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2010-07-28 20:20:10

Respiratory therapists are an important member of a medical team

treating patients with difficulty breathing and work under the

direction of a physician. Therapists complete specialized

educational and clinical training in order to become capable of

independently making decisions in regards to patient care. Although

therapists frequently make judgments in regards to treatment plans

independently, they also need to be effective at being part of a

team of medical and healthcare professionals. Individuals employed

in this field can work in environments such as hospitals, home

care, and with companies that rent respiratory equipment. Through

being detail oriented a respiratory therapist is able to assess a

patient’s physical and emotional needs and be sensitive to those


A respiratory therapist can enter the field through completing a

program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied

Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and receiving a degree at the

associate, bachelor or master level. The absolute minimum level of

education that is required is an associates degree in respiratory

therapy. Coursework will include human anatomy and physiology,

mathematics and pharmacology among a wide variety of other related

subjects. All states except for Hawaii and Alaska require licensure

of a therapist through certification received from the National

Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) by passing the appropriate

examinations. A respiratory therapist’s responsibilities include

chest physiotherapy, diagnostic testing of blood gases and

breathing capacity, and teaching patients how to properly use

medications such as an aerosol. The type of patient treated by a

respiratory therapist is vast and includes premature infants whose

lungs are not fully developed, chronic asthma sufferers and

emergency care to individuals experiencing a heart attack or shock.

Any person whose lungs are diseased with any severity can expect to

be treated by a respiratory therapist.

Respiratory therapists have multiple opportunities for

advancement, especially if they return to school to complete a

master’s degree. They can enter the teaching field, become

supervisors or managers of a respiratory therapy department, or

become specialized in an area focused on critically ill patients.

Employment prospects are strong and growth continues due to the

role of the therapist expanding, advancements in medicine, and the

aging population. Salaries range from $40,000 to $65,000 depending

on specialty, experience and degrees received.

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2007-12-07 02:06:05

To figure out the number, you need to figure out how many square

feet the house will have and go from there. Also, the shape of the

house will have some effect on the choice.

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