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Respiratory Therapists

Typical job duties performed with this occupation include:

Set up and operate devices, such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, or aerosol generators, following specified parameters of treatment.
Provide emergency care, such as artificial respiration, external cardiac massage, or assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, or medication and dosages, compatible with physicians' orders.
Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, or blood chemistry changes, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
Inspect, clean, test, and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary.
*Note: Not all occupations will have a full list of Task Duties or associated programs

Training for this occupational program or those in a similar family of programs can be located at the following postsecondary institutions in the State of Kansas. Please check with a program advisor at the postsecondary institution for more information on the particular focus of each program listed. Programs nearest the local area appear first. Click on the program to find more information.

Washburn University Topeka Public RESPIRATORY THERAPY Associate Degree - AS 72
Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City Public REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST Associate Degree - AAS 76
Johnson County Community College Overland Park Public RESPIRATORY CARE Associate Degree - AAS 65
Labette Community College Parsons Public RESPIRATORY THERAPY Associate Degree - AAS 76
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson Public RESPIRATORY THERAPIST Associate Degree - AAS 73
Seward County Community College Liberal Public RESPIRATORY THERAPY Associate Degree - AAS 72
Northwest Kansas Technical College Goodland Public RESPIRATORY THERAPY Associate Degree - AAS 76
University of Kansas Medical Center nMS 2015" Public RESPIRATORY THERAPY Bachelor Degree - BS 120
Concorde Career Colleges Inc. Kansas City Private RESPIRATORY THERAPY Associate of Applied Science - AAS