Posts Categorized: Allied Health Professionals

My Career: Isn’t Just For Me

It’s a common misconception that Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) simply perform tasks that nurses do not have time for. In reality, doctors and nurses often rely on RRTs to evaluate the scene, document and report the findings, and then determine appropriate care plans for patients during respiratory crises. Additionally, since therapists serve across the spectrum… Read more »

The Value of My Stethoscope

“I’ve seen babies being born, worked first-hand in Pittsburgh’s top-rated Trauma Burn Center, assisted a flight crew, and held a beating heart in my hand. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!” Meet Chelsea Owens, a Senior Respiratory Therapist at UPMC East. As a child, Chelsea suffered from severe asthma, spending many sleepless nights in hospital… Read more »

The Chorus of My Career

The lab isn’t a quiet place–far from it, actually. If someone was to come in and record audio in our lab, they would probably classify it as “white noise.” However, to the trained ear of a Medical Technologist, the sounds of the lab make up the sound track of my day, the chorus of my… Read more »