Respiratory therapists provide professional and needed services in all phases of health care. This course provides the learner with an understanding of the various services provided by these individuals, the areas of health care where they are provided, and most importantly, financial recognition of the profession.
1. Describe and define respiratory therapy.
2. Describe the role of the respiratory therapist in health care.
3. Describe the scope of practice for the respiratory therapist.
4. Understand how RT professionalism and reimbursement are often mismatched.