Respiratory Therapy Research Guide

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Useful MeSH SUBJECT HEADINGS for this topic:

Acidosis, respiratory
Administration, inhalation
Alkalosis, respiratory
Blood gas analysis
Bronchial diseases
Cystic fibrosis
Drainage, postural
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
High frequency ventilation
Hyperbaric oxygenation
Intubation, extratracheal
Lung diseases
  Lung diseases, interstitial
Lung diseases, obstructive
Lung neoplasms
Nebulizers and vaporizers
Oxygen inhalation therapy
Pleural diseases
Positive pressure respiration
Pulmonary edema
Pulmonary embolism
Pulmonary emphysema
Pulmonary ventilation
Respiration, artificial
Respiratory distress syndrome
Respiratory function tests
Respiratory insufficiency
Respiratory mechanics
Respiratory physiology
Respiratory sounds
Respiratory system
Respiratory therapy
Respiratory tract diseases
Respiratory tract infections
Sleep apnea central
Sleep apnea syndromes
Ventilator weaning
Ventilators, mechanical
disease by name*
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Useful NLM CALL NUMBERS on this subject:

WF 13 Respiratory system. Dictionaries. Encyclopedias WF 500 Bronchi
WF 17 Respiratory system. Atlases. Pictorial works WF 553 Asthma
WF 18.2 Respiratory system. Educational materials. Study guides WF 600 Lungs
WF 39 Respiratory handbooks. Resource guides WF 700 Pleura
WF 140 Diseases of the respiratory system QV Pharmacology
WF 141 Respiratory diseases. Examination. Diagnosis QV 39 Drug handbooks
WF 143 Respiratory diseases. Signs and symptoms QY 4 Clinical Pathology
WF 145 Respiratory diseases. Therapeutics QY 25 Laboratory manuals
WF 200 Tuberculosis (general) QY 39 Laboratory test handbooks
WF 300 Pulmonary tuberculosis

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Provides access to a collection of medical reference books including a medical dictionary.

Respiratory Resources
R WF13 E56 2006 Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine
R QS4 G784 2008 Gray's Anatomy
R QS17 N474a 2011 Atlas of Human Anatomy
Drug Handbooks
R QV4 G6532 Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis Of Therapeutics
R QV772 M555 Merck Index
R QV 772 P578 Physicians' Desk Reference
Lab Tests and Diagnosis
R QY 25 F528m A Manual Of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests
Medical Terminology
R W13 S814 Stedman's Medical Dictionary


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Periodicals available in the KC library

AARCTimes: an Official Publication of the American Association for Respiratory Therapy
Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy
Respiratory Care: the Official Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Therapy
Respiratory Care Clinics of North America (2000-2006)
RT:The Journal for Respiratory Care Practitioners

Periodicals available in the Medical Library

American Journal Of Respiratory And Critical Care Medicine
Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Clinics in Chest Medicine
European Respiratory Journal
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Respiratory Medicine

Periodicals available through the Electronic Journal Center 
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EMC: Pneumologie
Heart and Lung
Lung: An International Journal On Lungs, Airways, And Breathing
Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
Pediatric Pulmonology
Primary Care Respiratory Journals
Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Respiration Physiology
Respiration Physiology & Neurobiology
Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory Medicine: COPD Update
Respiratory Medicine Extra
Respiratory Medicine Research
Sleep and Breathing
Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Research

American Association for Respiratory Care
Hosted by the American Association for Respiratory Care. Provides member services, career and education resources, patient education, an online store, and advocacy information.
Advance for Respiratory Care Workers
ADVANCE for Respiratory Care Practitioners is a reader-friendly blend of breaking news, clinical developments, education trends, employment options, advice for professional advancement, top-notch columns, a letter forum for therapists, product information, business developments in the respiratory care world and other exciting features.
Auscultation Assistant
Designed to help students appreciate the different audio characteristics of heart murmurs and breath sounds
Lab Tests Online.
Designed to help people better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases
RT:The Journal for Respiratory Care Practitioners
Online access to professional journal for respiratory therapists
American Lung Association
Official site of the ALA. Provides general information and links on Asthma, tobacco control, air quality, diseases A to Z, occupational health, school programs, job leads, and current news.
Canadian Lung Association
Produced by the Canadian Lung Association. Presents information about, and the skills necessary for, daily living with lung disease. Provides background about lung disease, as well as anatomy, diagnosis, and management. The site is also available in French.
Ohio Society for Respiratory Care
A non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of professionalism and practice of respiratory care in Ohio. Contains member information, respiratory care resources and links, as well as other health or medically related information.
NBRC National Board for Respiratory Review
Voluntary health certifying board created to evaluate the professional competence of respiratory therapists. Provides information pertaining to respiratory care education and licensing, as well as examination/fee schedules, and a directory of state licensure agencies.
Kettering National Seminars Home Page
Provides professional examination reviews and continuing education to health care practitioners, including Respiratory Therapy. Includes seminar schedules and online registration forms.
Lung Foundation
The Australian Lung Foundation's Guide to Lung Health & Respiratory Medicine. The Australian Lung Foundation is working to assist the relief of people suffering from lung disease, and to promote better lung health. LungNet contains valuable information for both healthcare professionals and the community.
Created by the National Library of Medicine, this site provides perhaps the most comprehensive lists of COPD related links.
National Emphysema Foundation
The National Emphysema Foundation is a source of information about emphysema and other lung diseases.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Information on lung diseases for the general public.
RTSO Home Page
Maintained by the Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario, a non-profit organization of professionals devoted to the promotion of respiratory therapy in the province of Ontario. Provides job leads, a student's corner, and various respiratory care links.