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Respiratory Therapists at Johns Hopkins Hospital

The role of the respiratory therapist at Johns Hopkins Hospital is unique and exciting.  Respiratory therapists are vital members of the health care team at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Johns Hopkins Hospital has over 10 Intensive Care Units and several Intermediate Care Units where the respiratory therapist’s role is always growing and expanding.  At Johns Hopkins Hospital, the respiratory therapist has the opportunity to manage mechanical ventilators and to assist in the development of proactive ventilator protocols.  Respiratory therapists are responsible for the administration of oxygen, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the delivery of respiratory therapy medications.

Respiratory therapists provide care to all types of patients, premature infants, pediatric patients, and adult patients.  Respiratory therapists provide therapy to patients with acute and chronic respiratory diseases that suffer from asthma, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, and COPD.  Respiratory therapists provide emergency care to patients who require respiratory therapy due to a heart attacks, stroke, drowning, trauma, or shock.  They are involved in the care of surgical and medical patients who are on ventilators and who are in need of respiratory treatments and therapeutic modalities.

Respiratory therapists at Johns Hopkins Hospital have the opportunity to be involved with ground breaking medical discoveries and life changing medical events.

Employment of respiratory therapists is expected to increase in the coming years.  Johns Hopkins Hospital is always expanding patient care and research; therefore, the need for dedicated respiratory therapists will be greater.

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