RT! - Reflections on a Career in Respiratory Therapy

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As a Respiratory Therapist, I had over thirty years of fascinating Health Care experience ranging from resuscitation of extremely premature babies to rehabilitation of older folks with chronic lung disease. The tales I tell may seem tall, but they are all true. Here you will find life, death, altruism, tragedy, and miracles. At times, I criticize perceived wrongs, but also embrace forgiveness. More

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About Jeff Maurer

Born in western Pennsylvania, raised in the 60s in the sarcasm belt of north-central New Jersey (yes, you can take the boy out of Jersey but you can not take the Jersey out of the boy), graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Education, I moved to San Francisco in 1977 (partly to see what it might be like to live someplace where the people wore flowers in their hair - someplace very different from what I had so far been accustomed to). After surviving significant initial culture shock, I spent most of the next two decades in various parts of the pacific northwest, and loved it. But in order to be closer to family, I then moved back east to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains where I was employed as a Respiratory Therapist in a children's hospital until I retired. I am now thankfully living on the Oregon coast.

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Review by: Barbara Wayland on Jan. 29, 2018 :
What a great, thorough, very readable book. I am a former respiratory therapist, and though I don’t feel I had the knowledge or experience Jeff did, I could understand his technical and physiological explanations.
I would highly recommend this book. It’s a very accurate depiction of what goes on in the real world of hospitals and respiratory therapy.
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Review by: Stephanie Haines on Jan. 23, 2018 :
ThumbsUp! I was a Respiratory Therapist for 40 years and I can truly appreciate this author’s insights and stories. The book gives a realistic portrait of Respiratory Therapy changing through the years and an inside view of the hospital environment from that perspective. Mr. Maurer accurately shows the heartache, problems, joys and life and death experiences involved in the daily work of a Respiratory Therapist. Carefully woven in is a personal glimpse of the man behind the story.
His words flow well and explanations of equipment and physiology are put into terms that can be grasped.
I recommend this entertaining and real tale of a medical professional’s journey.

Stephanie Haines
Arcata, CA
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