A new edition of the classic text, Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Second Edition is a truly authoritative text for respiratory care students who desire a complete and up to date exploration of the technical and professional aspects of respiratory care. With foundations in evidence-based practice, this essential text reviews respiratory assessment, respiratory therapeutics, respiratory diseases, basic sciences and their application to respiratory care, the respiratory care profession, and much more. Edited and authored by leading experts, Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice incorporates the latest information on the practice of respiratory care into a well-organized, reader-friendly guide to help students learn to develop care plans, critical thinking skills, strong communication and patient education skills, and the clinical leadership skills needed to succeed. This text provides essential information in a practical and manageable format for optimal learning and retention. Features include Clinical Practice Guidelines, Key Points, and Respiratory Recaps to help students apply knowledge to practice and retain key information, as well as hundreds of glossary terms with clear definitions, and concise explanations of important concepts and equations. Including a wealth of full color photos and illustrations, and content cross-referenceing the NBRC examination matrices, Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Second Edition is the definitive resource for today’s successful respiratory care practitioner. PRAISE Students Prefer Hess Over Another Textbook "I was using another text previously. I asked my students to carefully compare our current text and Hess side-by-side, and my students' vote was in favor of Hess. I have now adopted Hess for my respiratory courses. I am very pleased to see a chapter on clinical-decision-making; this is a key important feature. Also, the quality of the illustrations and photographs are fantastic!" ~ Michael Chaney, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
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