Respiratory Therapists use high tech medical equipment and fine-tuned patient assessment skills in the care and treatment of patients with respiratory diseases. As a Respiratory Therapist your responsibilities in the clinical setting may include analyzing a patientís lung function, performing arterial blood gas analysis to determine levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide and performing chest physical exams to determine what kind of therapy is best for their condition.
Working at the bedside under the direction of a physician, Respiratory Therapists work in a variety of hospital settings including intensive care units, managing ventilators and artificial airway devices for patients who canít breathe on their own; in pediatric units, helping kids with respiratory conditions ranging from premature birth to asthma and in emergency rooms, assisting with lifesaving treatments.
The YTI experience combines qualified instruction with the medical facilities, equipment and instruments youíd find on your first day of work. In addition, your clinical rotation in actual hospitals, long term care facilities and clinics will prepare you with the working knowledge and skills youíll need as an important part of any medical team.
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The Respiratory Therapy program, Associate in Specialized Technology degree at YTI Career Institute - Altoona holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com). This status signifies that a program that has been granted an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance to initiate a program in accordance with the Standards through the completion and submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self Study Report (PSSR), completion of an initial on-site visit, and other documentation required by the CoARC Board. The conferral of Provisional Accreditation denotes a new program that has made significant progress towards meeting the Standards of Accreditation. The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until achieving Initial Accreditation. It is recognized by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) toward eligibility to the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s). Enrolled students completing the program under Provisional Accreditation are considered graduates of a CoARC accredited program. Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244, (817) 283-2835, www.coarc.com.
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