Respiratory Care Week October 22nd - October 28th, 2017
Have you ever had a moment where you tell yourself to just breathe? Inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale.
Breathing is important to every one of us; Breathing gives us life! Breathing is important to me for reasons other than my own life, but for the lives of many others. I am currently attending Northern Kentucky University to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist. My life revolves around the respiratory system, lungs and breathing. Respiratory Therapists are known to be superheroes. We are out and about in all areas of hospitals, and take care of patients who need home care with diseases such as Asthma, COPD, Pneumonia, Cancer and Cystic Fibrosis. We help our patients to breathe easier, and educate them on how to take care of their respiratory system and bodies. Respiratory Therapists help patients breathe easier by doing breathing treatments (Inhalers, Nebulizers), breathing therapies (deep coughing, bronchial hygiene, lung therapies) and we also help patients who cannot breathe on their own. If you or someone that you love has been in the hospital, I can almost guarantee that you have seen a Respiratory Therapist.