WHO ARE RT’S?
Respiratory Therapists are allied health care professionals specializing in diagnosis, treatment, care planning, and other matters surrounding pulmonary (lung) disease. Respiratory Therapists can be found in outpatient & inpatient hospital or clinic settings, home care companies, research institutions, skilled nursing facilities, and other settings as well. Although Respiratory Therapist are more specialized in lung disorders, they also have a knowledge of other diseases in healthcare.
Respiratory Therapists are Nationally Boarded professionals at two distinguished levels. The National Board for Respiratory Care, or NBRC, validates two credentialing examinations. The first examination level is the Entry-Level (Certified Respiratory Therapist), and the second examination level is the Advance-Level (Registered Respiratory Therapist).
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