Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: c | Slide: 9
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Professionals The People in Health Care
Lecture:Physician assistants, Pharmacists, Therapists, Technicians, Paramedics, Dental Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, Care Coordinators Non-clinical IT/Informatics Roles for Clinicians Effects of Changing Care Models on Clinicians
Slide content:Respiratory Therapy Education Usually an associates degree, but there are bachelor s degrees in respiratory therapy Training Preclinical Clinical Certification: Two levels Certified Respiratory Therapist Exam (CRT) Registered Respiratory Therapist Exam (RRT) Both exams are offered by the National Board of Respiratory Care 9
Slide notes:Most respiratory therapists attain an associates degree, but there are also bachelor's degrees in respiratory therapy. Preclinical training may include courses in general studies, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, respiratory mechanics, respiratory physics, and principles of mechanical ventilation. Clinical courses may include respiratory assessment and the clinical application of respiratory therapy, including courses that emphasize neonatal, pediatric, adult, and critical care. There are two levels of certification. Graduates of an accredited entry and advance program may take the CRT [C-R-T] exam, which is the Certified Respiratory Therapist Exam. CRTs who graduate from an advanced program and have met certain other eligibility requirements may take the Registered Respiratory Therapist Exam. The National Board of Respiratory Care offers both. 9