Respiratory Therapy Flashcards
Students work in the respiratory care lab with the breathing equipment and mannikinThe respiratory therapist treats people with health care issues affecting the cardiopulmonary system such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders, and trauma.
Professional Credentialing: CRT and RRT
The Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential is required to acquire state license and practice as a respiratory therapist. This is obtained by passing the National Board for Respiratory Care certification examination. At minimum, an associate's degree from an accredited respiratory care program is required; increasingly, hospitals and other health care providers are seeking professionals with a bachelor's degree in the field.
Upon graduation from a regionally accredited program, graduates are eligible to sit for the two-part advanced practitioner registration examination and achieve the CRT and/or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.
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