• Respiratory Therapists
  • Health Science
  • Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing due to chronic respiratory diseases like COPD. They work with patients of all ages and provide emergency care to patients suffering from heart attacks, drowning, or shock.

    What do they typically do

    • Interview and examine patients with breathing or cardiopulmonary disorders
    • Consult with physicians to develop patient treatment plans
    • Perform diagnostic tests such as measuring lung capacity
    • Treat patients by using a variety of methods, including chest physiotherapy and aerosol medications
    • Monitor and record the progress of treatment
    • Supervise respiratory therapy technicians during tests and evaluate the findings of the tests
    • Teach patients how to use treatments
    • Maintain charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information

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