Linz's Comprehensive Respiratory Diseases

ISBN: 9781449652715
ISBN-10: 1449652719
Copyright: 2020
Edition: 1st
Author: Karpel, Sindee, Linz, Anthony,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 100
Reviewer: Steven Hamick,  AAS, BIS  (William Beaumont Hospitals)
This is a comprehensive book of common respiratory diseases and other disorders that impact the respiratory system.
According to the book, the goal is to assist respiratory care students in gaining the pulmonary disease knowledge base to pass the National Board for Respiratory Care's (NBRC) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialing exams and function as competent, confident respiratory therapists. The book meets its stated objectives.
The intended audience is students enrolled in respiratory care programs. It would be an excellent, up-to-date resource for practicing RTs as well.
Each chapter begins with a chapter outline, objectives, and key terms, followed by a case study related to the chapter topic and an introduction. Readers are given evidence-based, disease-specific guidelines of the diagnosis, etiology, testing, treatment, and management of each topic disorder via figures, tables, boxes, and "knowledge check" questions. Each chapter ends with a summary, key points, chapter questions, and references. There is a glossary and index at the end of the book.
This is an excellent book. I highly recommend it for respiratory care programs and as a worthy resource for practicing respiratory therapists as well.
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1-10 Are the author's objectives met? 10
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1-5 Is this written at an appropriate level? 5
1-5 Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 5
1-5 Are there significant omissions? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 5
1-5 Rate the authority of the authors. 5
1-5 Are there sufficient illustrations? 5
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1-5 Rate the pertinence of the references. 5
1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 5
1-5 If important in this specialty, rate the physical appearance of the book N/A
1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 10
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? N/A