Tools & Resources

These are the absolute best tools and resources for Respiratory Therapists and Students.

Respiratory Therapists often ask me what tools I use to get things done on the job. And students often ask me what they need in order to be successful in Respiratory Therapy School. So to help, I’ve created this page as a handy reference. Below, I’ve listed out all of the most amazing tools and guides that I use. I think you’ll find them helpful as well.

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Our Top Recommended Tools:

3M Littmann Classic III Stethoscope

If you’re looking for a new stethoscope, this is by far our favorite choice. For the price, you can’t beat it. This is the stethoscope I always recommend to Respiratory Therapists and students.

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Innovo Deluxe Pulse Oximeter

This is our favorite pulse oximeter. It’s made of sturdy, high-quality materials and the technology always brings accurate readings. You can’t go wrong with this pulse oximeter.

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WhiteCoat Clipboard Respiratory Edition

As a Respiratory Therapy Student, it’s always good to have a clipboard to keep everything organized during clinical rotations. This one is designed specifically for Respiratory Therapists.

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Cherokee Infinity Women's Scrub Set

Without a comfortable set of scrubs, those 12-hours shifts that we have to work are only going to feel longer. This is a very comfortable and affordable set — even for students.

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LUMINTOP Medical Pen Light

It’s not always required for a Respiratory Therapist to carry a pen light but it’s something that I always recommend. This is the one is high-quality and gets the job done.

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Grey's Anatomy Women's Lab Coat

Labs coats aren’t always required for Respiratory Therapists but I always recommend wearing one. This one provides all the protections you need and looks amazing as well.

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Best TMC Exam Prep Materials:

TMC Study Guide (eBook)

This study guide covers everything you need to know in order to pass the TMC Exam. It has already helped thousands of students pass the exam.

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TMC Test Bank (eBook)

This books is loaded with over 1000 practice questions in the exact format as the ones you’ll see on the TMC Exam. Students are having massive success using it.

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Hacking the TMC Exam (Video Course)

In this video course, I share 157 of my best tips, tricks, and insights that I learned while taking (and passing) the TMC Exam on my very first attempt.

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Free Books:

RRT Cheat Sheet (eBook)

This Cheat Sheet is loaded with helpful tips and tricks to help Respiratory Students prepare for the TMC Exam. It even include free practice questions as well.

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9 Questions You'll See on the TMC Exam

This eBook covers 9 questions that are literally seen on every version of the TMC Exam. Master these questions if you really want to boost your score.

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Free Cheat Sheet Database

That’s right — you can now get access to our Cheat Sheet Database that has over 20 (and counting) premium Respiratory Therapy cheat sheets.

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Best T-Shirts for Respiratory Therapists:

Respiratory Pulmogonia T-Shirt

Look your best in this premium outdoors long-sleeve t-shirt. This design comes in hoodies and sweatshirts as well.

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Respigucci Luxury Designer T-Shirt

Okay, so we’re still working on the name. But you can’t argue how amazing this shirt looks. Are you a part of the Respigucci gang?

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5 of PEEP Respiratory Therapist T-Shirt

Is your patient struggling with oxygenation? Then you had better bump them up to a PEEP of 5, lol. How cute is this shirt?

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Best Shoes for Medical Workers:

Dansko Women's Professional Clogs

These shoes were designed specifially for being on your feet for extended periods of time. That is why I always recommend them for Respiratory Therapists.

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Alegria Women's Classic Clogs

Again, sometimes as Respiratory Therapists we are required to move and stand a lot. These shoes help your feet stay feeling fresh throughout your shift.

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Brooks Ghost Tennis Shoes

Clogs aren’t for everyone. That’s why it’s also a good idea to keep a comfortable pair of tennis shoes as well. There are none better than the Brooks Ghost edition.

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Helpful Resources for Students:

Test Bank (Practice Questions)

Our Test Bank is loaded with helpful study guide and practice questions that cover every single topic you’ll see in RT School.

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TMC Practice Exam Mock Boards

Our TMC Practice Exam is designed to mimic the actual TMC Exam. You can use it to help prepare. Oh, did I mention that it’s free?

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Workbook Helper eBook

Do you need help with your Egan’s Workbook? We looked up all the answers for you to save hours of your valuable time.

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Our Favorite Hoodies and Sweaters:

Respiratory Therapist Supreme Hoodie

Look and feel your best in this premium Supreme. This design comes in T-Shirt, tank tops, sweatshirts, and more as well.

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Straight Outta Albuterol Hoodie

Nope, sorry nurse. Your patient with fluid overload cannot have a breathing treatment because we straight outta albuterol!

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Respiratory Seaside Sweatshirt

Sleek and simple — it doesn’t get much better than this Respiratory Seaside sweatshirt. Grab yours today.

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Best Textbooks for Students:

Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care

The Egan’s book is know as the “Bible of Respiratory” for a reason. It’s the best book out there for Respiratory Therapy Students.

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Chang's Mechanical Ventilation

This is the textbook I used for Mechanical Ventilation as a student. It covers everything you need to know to learn the concepts.

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Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology

As a student, you definitely need to develop a good understanding of the respiratory medications. This book can help.

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Our Favorite Jewelry:

Stethoscope Heart Lariat Necklace

Show off your Respiratory Therapist pride with this beautiful stethoscope/heart lariat style necklace.

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Just Breathe Pendant Necklace

Just breathe — a motto that we know and love as Respiratory Therapists. Grab this necklace today.

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Stethoscope Heart Stud Earrings

Does it get any better than these stethoscope heart medical stud earrings? I don’t think so.

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What did we miss?

Do you have a favorite tool that we didn’t include here? Or is there a particular tool or resource that you think would be a good fit for this page? If so, let us know!

We want to help each and every Respiratory Therapist and Student in the world. So we want to make sure this page keeps the best of the best tools and resources.