Take a deep breath and think about a career in Åndedrætsværn (respiratory) care. As an essential part of the health care team, respiratory therapists treat patients with respiratory failure due to lung and heart disease. Åndedrætsværn therapists such effect to prevent scientific principles, to identify and treat acute or chronic dysfunction of the cardio-pulmonary system.
Knowledge of the scientific principles as well as biomedical engineering technology and able respiratory therapists to evaluate effectively, and to feed in the treatment of patients. Respiratory therapists also work with premature babies, children and adult patients, trauma victims and patients who need life support.
Åndedrætsværn Therapists administer inhaled medication, oxygen via different devices, monitors, fans, signs and blood analysis and assist physicians with other related duties.Students teach pharmacology, basic treatment, critical care treatment and mechanical ventilation. Successful completion of credentialing examination allows practitioners to be licensed, giving the student the opportunity to work in the United States.
The need for respiratory therapists is growing and jobs are expected as a result of increases in the large increase in the elderly population, the impact of environmental and technological advances in the treatment of lung disease, heart attack, cancer, accident victims and premature babies.
Åndedrætsværn therapists work in doctor’s offices, home care agency, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, sleep research departments and hospitals.
Typical starting salary range
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics Report “Occupational Employment and Wages for Respiratory Therapists 29-1126”, in May 2014 reported an average hourly wage of $ 28.12 per hour and an average annual wage of $ 58,490.
Total credit hours in the program: 76 hours
For students who reference Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) have earned from the National Board for Respiratory Care (CBRN): You can an advanced status granted as a “transfer student”, but are still required to adopt conditions and then to fit.
You are encouraged to meet with the program manager, Gina Ricard, and a consultant of your transcripts evaluated as soon as possible.
If you hold this credential not (CRT) of a “general” or regular student and information about the transition of students (CRTs) do not apply to you.
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