Designed for exam preparation, this interactive software allows students to respond to a case study presented and to make decisions based on the information in a format that simulates real-life experience. Furthermore, as with true clinical simulations, each choice a student makes will affect the following choices they have available to them.Highly interactive software creates and maintains interest by involving the user in the development of a patient case Eight units cover key topics in patient care, with each unit addressing a therapeutic intervention that is key to the respiratory-care curriculum and that has been identified by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) as being central to the profession. "Real-life" patient cases help prepare students for clinical practice. Multiple patient cases in each unit provide numerous opportunities to learn and refine critical-thinking skills and give instructors a thorough testing tool. Extensive feedback and explanations promote learning and critical thinking and provide an effective tutorial. Therapist-Driven Protocols (TDPs) are included as reference tools for use at any time during the program, except from the Exam mode. "Introduction to Assessment" segments teach patient assessment within the structure of TDPs and provide practice in assessing patients and drawing conclusions from observations. Convenient automatic scoring after completion of each "Practice Patient Case" helps users evaluate their knowledge and critical-thinking skills.