Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Care Practitioner
- Award: Associate in Applied Science
- Credits: 78
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- WIA Certified
About this Program
Respiratory Care Practitioners administer gas therapy, aerosol medications, various breathing treatments, and chest physiotherapy. They provide mechanical ventilation, special diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Laboratory procedures including pulmonary function testing and arterial blood-gas analysis are also performed. Respiratory Care Practitioners are employed by hospitals, clinics or laboratories, and home care agencies.
- Saint Paul College 55102