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Respiratory and Ventilation Books for EMS Professionals (or other non-RTs in healthcare)

As an EMT student, I have come to realize that we are taught very simple life-saving techniques: ABC’s. Airway, breathing, and circulation.Two of these (airway and breathing) fall directly within the same body system– the respiratory system– and as my time in Respiratory Therapy schooling has shown, EMS providers are not taught nearly enough to fully understand the respiratory system and its more complex disease processes and concepts that medics and EMTs run calls on all the time.

Because of this, I would like to use my knowledge as an RT student and share with my fellow EMS providers some excellent respiratory reading material.

Respiratory Disease: a case study approach to patient care

An important part of an EMT or Paramedic’s assessment is obtaining the . For some patients, respiratory diseases are often a part of their past medical history. Wilkins’ Respiratory Disease gives an in-depth explanation of a number of respiratory diseases that are only briefly covered in EMS education programs, such as Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, and Bronchiectasis.

Check out the rest of this post over at Everyday EMS Tips. Special thanks for Greg Friese for allowing me to post this on his site.

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