Respiratory Therapy is an in demand field with expected employment growth of 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.
There are four steps to becoming a Respiratory Therapist.
- Graduate from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program
- Pass the credentialing board exam.
- Obtain state license to practice
- Find a job!!
Respiratory Therapists first must obtain an Associate in Science degree from an accredited college or university. Upon graduation they must sit for their board exams offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Upon successful completion of the board exam they are eligible to apply for a license in the state they wish to work. ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED?!? Go ahead and have a look at the Respiratory therapy programs I have listed for you.
So many people have questions about using ventilators, that I wanted to break down some of the facts for you… (and if you want a deeper explanation, check out the book).
What are the different modes of ventilation?
Modes of ventilation are broken down into two categories (or methods):
- Volume limited (or Volume control)
- Pressure limited ( or Pressure Control).
Each of these categories then is further broken down into the actual modes such as AC, PC, PRVC, SIMV, and spontaneous modes such as CPAP, PSV, and VS. APRV etc…. More