What Is An RT?

With all the knowledge RTs possess, it’s no wonder their days are so diverse. A day in the life of an RT might include:

  • Perform diagnostic testing on patients with lung disorders. Recommend treatment strategies to physicians.
  • Interviewing patients and doing chest physical exams to determine what kind of therapy is best for their condition.
  • Consulting with physicians to recommend a change in therapy, based on your evaluation of the patient.
  • Analyzing breath, tissue, and blood specimens to determine levels of oxygen and other gases.
  • Managing ventilators and artificial airway devices for patients who can’t breathe normally on their own.
  • Responding to emergency situations and urgent calls for care.
  • Educating patients and families about lung disease so they can maximize their quality of life.

Heading to the New Era

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