Gain realistic National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) Exam experience to help eliminate exam day surprises! The
Comprehensive Respiratory Therapist's Exam Review, 7th Edition covers every topic listed on the 2020 NBRC Detailed
Content Outline — and presents every item listed as testable on the Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) Exam and Clinical
Simulation Exam (CSE). It provides study hints, in-depth content review, and self-assessment questions with rationales
to help you retain more information. Two practice exams on an accompanying Evolve website prepare you for the TMC Exam.
In addition, twenty-two updated practice clinical simulation scenarios on Evolve offer invaluable CSE prep.
Updated content reflects 2020 NBRC Detailed Content Outline and examination matrix so that you know exactly what to
expect on the exams and can review each of the areas covered on the matrix.
Exam Hints point out commonly tested items to help you determine what to study, how to plan your time, and improve
Special NBRC coding of topics corresponds to every topic covered on the NBRC Detailed Content Outline (DCO) so that
you know exactly what to expect on the exams and can easily review each of the areas covered on the DCO.
Self-study questions at the end of each chapter include an answer key with rationales to help you analyze areas of
strengths and weaknesses in content learned. Additional analysis-type questions account for changes in the testing
Rationales for each question provide feedback for correct and incorrect answers to help you understand why an
answer is correct or incorrect and retain information better.
Difficulty level codes (recall, application, analysis) for each question included with each NBRC topic to help you
prepare for questions in a way that is most appropriate for that type of question (e.g., memorization for recall or
synthesis for analysis).
Twenty-two clinical simulations align in content and structure with the new 2020 NBRC Clinical Simulation Exam in
both study mode and exam mode. In the untimed study mode you can select each scenario individually and choose to
receive detailed feedback on the items that were selected, or on all possible items, upon completion. In the exam mode
you take all 22 scenarios with a 4-hour time limit and receive feedback after completion. The clinical simulations can
be found on the secured Evolve website and accessed by a pin code (access code in book). The software mimics that used
on the actual NBRC CSE.
Two 160-question versions of the Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) Exam align in content and structure with the new
2020 NBRC TMC Exam. The untimed study (pretest) version provides immediate feedback on each question with a rationale
about the correct and incorrect answers. The timed exam (posttest) version has a 3-hour limit. Feedback, including the
correct answer and a rationale for the correct and the incorrect answers, is
1. Patient Assessment and Care Management
2. Infection Control
3. Blood Gas Sampling, Analysis, Monitoring and Interpretation
4. Pulmonary Function Testing
5. Advanced Cardiopulmonary Monitoring
6. Oxygen and Medical Gas Therapy
7. Hyperinflation Therapy
8. Humidity and Aerosol Therapy
10. Bronchopulmonary Hygiene Therapy
11. Cardiac Monitoring and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
12. Airway Management
13. Suctioning the Airway
14. Intermittent Positive-Pressure Breathing (IPPB)
15. Mechanical Ventilation of the Adult
16. Mechanical Ventilation of the Neonate
17. Home Care and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
18. Special Procedures
Appendix: Answer Key for Self-study Questions