What is a Registered Respiratory Therapist?

For most people, breathing is as easy and natural as blinking. But for thousands of Canadians, breathing is a struggle.
They might be accident victims, premature babies with immature lungs, heart attack and stroke patients, or people who live with asthma and emphysema.
When it comes to their care, a respiratory therapist will likely play a vital role on the healthcare team.

A Registered Respiratory Therapist is a highly trained health care professional who evaluates, treats and cares for people with heart and breathing disorders.

These people include patients with chronic lung problems such as Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchitis, and Emphysema.

They also include heart attack and accident victims, premature infants, and people with cancer and AIDS.