Respiratory Therapy Resources

The purpose of this guide is to lead the beginning researcher to the most important and useful sources in the Circulating Books Collection and online for the study of respiratory therapy.  The list of sources is not exhaustive; please consult with a Reference Librarian for additional suggestions. 


Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care.  Robert L. Wilkins, James K. Stoller, and Robert M. Kacmarek, eds.
   Call number:  615.836 Egans.

Mechanical Ventilation.  Neil R. MacIntyre and Richard D. Branson.  Call number:  615.836 Mechanical.

Mosby's Respiratory Care Equipment.  Jimmy M. Cairo.  Call number:  615.836028.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support.  Guy H. Haskell.  Call number:  618.920025076.

Respiratory Care Pharmacology.  Joseph L. Rau.  Call number:  616.200461 Rau.

Written Registry Exam Review for Respiratory Care:  Guidelines for Success.  William V. Wojciechowski, ed.
  Call number:  615.836076 Written.


The Sonoma/Napa and Partners (SNAP) online catalog is the gateway to circulating books on Napa history. Search by keyword, author, title or subject. Subject headings strive to identify topics with consistent terminology. The basic terminology is produced by the Library of Congress. Always look at the subject headings in any catalog, database or index to make sure that you are searching with the most relevant terminology. Once you have the right terms, it's much easier to find the right books.When searching by subject, use one or more of the subject headings below:

Artificial Respiration                                                               Respiratory Therapy
Bronchodilator Agents Administration and Dosage                Respiratory Therapy Equipment and Supplies
Bronchodilator Agents Pharmacology                                    Respiratory Therapy Examination Questions
Pediatric Respiratory Diseases                                              Respiratory Therapy Instrumentation
Resuscitation Methods Examination Questions                     Respiratory Therapy Methods
Respiration, Artifical Methods                                                Respiratory Therapy for Newborn Infants
Respirators (Medical Equipment)                                           Respiratory Tract Diseases Therapy
Respiratory Agents
Respiratory Insufficiency Treatment

Connect to SNAP catalog

The following databases may be useful in locating information on Napa history. These reference sources are available online through Solano, Napa and Partners (SNAP) databases and require a library card or e-card to access them.

Academic Search Complete
Academic OneFile (Gale)  
Infotrak Newsstand (Gale) 
Lexis-Nexis Academic on campus use only

General OneFile (Gale) 
Opposing Viewpoints in Context 
Student Resources In Context  


American Journal of Nursing
Home Healthcare Nurse
NIH Medline Plus
Pediatric Nursing


What is a Respiratory Therapist?
Career information provided the the American Association for Respiratory Care. This site covers what RTs do, where they work, the use of high-tech equipment, advancement opportunities, employment outlook and how to get started.

Medline Plus is a great source to help answer health questions. It brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other governmental agencies and health-related organizations.

"PubMed comprises approximately 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant Web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources.  PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)."

University of Iowa Virtual Hospital
Health information for respiratory problems.

Additional websites can be found on the Respiratory Therapy website page.

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Last updated:  Sept. 15, 2011                                                Questions & Comments: Nancy McEnery