This comprehensive text presents readers with a broad range of cases scenarios in respiratory care that help develop important critical thinking skills in information gathering and decision-making. Readers are exposed to the real-life ethical dilemmas confronting medical workers in today's more techlogically advanced health care environment, including treatment of the terminally ill. In addition, readers are exposed to a variety of medical laboratory tests and practices in the different settings they are likely to encounter in respiratory care. This second edition text includes t only the important skills and practices required in respiratory care, but also the challenging dilemmas health care workers face on the job.
William A. French, MA, RRT, is the Director of Clinical Education at Lakeland Community College in Mentor, Ohio..