What is respiratory care?
Respiratory care is a health care specialty involved in the assessment, treatment, management and diagnostic evaluation of patients with cardiopulmonary disease.
What are respiratory therapists?
Respiratory therapists work under the direction of a physician. They are part of a multidisciplinary team of health professionals that provide care for patients with conditions such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, chest trauma, as well as other lung and heart diseases. Respiratory therapists are trained in adult, pediatric and neonatal care.
For more information regarding the field of respiratory care see www.aarc.org/.