Posts Tagged: RRT

An Integral Part of the Team: Respiratory Therapist Q&A

Header image of Janelle Palermo, Supervisor in Respiratory Therapy at UPMC Passavant

Every day, respiratory therapists at UPMC have a life-changing impact. Whether they’re performing diagnostic tests, administering treatments, or educating individuals and their families, respiratory therapists improve our patients’ quality of life, while enjoying a career that is unique and rewarding. Janelle P., a respiratory therapist at UPMC Passavant, agreed to give us an inside look… Read more »

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 »