- 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
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,186,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 readersâ€™ 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.
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