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Description: With contributions from over 75 of the foremost experts in the field, the third edition of best-selling Respiratory Care Principles and Practice represents the very best in clinical and academic expertise. Taught in leading respiratory care programs, it continues to be the top choice for instructors and students alike. The Third Edition includes numerous updates and revisions that provide the best foundational knowledge available as well as new, helpful instructor resources and student learning tools.Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Third Edition is a complete and up-to-date exploration of the technical and professional aspects of respiratory care. With foundations in evidence-based practice, this essential resource reviews respiratory assessment, respiratory therapeutics, respiratory diseases, basic sciences and their application to respiratory care, the respiratory care profession, and much more.Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Third Edition incorporates the latest information on the practice of respiratory care into a well-organized, cohesive, 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. Including a wealth of student and instructor resources, and content cross-referencing the NBRC examination matrices, Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, Third Edition is the definitive resource for today's successful respiratory care practitioner. FEATURESMore user-friendly content specifically for the anatomy and physiology of respiratory, cardiac, renal, and neural systems.Expanded, revised, and enhanced resources for students and instructorsMore than 580 photos and illustrations, and more than 240 tables and equationsKEY CONTENT2015 NBRC Competencies AARC Clinical Practice GuidelinesPatient Safety and ProtocolsVentilator Associated Events Patient EducationCritical ThinkingPrevention of Re-admissionsAffordable Care ActNEW CHAPTERSExtracorporeal Life Support for Respiratory FailureRespiratory Anatomy Respiratory Mechanics Control of BreathingCardiovascular, Renal, and Neural Anatomy and PhysiologyCHAPTER FEATURESChapter OutlineChapter Learning Objectives - correlated to the NBRCKey TermsBoxed FeaturesRespiratory Recap - review of key study points for core contentStop and Think - provides an opportunity for critical thinkingAge-Specific Recaps - provides unique differences that are age specific--usually pediatric/neo-natal focused or geriatricCase StudiesEquations Clinical Practice Guidelines Key PointsReferencesINSTRUCTOR RESOURCESInstructor's ManualTransition GuideConversion GuideSample SyllabusSlides in PowerPoint formatTest Bank Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.STUDENT RESOURCESNavigate 2 Advantage Access, includes:eBookKnowledge Check QuestionsInteractive GlossaryChapter QuizzesPractice ActivitiesFlashcardsDiscussion QuestionsCase StudiesKey Image ReviewAnimationsMid Term ExamFinal Exam