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Respiratory Therapy


Patient Education Resources from the American College of Chest Physicians.

Recommended Website Links

It can be difficult to find websites that have reliable information. Your instructors may restrict the types of websites used for a project because it can be difficult to find the author, if the site has been reviewed, or even when it was published. Anyone can add anything to the internet, so it is best to proceed with caution, especially when researching a nursing or health-related topic. Here is a list of sites that contain authoritative information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This site has information about diseases, conditions, and other public health matters.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

This site has general information about health conditions, clinical trials, and updates on the latest medical research.

PubMed Central

National Institutes of Health repository for peer-reviewed primary research reports in the life sciences.                                                         View the full text of articles online.


MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations.