Respiratory therapists manage the ventilation of critically ill patients as well as provide acute and chronic care to patients with pulmonary disease.
Under the supervision of registered nurses, respiratory therapists administer gas therapy, aerosol medications, various breathing treatments, and chest physiotherapy. They provide mechanical ventilation, special diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Laboratory procedures including pulmonary function testing and arterial blood-gas analysis are also performed.
for the Respiratory Therapist Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree program includes excellent
reading skills, biology, chemistry and physics. High school algebra is required for this program. One should also have good manual dexterity and an ability to lift fifty pounds.
Program Delivery Methods
Hybrid, online, traditional in-class courses and hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN
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