Synopses & Reviews
The newest edition of this comprehensive text highlights the fundamental principles and concepts of basic science material pertinent to the clinical practice of respiratory therapy, and to various aspects of cardiopulmonary physiology, including chemistry, physics, mathematics, microbiology, and physiological chemistry. The text takes many basic science theories, laws, and tenets and applies them to real-lfe examples. Numerous examples and an appendix of step-by-step solutions and answers to over 500 practice problems are included to guide learners along the path to complete understanding. The text presents learners with multiple opportunities to work through formulas and mathematical problems they will encounter clinically. Quick reference formulas appear on the inside front and back covers directing readers to the specific page where the formula is discussed.
ENTRY LEVEL EXAM REVIEW FOR RESPIRATORY CARE 3rd edition prepares the student for the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) licensing exam in 2 ways: through an exhaustive review of the 2009 matrix including full-length, pre and post exams, numerous analyses referenced to the AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines, and by allowing the student to create a personalized study plan to maximize study time.
About the Author
William V. Wojciechowski, MS, RRT is an Associate Professor at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. He currently serves as Chairman of the Department of Cardiorespiratory Care.
Table of Contents
PREFACE. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. CONTRIBUTORS. INTRODUCTION. Text Objectives. Organization of Book Content. How to Use Each Chapter. Entry-Level Examination Structure. Entry-Level Examination Matrix. Level of Questions. Entry-Level Examination Item Format. General Entry-Level Examination Information. Entry-Level Examination Preparation. CHAPTER 1 TEST PREPARATION: The Application. Mailing the Application. The Matrix and Clinical Practice. Study Hints. The Week of the Examination. The Day Before the Examination. The Day of the Examination. Expect to Pass. CHAPTER 2 PRETEST (140 ITEMS): Assessment. Chapter 2 Matrix Categories. Chapter 2 Pretest -- Entry-Level Examination Matrix Scoring Form. Pretest Answers and Analyses. References. CHAPTER 3 CLINICAL DATA (250 ITEMS): Assessment. Chapter 3 Matrix Categories. Chapter 3 Clinical Data -- Entry-Level Examination Matrix Scoring Form. Clinical Data Answers and Analyses. References. CHAPTER 4 EQUIPMENT (211 ITEMS). Assessment. Chapter 4 Matrix Categories. Chapter 4 Equipment -- Entry-Level Examination Matrix Scoring Form. Equipment Answers and Analyses. References. CHAPTER 5 THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES : Assessment. Chapter 5 Matrix Categories. Chapter 5 Therapeutic Procedures -- Entry-Level Examination Matrix Scoring Form. Therapeutic Procedures Answers and Analyses. References. CHAPTER 6 POSTTEST (140 ITEMS): Assessment. Chapter 6 Matrix Categories. Chapter 6 Posttest -- Entry-Level Examination Matrix Scoring Form. Posttest Answers and Analyses. References. APPENDIX: Quick Reference Material -- Clinical Data.