Respiratory therapists evaluate and treat all types of patients, ranging from premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed to elderly people whose lungs are diseased.
Respiratory therapists provide temporary relief to patients with chronic asthma or emphysema, and they give emergency care to patients who are victims of a heart attack, stroke, drowning, or shock.
The combination of hands-on technical know-how and a solid understanding of respiratory conditions sets respiratory therapists apart and makes them a crucial component of the health care team. They have the opportunity to help their patients through trying times.Read What Our Grads Say! RT News
Bachelor of Science Respiratory Therapy 2+2 program (on campus.)
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Featured Story: Cierra Fortson, a senior respiratory therapy student in the Department of Respiratory Therapy, GRU College of Allied Health Sciences, received the $2,500 Robert M. Lawrence, MD Education Recognition Award for her academic achievement. Cierra is one of 15 GRU respiratory therapy students to garner a national award from the American Respiratory Care Foundation in the past 10 years. Please visit the RT News page for more details about this story and other highlights.
Since 1997, Respiratory Therapy students at Georgia Regents University have received 17 national Education Recognition Awards from AARC, ARCF and NBRC/AMP.