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Equipment for Respiratory Care eBook



Enhance Your Journey to Becoming a Respiratory Care Expert

Comprehensive Guide for Practical Application

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the field of respiratory care with the Equipment for Respiratory Care, Second Edition. This groundbreaking eBook takes a unique approach by providing comprehensive coverage of respiratory equipment usage in practical, clinical settings. Say goodbye to traditional textbooks that focus solely on the “what” and “why” aspects, as this Second Edition delves deep into the crucial “how” of respiratory equipment utilization.

From Theory to Operation: Mastering Therapeutic Modalities

Delve into the intricate world of respiratory care as this eBook combines theory and operation to guide you towards mastering the art of matching therapeutic modalities to individual patient needs. Gain valuable insights on when and why to use specific equipment while fully understanding the importance of each action. With Equipment for Respiratory Care, Second Edition, you will become well-versed in the utilization of respiratory equipment and its significance in enhancing patient outcomes.

Your Path to Success: Prepare for the NBRC Exam with Confidence

Equip yourself for success and ensure a smooth path towards achieving your Respiratory Care goals by utilizing Equipment for Respiratory Care, Second Edition as your go-to exam preparation resource. Developed with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) 2020 Examination in mind, this eBook serves as a comprehensive guide for learners seeking to conquer their exams. Take advantage of the online study aides and detailed simulations offered within this eBook, providing you with the necessary tools to excel and secure your future as a skilled Respiratory Care practitioner.

About the Authors

Teresa A. Volsko, MBA, MHHS, RRT, CMTE, FAARC, is a fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care and serves as adjunct faculty for Rush University in Chicago and Northeast Ohio Medical University in Ohio. Terry is the director of Respiratory Care, Transport, and the Communication Center and interim director of the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute for Akron Children’s Hospital. She is the author of over 100 abstract and manuscript publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and several book chapters. Terry has served the profession in many capacities and is currently a member of the board of trustees for the American Respiratory Care Foundation, on the board of directors for Lambda Beta, an editorial board member of the journal Respiratory Care, and on the American Association for Respiratory Care’s Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines Committee. Born and raised in the Youngstown, Ohio, area, she received her associate degree in respiratory therapy technology, bachelor of science and master of health and human services, and master of business administration from Youngstown State University. Terry’s passion for the respiratory care profession and her dedication to mentoring respiratory care students and credentialed professionals spans more than three decades.

Robert L. Chatburn, MHHS, RRT-NPS, FAARC, is an Associate Professor department of Medicine, at Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care. Rob is currently the clinical research manager, section of respiratory therapy, at the Cleveland Clinic. Previously he was the technical director of respiratory care at University Hospitals for 20 years. He is the author of 11 textbooks and over 250 publications in medical journals. He is an Associate Editor of the Respiratory Care Journal and is recognized internationally as a research scientist and authority on mechanical ventilation and pediatric respiratory care. Mr. Chatburn was born and raised in Niles, Ohio. He received an AS degree from Cuyahoga Community and BS and MHHS from Youngstown State University. He started his career at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in 1977. In 1979 he was promoted to research coordinator. In 1986 he took the position of technical director of pediatric respiratory care, and in 1995 annexed the adult division in well. In 1997 he became an assistant professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University and was promoted to associate professor in 1998. In 2006 Mr. Chatburn became the clinical research manager, of a section of respiratory therapy, at the Cleveland Clinic. His academic appointment is currently associate professor, department of medicine, Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Rob was among the first 13 people awarded a fellowship in the American Association for Respiratory Care in 1998 and received the 2007 Forrest M. Bird Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award.

Dr. Mohamad F. El-Khatib is a professor of anesthesiology and director of the respiratory therapy department at the American University of Beirut – Medical Center. Dr. El-Khatib has published more than 115 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts in the field of anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and respiratory care. Dr. El-Khatib’s main area of interest is the optimization of mechanical ventilation, including newer and non-conventional modes of ventilatory support and strategies for liberation from mechanical ventilation. Dr. El-Khatib has lectured at many international and regional meetings. He is currently the managing editor of the Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology and is a reviewer for the journals of Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Care, Critical Care, American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Lung, and Saudi Journal of Anesthesia.

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