Certified Respiratory Therapist

Certified Respiratory Therapist

A Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), formerly Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT), is a therapist who has graduated from a respiratory therapy program at a university or college and has passed a national certification exam.[1] A certified respiratory therapist is typically expected to adjust or modify therapeutic techniques within well-defined procedures based on a limited range of patient responses. In the critical care setting, usually required supervision by a physician experienced in respiratory care or by a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Examinations
  • In the United States the examination is the Entry Level Examination NBRC-ELE. Graduates of accredited associate level college programs or higher (bachelor, masters) are eligible to sit for the NBRC-ELE examination.
  • In Latin America the Latin American Board for Professional Certification in Respiratory Therapy (LABPCRT) awards certification as a Certified Respiratory Therapist. Eligibility requirements by the LABPCRT are on-the-job training with 3 years of experience or graduation from a respiratory therapy certificate program.

See Also

References

  1. ^ National Board of Respiratory Care, CRT Examination

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