Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55102

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Saint Paul College


Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Care Practitioner

Saint Paul College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 78
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

Respiratory Care Practitioners administer gas therapy, aerosol medications, various breathing treatments, and chest physiotherapy. They provide mechanical ventilation, special diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Laboratory procedures including pulmonary function testing and arterial blood-gas analysis are also performed. Respiratory Care Practitioners are employed by hospitals, clinics or laboratories, and home care agencies.

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