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Respiratory Care Treatment & Management

Respiratory care practitioners (RCPs) provide therapy to aid patients with breathing disorders improve their lung function. Respiratory care practitioners accomplish this by applying various types of equipment to administer oxygen and deliver aerosolized medications. To help patients with chronic lung disease, many RCPs are involved in rehabilitation activities. In addition, practitioners offer smoking cessation programs to halt the onset of pulmonary disease in people who use tobacco.

Respiratory care practitioners also work as members of the critical care team in treating individuals who are seriously ill. This may include using equipment to mechanically breathe for the patient. With the assistance of sophisticated monitoring devices and techniques, the RCP gives around-the-clock care to patients who otherwise would not be able to survive life-threatening conditions.

Airway Maintenance

Airway Maintenance

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing

Intermittant Positive Pressure Breathing

Mechanical Ventilation

Mechanical Ventilation

Incentive Spirometry

Incentive Spirometry

Ventilator Weaning

Ventilator Weaning

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation