registered respiratory therapist

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Registered Respiratory Therapist

a respiratory therapist who has passed the advanced level written and clinical simulation examinations of the National Board for Respiratory Care.

registered respiratory therapist (RRT)

an allied health professional who has successfully completed the written registry and clinical simulation examination of the National Board for Respiratory Care and who specializes in scientific knowledge and theory of clinical problems of respiratory care. Usually a 2- or 4-year college affiliation leading to an associate or bachelor's degree is required. Duties include the collection and evaluation of patient data to determine an appropriate care plan, selection and assembly of equipment, conduction of therapeutic procedures, and modification of prescribed plans to achieve one or more specific objectives.

reg·is·tered res·pi·ra·tor·y ther·a·pist

(RRT) (rej'is-tĕrd res'pir-ă-tōr-ē thār'ă-pist)
Health professional who has graduated from an accredited respiratory therapy program and has passed both theoretic and practical portions of the national credentialing examination.
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The first group consisted of registered respiratory therapists (RRT), and the second a cross section of ICU personnel involved in ventilator management.
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We strongly recommend that any patient using an inhaler make certain that they are trained on the proper technique required for using that inhaler by a physician, respiratory therapist or nurse," said Kallstrom, a registered respiratory therapist for more than 30 years.
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Pat Carroll, a clinical consultant, registered nurse and registered respiratory therapist, has published more than 150 articles in the professional nursing and respiratory care literature since 1979.
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