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Respiratory Therapist


Respiratory Therapy is a specialized health care field where practitioners are trained in pulmonary medicine in order to work therapeutically with people suffering from pulmonary disease.


A day in the life of an RT might include—

  • Assessing patients for lung and breathing disorders and recommending treatment modalities.

  • Interviewing patients and doing chest physical exams to determine what kind of therapy is best for their condition.

  • Consulting with physicians to recommend a change in therapy, based on your evaluation of the patient.

  • Analyzing breath sounds, measuring vital signs, and drawing arterial blood to determine levels of oxygen and other gases.

  • Managing ventilators and artificial airway devices for patients who can’t breathe normally on their own.

  • Responding to Code Blue or other urgent calls for care.

  • Educating patients and families about lung disease so they can maximize their recovery.


You’ll find RTs—

  • IN HOSPITALS giving breathing treatments to people with asthma and other respiratory conditions.

  • IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS managing ventilators that keep the critically ill patients alive.

  • IN EMERGENCY ROOMS delivering life-saving treatments.

  • IN NEWBORN AND PEDIATRIC UNITShelping children with conditions ranging from premature birth to cystic fibrosis.

  • IN OPERATING ROOMS working with anesthesiologists to monitor patients’ breathing during surgery.

  • IN PATIENT’S HOMES providing regular check-ups and making sure people have what they need to stay out of the hospital.

  • IN SLEEP LABORATORIES helping to diagnose disorders like sleep apnea.

  • IN SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES and pulmonary rehabilitation programs helping older people breathe easier and get more out of life.

  • IN DOCTOR’S OFFICES conducting pulmonary function tests and providing patient education.

  • IN ASTHMA EDUCATION PROGRAMShelping children and adults alike learn how to cope with the condition.

  • IN SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAMSassisting those who want to kick the habit for good.

  • IN AIR TRANSPORT AND AMBULANCE PROGRAMS rushing to rescue people in need of immediate medical attention.

  • IN CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMShelping devise long-term care plans for patients.