Prepare students for careers as respiratory therapists with the solid foundation in anatomy and physiology found in Des Jardins' best-selling CARDIOPULMONARY ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY: ESSENTIALS OF RESPIRATORY CARE, 7E. This reader-friendly presentation delivers the most complete, accurate information about the structure and function of the respiratory system. Clear, concise coverage presents even complicated concepts in an understandable format using full-color design and proven learning features to help students apply what they learn in their own professional careers. Thirteen new Clinical Connections add to the book's total 141 Clinical Connections and directly link content to today's clinical setting, highlighting real situations that respiratory therapists encounter every day. In addition, these features enhance classroom discussion and strengthen critical-thinking skills.