicians, this a foundational resource for the Respiratory Therapist who desires to augment their acute care and technical skills with a knowledge base that will enable them to competently perform the duties of a Pulmonary Disease Manager. Fully equipped with case management, patient-education, and self-management content, there is no other textbook like this on the market. The Respiratory Therapist as Disease Manager promotes the concept of behavioral modification in patients through education in conjunction with counseling. Education in and of itself is necessary but not sufficient to increase a patient’s ability to manage their chronic disease and thus optimize their quality of life. A more advanced knowledge of chronic respiratory diseases, such as pulmonary hypertension, is presented and focuses on those aspects of each disorder which are relevant to the practice of disease management, such as epidemiology, clinical considerations, and patient education as well as counseling. Factors that are essential to disease management, such as patient adherence to treatment regimens, are discussed as well as specific strategies to resolve self-management inadequacies. The Respiratory Therapist as Disease Manager fills the void of the respiratory therapy curriculum where disease management will be a core competency.


  • A comprehensive chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint deck

  • A test bank containing questions on aChapter-by-chapter basis

  • Answers to the in-text and additional Case Studies

  • Case Studies that focus on such topics as care transition and patient counseling are available online as writeable PDFs

  • Answers to the Test Your Knowledge questions that conclude eachChapter

  • Key Points are available for eachChapter to reinforce essential concepts

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: An Overview
Chapter 2: Asthma: An Overview
Chapter 3: Bronchiectasis: An Overview
Chapter 4: Interstitial Lung Disease: An Overview
Chapter 5: Pulmonary Hypertension: An Overview
Chapter 6: Case Management: Foundations
Chapter 7: Respiratory Therapist Case Manager
Chapter 8: Home Respiratory Support
Chapter 9: The Respiratory Therapist as CTC/Navigator
Chapter 10: Motivational Interviewing: An Introduction
Chapter 11: Health Behavior Theory: An Overview
Chapter 12: The Common-Sense Model: An Overview
Chapter 13: The Respiratory Therapist as Self-Management Trainer