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Respiratory Therapy Program
Respiratory Therapist Program

Respiratory Care is a rapidly growing licensed health care field. Respiratory Therapists work in a variety of clinical settings treating patients with heart and lung diseases. Therapists work as members of the health care team assessing patient status, administering respiratory medications, drawing and analyzing blood samples, and working with various types of life support equipment. 

Some of Lakeland's Respiratory Therapist program graduates have pursued the following career paths: cardiac and pulmonary stress testing in outpatient laboratories and in-hospital laboratories - intensive care: neonatal/pediatric, medical/surgical - respiratory care in area hospitals, subacute care facilities, and long term care facilities - medical school - nurse anesthetist - transport/emergency care team members - medical law - supervisory/management/administration - sales/marketing - clinical education - polysomnography (sleep study technician) - pulmonary rehabilitation - home care - vascular lab technology - organ transplant team members - pharmaceuticals - nurse practitioner

Related Links Courses
American Association for Respiratory Care

National Board for Respiratory Care

Ohio Society for Respiratory Care

Region II for Respiratory Care

Allied Health Profession of the Month - February

Cleveland Clinic Tuition Assistance Program

Vent World - Case Studies written by Lakeland Students

Course Descriptions

RESP 1100 Fundamentals of Respiratory Therapy 

RESP 1200 Cardiopulmonary Physiology 

RESP 1300 Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics 

RESP 1400 Pharmacology 

RESP 1500 Cardiopulmonary Pathology 

RESP 1600 Advanced Diagnostics 

RESP 1800 Introduction to Pediatric Respiratory Therapy 

RESP 2100 Mechanical Ventilation 

RESP 2200 Hemodynamics and Electrocardiography 

RESP 2300 Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation 

RESP 2400 Advanced Therapeutics 

RESP 2900 Special Topics in Respiratory Care


  Currently Offered Respiratory Therapy Courses

  Local Positions Available

Current Positions Available in Respiratory Care:

For current employment availability please check Lakeland's Career Services.
Employers and students may post open positions and resumes.

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