Respiratory therapists (RTs) are highly skilled health care professionals who work in partnership with doctors, nurses and other members of the health care team. RTs care for patients by evaluating, treating, and maintaining the patient’s cardiopulmonary, or heart and lung, function. Respiratory therapists have specialized medical expertise and use advanced medical technologies. They are educated to treat all age groups, from newborns to the elderly.Where do Respiratory Therapists Work?
Respiratory therapists perform many skills and procedures for all age groups (newborn, pediatric and adult) within their scope of practice. RTs require both general skills and specific skills to do these functions.General Skills