Respiratory Therapy Subject
Scope of this guide: find books, articles, and other information resources for researching topics in Respiratory Therapy.
Call number areas to browse: RC705-779
Keywords to search: lungs, pulmonary, names of respiratory diseases, respiration, breathing,
types of equipment (e.g. respirators), respiratory, artificial respiration, chest, oxygen therapy
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Selected resources from the Web:
Association for Respiratory Care - Professional organization
representing respiratory therapists. Includes membership and meeting
information, industry news and job listings.
Clinical Practice Guidelines - Guidelines from the American
Association for Respiratory Care.
Disease - Information from the American Lung Association
on lung cancer, tuberculosis, emphysema and pneumonia,
sarcoidosis, HIV/AIDS and lung disease, and influenza.
Care Journal Online - Access to issues of Respiratory
Care Journal, the Official Journal of the AARC.