As a Respiratory Therapist, you deal with one of the critical life-sustaining functions of the human
body - Breathing.
You will deal with life and death issues on a daily basis. You will conduct diagnostic testing procedures and administer treatments to improve patients' breathing, as well as implement and monitor life support equipment.
You will assist physicians in the diagnosis and management of cardio-pulmonary deficiencies and abnormalities, and use sophisticated equipment to measure lung function and monitor heart functions. You might treat newborns, trauma victims, drowning victims, and patients suffering from asthma, bronchitis, coronary heart disease, emphysema and pneumonia.
Respiratory Therapy - (AAS) - Concorde Career College