Respiratory Therapists work with patients ranging from infants to adults and perform procedures such as arterial blood gas analysis, intubation and ventilator management. Respiratory Therapists also play a vital role in patient education in the areas of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.
Respiratory Care is a two-year program and provides the advanced training and skills needed to work in a variety of health care settings. Career opportunities may include employment in Adult and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (ICUs and NICUs), general floor therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, sleep labs and transport teams.
Duties may include: management of Mechanical Ventilators, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, obtaining and analyzing Arterial Blood Gases and acting as members of resuscitation team for patients who are experiencing pulmonary and/or cardiac distress or failure.
Median Salary: 51,900 ($39,200- $69,600)
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Respiratory Care Technology
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Name of Program: Associate Degree, Respiratory Care Technology
The Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX, 76021-4244; Telephone: (817) 283-2835; http://www.coarc.com
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
• The student will demonstrate the cognitive skills needed to function in the profession of Respiratory Care.
• The student will demonstrate the technical skills needed to function in the clinical environment.
• The student will demonstrate professional attitudes, behavior, and ethics in the clinical environment.
2014 Licensure First-Time Pass Rate: 83.3%
2014 RRT-Clinical First-Time Pass Rate: 100%
2014 RRT-Written First-Time Pass Rate: 100%