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Respiratory Therapy
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Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Respiratory therapists interact with a diverse group of patients ranging from newborn and pediatrics to adults and the elderly. Respiratory therapists work closely with physicians and nurses at the bedside of patients. Respiratory therapists are called upon in these and other situations to implement their problem-solving and decision-making skills. They perform a vital role as a member of the health care delivery team.

Diseases/Conditions Requiring Respiratory Care

The diseases/conditions that often require Respiratory Care are: Therapist Involvement in Specialty Areas

Respiratory Therapists are involved in many specialty areas of the hospital:

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Skills Developed In Medical Areas

Cardiorespiratory Care students at the University of South Alabama study theory and develop skills in the following medical areas:
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