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This guide is a starting point for locating Respiratory Care Assistant and Respiratory Therapy books, videos, journal articles, images and credible websites.

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Subject Searching

Here are just a few of the many subjects assigned to Respiratory Care-related resources
artificial respiration respiratory intensive care
asepsis respiratory organs--diseases
cardiopulmonary system--physiology respiratory therapists
oxygen therapy respiratory therapy
pulmonary sleep disorders
respiratory ventilators, mechanical
respiratory emergencies  

Reference Sources

Reference materials are well indexed, up-to-date, concise, and highly credible. They provide overviews, definitions, specific information (such as causes & symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, prognosis, etc) or addresses. Types of reference books include: directories, dictionaries and encyclopedias, basic health books (describing diseases and conditions), and drug resources.

Electronic Reference

Physical Reference

Conn's Current Therapy REF RM101 .C87

Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment REF RC71 .A14

Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary REF R 121.D73 (Ready Reference--located at our reference desks)

Goldman's Cecil Medicine REF RC46 .C423

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine REF RC46 .H333



Respiratory Care Course Reserve

Don't forget to check out the books your instructors have placed on course reserve for you!

Call Number Ranges

Use these call number ranges to browse our collection shelves.

Also look for e-books and streaming videos.

QP121 cardiopulmonary anatomy & physiology
RC86-88.9 medical emergencies, critical care, intensive care *RC 87.9 includes mechanical ventilation*, first aid
RC705-779 respiratory system
RC591 asthma
RC702 cardiopulmonary diseases
RC734.P84 pulmonary function tests
RC735.I5 inhalation therapy (respiratory therapy)
RC735.R48 respiratory emergencies
RJ431-436 pediatric & adolescent respiratory diseases/disorders
RC591 asthma

Recommended Titles

Respiratory Care

With contributions from over 75 of the foremost experts in the field, the fourth edition continues to represent the very best in clinical and academic expertise.

Mosby's Respiratory Care Equipment

Master the equipment, devices, and techniques used in respiratory therapy! Using a how-to approach, this text helps you learn to identify and select equipment, understand its operation, and apply your knowledge to clinical practice.

Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation

This evidence-based text covers the most fundamental and advanced concepts surrounding mechanical ventilation.

Covid-19 Airway Management and Ventilation Strategy for Critically Ill Older Patients

This book describes the issues and challenges that clinicians encountered in the management of older critically ill patients during the Covid-19 pandemic, and offers practical information on how to manage them.

Respiratory Care Calculations Revised

The revised 4th edition is extremely valuable to both students and seasoned practitioners in all patient care situations.

Pulmonary Pathology

Pulmonary Pathology: An Atlas and Text is a comprehensive, highly illustrated guide to diagnoses in pulmonary pathology, including tumors and lymphomas.

Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals

Written with health professions students in mind, the Third Edition offers an engaging, approachable, and comprehensive overview of human anatomy and physiology.

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