What is Respiratory Therapy?
Respiratory therapists treat people with health care issues affecting the cardiopulmonary system such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders, and trauma. They work closely with physicians and pulmonologists to test and treat patients with various methods and equipment.
The respiratory professional is also involved in the diagnostic testing of infants, children and adults with underlying medical concerns including disease and sleep disorders. Patients receiving care from a respiratory therapist range in age from the premature infant to geriatrics.