Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice

Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice
2021 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Dean R. Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC; Neil R. MacIntyre, MD, FAARC; Shelley C. Mishoe, PhD, RRT, FAARC; William F. Galvin, MSEd, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC
ISBN-10: 1-284-15522-6 / ISBN-13: 978-1-284-15522-8
eISBN-10: 1-284-15531-5 / eISBN-13: 978-1-284-15531-0
Respiratory Therapy, Exam Preparation


With contributions from over 75 of the foremost experts in the field, the fourth edition of best-selling Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice continues to represent the absolute best in clinical and academic expertise. The Fourth Edition includes numerous updates and revisions that provide strong foundational knowledge. More than an introductory text, this comprehensive resource will be referenced and utilized by students throughout their educational and professional careers.

Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Fourth Edition has been thoroughly reviewed and updated with the latest content to reflect current trends and topics important to contemporary respiratory care practice. With foundations in evidence-based research, the fourth edition covers patient assessment, respiratory therapeutics, respiratory diseases, applied sciences, and the professional aspects of respiratory care. Brand new chapters have been added to cover topics such as lung transplantation and sepsis, and the inclusion of new contributors has infused new perspectives and more modern coverage of important topics.

Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Fourth Edition incorporates up to date and essential information on the practice of respiratory care into a well-organized, cohesive, reader-friendly guide, helping students learn skills such as critical thinking, care plan development, patient education, and clinical leadership. Including a wealth of student and instructor resources, this text provides essential information in a practical and manageable format for optimal learning and retention. This new edition was constructed with content cross-referencing the National Board for Respiratory Care’s (NBRC) examination matrix, ensuring that all the topics on the board exams are included. The fourth edition of Respiratory Care: Principles and Practicee continues to assist students in mastering the art and science of respiratory care, contributing to improvements in the stature of the respiratory care profession, and—most importantly—improvements in the care of patients with respiratory disorders.

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Specialty Score: 2.67 Health Sciences - Respiratory Therapy
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is an outstanding book that continues to be a standard in respiratory care."

-- Steven Hamick, AAS, BIS (William Beaumont Hospitals) Doody's Review - previous edition


Although this book is intended primarily for respiratory therapy students, it will prove a useful and insightful reference for clinicians. The authors are experts in their fields.

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