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The Comprehensive Respiratory Therapist Exam Review: Entry and Advanced Levels, 5e [Paperback]

James R. Sills
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January 11, 2010 0323067018 978-0323067010 5th

Prepare for success on respiratory therapy credentialing exams! Updated to reflect the 2009 National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) content outlines, Sills' The Comprehensive Respiratory Therapist's Exam Review, 5th Edition helps you review for both entry and advanced level credentialing exams. It covers every testable subject, providing content review, self-assessment questions, and study hints. The new Evolve website contains electronic testing offering realistic practice for the entry-level credentialing exam and the advanced-level credentialing Written Registry Exam (WRE) and Clinical Simulation Exam (CSE).

  • Unique! Exam Hint boxes point out subjects that are frequently tested, helping you study, plan your time, and improve your test-taking skills.
  • Self-study questions are included at the end of each chapter, accompanied by answers and rationales in the back of the book.
  • Complexity level codes (recall, application, and analysis) help you prepare for questions in the way that is most appropriate (e.g., memorization for recall or synthesis for analysis).
  • NBRC content outline coding provides a code for each topic so you can be sure that you have covered every topic that might appear on the exam.
  • CRT and RRT level codes speed your review by identifying the individual topics for the CRT and RRT exams, as well as topics for both.
  • The Evolve website includes practice tests so you can assess your understanding before and after you have reviewed, allowing for practice in the computerized exam format.

    • All online practice tests include the same number of questions as the actual exams, with 160 questions for the CRT review, 115 questions for the WRE review, and 11 practice simulations for the CSE review.
    • A question randomizing feature ensures that you never have to take the same practice test twice.
    • Study mode allows you to answer questions and get immediate feedback.
    • Exam mode lets you take a timed exam with feedback after the test is completed.
  • One text now covers both the entry and advanced levels of Respiratory Therapists credentialing exams, so you need only one book to prepare for CRT and RRT credentials.
  • Updated content reflects the NBRC's new examination content outlines, so you get an accurate, current review.
  • New coverage includes subject areas such as CPAP/BiPAP titration during sleep, hemodynamic monitoring, hyperinflation therapy, laryngeal mask airway, high frequency ventilation, oxygen titration, thoracentesis, ultrasound, and ventilator-associated pneumonia protocols.
  • An Evolve website includes both CRT and RRT practice exams.

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About the Author

Jim writes The Comprehensive Respiratory Therapist Exam Guide: Advanced and Entry Level 5e, 2010. and he contributes as a WFH on the Testbank for DesJardins: Clinical Manifestionations and Assessmen of Respiratory Disease, 5e

He is listed:
James R. Sills, MEd, CPFT, RRT
Professor Emeritus
Former Director, Respirtory Care Program
Rock Valley College
Rockford, IL

Product Details

  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 5th edition (January 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323067018
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323067010
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #406,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Respiratory Study Guide - really helps for boards November 8, 2011
By DreaM
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This book was awesome to review Respiratory before I took my boards. I used this book and Kettering to pass my CRT and RRT exams. This book gives great study tips/hints for the tests in little boxes throughout the chapter, and also gives practice questions. In the older version there is a cd with practice questions and sims with explanations that helped me. In the newer edition, there is a website to go on for practice, instead of the cd. I had the original book, my husband had the newer version last year.

This book takes a long time to read/go through if you are being thorough, but it is worth it so you are not retaking the tests several times - I passed all my tests the first time I took them. Good practice questions too.

If you want to pass the test, would definitely recommend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 star review December 31, 2011
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This book was recommended to us instead of taking the Kettering Seminar. I got both and I think that the Kettering books were more helpful. The questions on the online practice sessions are good but if you are looking to do reading and reviewing, I think that it's too much. The wording and the organization isnt the best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Required for my Program and actually useful! August 25, 2013
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You must get it with the code to get the maximum benefit. I haven't read the whole book yet but so far it has been a very useful refresher tool for past learning. I have tried the online exam in the learning mode and found it to be an awesome learning tool as well as giving insight to how the examiners want you to think. I highly recommend this for anyone going through a respiratory care program.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book for CRT RRT SIMS preparation January 30, 2014
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This is a great book. It provides exam questions, analyzes the question for you and even tells you how the question is weighted in the exam. It also provides the answers so that no guesswork is involved.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good practice March 18, 2013
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It needs to have a few more practice exams in both CRT and RRT exams. It is a good review book to have on hand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Comprehensive Respiratory Exam Review April 11, 2014
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This is a great book for Respiratory Care Students who want to prepare for their board exam. Worth every penny
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