• Respiratory Therapy is an allied health specialty concerned with the treatment, management and care of the patient’s breathing.
  • A respiratory therapist is responsible for performing chest exams and creating a treatment plan to resolve problems and illnesses within the lungs. Diagnosing lung disease and breathing disorders are the main priority for respiratory therapists, as well as managing breathing equipment and evaluating blood oxygen levels.
  • Respiratory Therapy is a relatively new branch of Allied Health Sciences and a profession devoted to the scientific application of technology in order to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, management and care of patients with cardiopulmonary and associated disorders.
  • The increasing pollution level in the atmosphere and other genetic disorders lead to severe lung problems. Asthma and Bronchitis are the commonly known respiratory diseases.

What Does a Respiratory Therapist Do?

  • Measure lung capacity to determine a patient’s condition
  • Educate patients about their conditions and the proper use of therapeutic equipment
  • Provide basic treatments for diseases such as asthma, emphysema, and COPD
  • Take notes and keep records of patients’ treatments and prognoses
  • Serve as a member of the Code Team in performing basic and advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Initiate mechanical ventilation and maintain life support
  • Assist doctors in creating and monitoring treatment plans


  • ELIGIBILITY – 12th (PCB) 50%
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