Comprehensive Respiratory Therapy Exam Preparation Guide, 3rd Edition

Book Description

Completely updated to reflect the 2015 NBRC TMC and CSE exams, Comprehensive Respiratory Therapy Exam Preparation Guide, Third Edition is an extensive for respiratory therapy students and who are preparing to take the exam. This up-to-date, comprehensive resource provides a thorough overview of all content covered on the exam, while also providing students with test taking strategies and tips.

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Preferred . This provides users with to the full eBook, Navigate Test Prep, and CSE Simulations. The Test Prep allows students to build their own practice exams by selecting questions for specific topic areas such as Patient Data Evaluation and Recommendations; Troubleshooting and Quality Control of Equipment; and Infection Control, and Initiation and Modification of Interventions. Detailed feedback and question rationales are provided to guide students in their exam preparation. Students can flag questions answered incorrectly to focus on subject areas they are weak in. Numerous CSE Simulations allow students to practice and prepare for the CSE portion of the exam.


  • Robust online Test Prep platform with hundreds of practice questions
  • Multiple CSE Simulations
  • "What to Expect on This Category of the NBRC Exam" feature appears at the opening of each chapter
  • Extensive test taking tips and study strategies
  • Post Tests at the end of every chapter

Table of Contents

SECTION I Shared Topical Content TMC and CSE Exams
CHAPTER 1 Evaluate Data in the Patient Record
CHAPTER 2 Gather Clinical
CHAPTER 3 Perform Procedures to Gather Clinical Information
CHAPTER 4 Evaluate Procedure Results
CHAPTER 5 Recommend Diagnostic Procedures
CHAPTER 6 Assemble and Troubleshoot Equipment
CHAPTER 7 Ensure Infection Control
CHAPTER 8 Perform Quality Control Procedures
CHAPTER 9 Maintain a Patent Airway Including the Care of Artificial Airways
CHAPTER 10 Perform Airway Clearance and Lung Expansion Techniques
CHAPTER 11 Support Oxygenation and Ventilation
CHAPTER 12 Administer Medications and Specialty Gases
CHAPTER 13 Ensure Modifications are Made to the Respiratory Care Plan
CHAPTER 14 Evidence-Based Medicine Principles
CHAPTER 15 Provide Respiratory Care Techniques in High- Situations
CHAPTER 16 Assist a Physician/Provider in Performing Procedures
CHAPTER 17 Initiate and Conduct Patient and Family Education

SECTION II Clinical Simulation Exam (CSE)
CHAPTER 18 Preparing for the Clinical Simulation Exam
CHAPTER 19 Taking the Clinical Simulation Exam
CHAPTER 20 Clinical Simulation Exam Case Pearls

APPENDIX A An Important Companion Resource to Help Ensure Exam Success
APPENDIX B Test-Taking Tips and Techniques
APPENDIX C Cardiopulmonary Calculations

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