From Oxygen Therapists in the 1950’s, evolving to a professional organization for Inhalation Therapy, then Respiratory Therapy and now Respiratory Care, the evolution of the profession for the folks often called breathing techs and around here, “Cardio” has truly come of age. This week has been designated as a week to recognize these dedicated licensed professionals who provide a wide range of care, often for some of our sickest patients. Please take time out to recognize these bedside caregivers clad in green and black for the very critical role they play in managing some of our most challenging cases to positive outcomes.
Joe McWilliams, RRT|Director Respiratory Care
St. David’s South Austin Medical Center