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The Role of the Respiratory Therapist
Respiratory Therapists are health care workers who are highly trained in the treatment and testing of lung disorders. The roles or Respiratory Therapists are extensive. They administer aerosolized medication to people with lung disease, like asthma or emphysema, and maintain life support on people of all ages, from premature infants to the elderly. They also have an important role in maintaining the airway during cardiac and respiratory arrest situations. In addition, respiratory therapists perform patient education and diagnostic testing.
Respiratory Therapy Program Outcomes
Employment opportunities are numerous throughout the nation and are expected to continue far into the future.
- Home care companies
- Nursing homes
- Physician's offices
- Sleep labs
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