A respiratory therapist is a specialized healthcare practitioner trained in critical care and cardio-pulmonary medicine in order to work therapeutically with people suffering from acute critical conditions, cardiac and pulmonary disease.
Respiratory therapists are specialists and educators in many areas including cardiology, pulmonology, and sleep therapy. Respiratory therapists are clinicians trained in advanced airway management; establishing and maintaining the airway during management of trauma, and intensive care.
Respiratory therapists initiate and manage life support for people in intensive care units and emergency departments, stabilizing, treating and managing pre-hospital and hospital-to-hospital patient transport by air or ground ambulance.
In the outpatient setting respiratory therapists work as educators in asthma clinics, ancillary clinical staff in pediatric clinics, and sleep-disorder diagnosticians in sleep-clinics, they also serve as clinical providers in cardiology clinics and cath-labs, as well as working in pulmonary rehabilitation.
Specialist Respiratory Therapists
Extra-corporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Neonatal & Pediatric Intensive Care
Sleep Disorder Specialist
Surface & Air Transport Specialist
Pulmonary Research and Science
THE PROFESSION OF RESPIRATORY CARE WAS OFFICIALLY ESTABLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES. C 1930 AND REPIRATORY RESEARCH HAS OFFICIALLY EXISTED SINCE EARLY 1900s. DURING THE EARLY YEARS, RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS WERE REFERRED TO AS "OXYGEN TECHNICIANS", AND MOST OF THEIR ACTIVITIES INVOLVED MOVING GAS CYLINDERS OF COMPRESSED GAS AND ADMINISTERING OXYGEN VIA NASAL CATHETER OR OXYGEN TENT....Read More