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Certified Respiratory Therapist
CRT (Respiratory Care Practitioner RCP) - Graduate of a Respiratory Therapy Program with an AS degree approved by CoARC and has passed the TMC examination with a minimal score given by the NBRC
Registered Respiratory Therapist
RRT (Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioner) - Graduate of an Advanced Respiratory Therapist Program approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC).and has passed the Registry examinations (TMC & Clinical Simulation) given by the NBRC
Pulmonary function Technologists
PFT measures lung volumes and airflow. Results are used to diagnose pulmonary disease, monitor disease progression, evaluate disability and evaluate response to bronchodilators.
A recording of the electrical activity of the heart
Pulmonary functions test
A group of test used to measure the capacity of lungs to hold air as well as their ability to move air in and out and exchange of O2 and CO2
a clinical measurement of the percentage of hemoglobin that is bound with oxygen in the blood
Arterial Blood Gases
a clinical test on arterial blood to identify the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide
any procedure in which O2 is administered to a patient to relieve hypoxemia.
a common postoperative breathing therapy using a specially designed spirometer to encourage the patient to inhale and hold an inspiratory volume to exercise the lungs and prevent pulmonary complications
Medicated Aerosol Therapy
Nebulizer (or aerosol) therapy is a device that turns liquid medication into a mist so that it can be breathed directly into the lungs through a facemask or mouthpiece. Nebulizer therapy helps to dilate the airways of the lungs, to facilitate secretion removal, and with overall respiratory efficiency.
prevents & treats lung collapse.