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Miami, Florida

(305) 621-3283

Respiratory therapy is best described as the assessment and treatment of patients with both acute and chronic dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system. Our respiratory therapists have demanding responsibilities related to patient care and serve as vital members of the healthcare team.

Our Respiratory therapists must have a broad knowledge of the pathophysiology of the cardiopulmonary system and the complex procedures required to properly diagnose and treat patients, from the very young to the very old.

In addition to treatment, our respiratory therapists will check and diagnose lung disease and breathing disorders, and then recommend the most appropriate treatment methods. As such, their work often includes examining patients, performing chest exams, and analyzing tissue specimens.

Along with having an extensive knowledge of the cardiopulmonary system, respiratory therapists must be experts in the machines and devices used to administer respiratory care treatments. This would involve managing patients on ventilators and artificial airway devices, and assessing the blood-oxygen level of patients.

Just a few of the responsibilities of respiratory therapists include:

Respiratory therapy is always practiced under medical direction. As such, respiratory therapists are always part of a medical team. Their work includes participating in:

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Lafanne Steadman
Office Phone Number: (305) 621-3283

444 NE 206th Lane Apt # 106
Miami FL 33179