Foundations of Respiratory Care 1st Edition

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Foundations of Respiratory Care covers the entire respiratory care profession from its inception in the last century into the new millennium and presents materials in plain, understandable language. Each chapter is presented in a very utile format with concise objectives, a chapter outline, and key terms to help readers better navigate the text. Clear and well explained illustrations augment the information in each chapter and are designed to enhance the readers’ understanding of the concepts under discussion. -- Dave Kissin, BS, RRT, CPFT ADVANCE for Respiratory Care Practitioners

About the Author

Kenneth A. Wyka has been in the field of respira¬tory care since 1970. He obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, and formal training in respiratory care from the Lenox Hill Hospital School for Respira¬tory Therapy in New York City. In 1972, he founded the respiratory therapy program at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, New Jersey. Since then, he managed the respiratory care department at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, was the director of respiratory clinical education at the Uni¬versity of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, started several pulmonary rehabilitation programs, worked in home care, and began a health-care/respiratory care consulting practice. He is the author of Respiratory Care in Alternate Sites and coauthor of Oakes' Respira¬tory Home Care: An On-Site Reference Guide. In addi¬tion, he has been the president of both the New Jersey and New York Societies for Respiratory Care and has been actively involved in several voluntary health and professional organizations. Currently, Ken is the Center Manager and Respiratory Care Patient Coordinator for Anthem Health Services in Queensbury, New York.

Paul J. Mathews PhD, RRT, FCCM, FCCP, FAARC is Associate Professor of Respiratory Care, School of Allied Health; Associate Professor in Physical Therapy; and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Center on Aging, University of Kansas. He received his respiratory therapy training at Yale-New Haven Medical Center in New Haven, Connecticut. He holds his undergraduate degree from Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Connecticut; a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Hartford in Connecticut; and EdS and PhD degrees from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri. He has published more than 160 articles in various national journals, has authored several books, serves on six editorial boards, and has lectured at many national and international meetings. In 1989, Dr. Mathews was president of the AARC, and, in 1990, he was selected for AARC Life Membership. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and of the American College of Chest Physicians. Currently, he is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

Dr. William Clark is the Director of the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where he also holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and the Department of Education. The PACS program trains teachers of the deaf, audiologists, and research scientists. Prior to his appointment in the School of Medicine, Dr. Clark was a Senior Research Scientist at CID and served as the Chairman of the Department of Speech and Hearing at Washington University. He has taught basic and advanced courses in acoustics, anatomy, research methods, and hearing disorders for many years. His work on noise-induced hearing loss encompasses laboratory studies of exposure in animal subjects, and field surveys of exposure and hearing loss both within and outside the workplace. Dr. Clark has published over 80 papers on the effects of noise on hearing and cochlear anatomy, physiology, and bioacoustics.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1032 pages
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning; 1 edition (November 5, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0766808939
  • ISBN-13: 978-0766808935
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.7 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,643,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My career in respiratory therapy began in 1971. I obtained a Masters in Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ along with my registry (RRT) credential in respiratory therapy. In 2003, I was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care (FAARC). Currently, I am the respiratory clinical specialist for Home Therapy Equipment in Clifton Park, NY and am actively involved with the NY State Society for Respiratory Care (NYSSRC). Formerly, I was an associate professor of clinical sciences and the director of the respiratory care clinical education program at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ, past president of the NJ Society for Respiratory Care and past House of Delegates member for the American Association for Respiratory Care.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "maxmiles2" on October 25, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I am an RT student and this was one of our required texts. We were the first class to have this book inflicted on us. Numerous mistakes have been found, by the students! Some of the answers to the review questions at the end of each chapter are nowhere to be found. We are all having a book burning party at the end of the semester. (That is not a joke) Please do not subject yourself to this book! Egans rules!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Edward A Scully on February 3, 2013
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Great service; arrived on Sunday which was unexpected, packaging was excellent. It was fun opening the plastic cover for this new book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By American Express on June 26, 2009
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I have not recevied the book yet or have I recieved a email saying the book has been shipped.
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By Lillie on September 29, 2010
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This product was purchased to supplement the online clinical manual by Ruth Buzbee. It was perfect for this purpose. I like the simple way the text reads and is not hard for the students to understand.
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