Certified Respiratory Therapist
Also referred to as: Certified Respiratory Therapist
Requirements and Responsibilities
Assists in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with pulmonary disorders. Collects and analyzes sputum, blood, and breath specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases. Also measures the lung capacity of a patient to determine if there is an impairment. Requires an associate's degree and a credential of Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT). May be expected to maintain a CPR certification. Typically reports to a manager. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.
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