Workbook for Pilbeam’s Mechanical Ventilation 6th Edition PDF Free Download
The goal of this workbook is to assist the respiratory care student in the mastery of the information presented in Pilbeam’s Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications, Sixth Edition, by James M. Cairo. Reading any medical textbook requires active participation, which is very different from the passive reading we do for pleasure. The reader should expect to read the material slowly and carefully to aid in the comprehension of the material. You should focus your attention on the information being presented. Reading with a purpose increases concentration, comprehension, retention, and interest in the subject matter. I recommend that the student use the text and workbook in the following manner: First, preview or scan through the text by reading the title, outline, objectives, and key terms. Remember: the learning objectives indicate what the author intends for the reader to know after finishing with the chapter. Skim the headings and subheadings. Read the Chapter summary. This highlights the structure of the chapter and emphasizes important concepts. Next, turn the title into a question. The idea here is that asking a question focuses your reading on finding information that will help you answer the question. It makes reading a more active search for meaning. Use the review questions in the workbook to help you focus on important points in the chapter. Read carefully (in manageable chunks) to answer these questions. Note important details and relationships of ideas. The review questions in this workbook are based on the author’s learning objectives for each chapter. Pay particular attention to the figures, boxes, tables, key points, case studies, and clinical scenarios because they are included to help learn the material. Then review the textbook’s Chapter Review Questions. Be able to answer all of the questions. This will ensure that highlighting or annotating the textbook is being done efficiently. After this, answer the Critical Thinking Questions and the Case Study Questions in the Workbook. This will help with analysis and application-type questions seen on the board exams. Re-read any topic you are struggling with to ensure your understanding of the concept. The next step is to attempt the NBRC-type questions. Once you have read a chapter or topic, try reading peer-reviewed literature on the subject that includes experiments and case studies. This will help you apply your reading into the real world of respiratory care. And never forget to ask for help sooner rather than later if a topic is just not sinking in. All Answers for the Workbook are available through your Instructor via the Evolve website.