Respiratory Care at Licking Memorial Hospital
Mission: "Improving Quality of Life One Breath at a Time"
The Respiratory Therapy Department at Licking Memorial Hospital is staffed with respiratory care professionals licensed by the State of Ohio. Respiratory care professionals work under the direction of a physician and assist in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with pulmonary disorders. We provide care 24 hours a day, every day to patients of all ages.
What Is a Respiratory Therapist?
There are two levels of respiratory therapists: the certified respiratory therapist (CRT) and the registered respiratory therapist (RRT). CRTs must complete a two-year associate's degree or complete three years in a four-year program and then pass an entry level examination. An individual must complete a four-year program and pass a higher level examination to become an RRT.
Respiratory therapists may specialize in different areas: