Is anybody out there in my situation. I am a few months away from the age of 50 and I am contemplating training to be an RT. There is a CAAHEP accredited school here in California that is approx. 18 months long. Is this crazy? Am I too old to start training as a respiratory therapist?
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I just passed my CRT 4 weeks ago and my RRT written last week and I honestly don't know how I passed the CRT with an 82%. The RRT seemed a little easier and I got an 81% on that. I think the $40 practice exams helped me more on the RRT than the CRT though but they are both not easy exams to pass!!
Personally, I would always encourage people to choose RT over nursing. The reality is, that unless you are absolutely *positive* that your goal in life is to be a nurse, you will hate the job. The salary and "career freedom" does not make up for the unprofessional coworkers, disrespect, abuse, stress, and working conditions that you must endure every day. As a nurse, not only do you have to push pills with a smile, you also have to wipe people's smelly bottoms, vomit, and other bodily fluids as ...
Both are really great..they are about the same price (i think). I did the kettering seminar when it was offered at my school. i also later purchased lindsay jones for the home study too.
I am a paramedic and looking into RT as a change of career. Paramedics only make on average about 30-38K A year and usually no room for advancement. Any advise?
Hi everyone,I just graduated from respiratory care program a few months ago. Took my CRT and RRT Written and passed on the first try (Yay!). But I'm struggling with Clinical Simulation. Took it twice already and failed the Decision Making Party both times. Moreover, I got 0 point on the 'Male Patient who has undergone a quadruple CABG procedure'. Prior to taking the exam, I purchased Kettering tokens and did almost all the clinical simulation practices online, and felt pretty good about it. The ...
Hello! I am also needing a used version of the Lindsey Jones CRT/RRT study guide. Please let me know! Thanks 🙂
Is anyone selling their PFT certification study material? How is this test layout? I am an RRT and am interested in taking the pft Nebraska test. Thanks in advance!
Here is a link to the latest informational brochure from the NBRC on recredentialing:www.nbrc.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=F5hVTAHG5Nw%3d&tabid=57&mid=382
I have been an RT for 14 yr's. so I know of what I speak. I have silently watched as RT's work Code Blues, weaned patients off ventilators, loved and educated the patients back to their daily lives. Yet the RN's and DR's received warm 'Thank you' notes - placed in the ICU and 3rd floor nurses stations!Shocked and hurt as Christopher Reeves had an RN portraid as helping him with his ventilator in his movie! He of all people should have known an RT had controle of it! We as RT's have the AARC repr...
Hi, I am a RT student, who is expected to graduate in June 2009. Curruntly I am in Advanced Respiratory therapy program and I have good clinical expierience from large medical facilities in California such as UCLA medical center, Cedar-Sinai medical center, and Children's Hospital in LA.I was wondering that, if any medical facility that can offer me H1B visa sponsorship to get my green card. I am more interesting in AdultICU,NICU or PICU. I can work either day shift or night shifts, including we...
Hello,Canadian RRT here looking for any information on job roles, and recent wages/packages in Dubai for RRT's.
I'm posting this question on behalf of my girlfriend, who is looking to make a career change. She has been a Respiratory Therapist for 2 years, and while she enjoys the work, she is not a fan of the schedule. Working overnight, weekends, and random days/times has been challenging, and she'd like to shift into a more standard M-F role. I'm unsure of what options exist in the administrative side of healthcare for someone with Respiratory Therapy experience. I know there are a lot of positions that...
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I am sure everyone now knows as from January 2015, the NBRC CRT and RRT board exams would be replaced by a new test called Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) Examination. It is very well explained on the NBRC website and other websites.Let me share what I personally have learned about the TMC exam. If you know more about it and can share any ideas, feel free to share with us. The exam has 160 questions on it. 140 scored items and 20 items that do not contribute to scores.The new TMC Examination wil...
I came to Florida in seach of work with no luck. it seems that the field is oversatuated with RTs. Anyone's advice appreciated.
Hi, everyone. I was in search of opinions on the field of Resp Care and stumbled upon this site. Well, I recieved my diploma back in November of 2010, but it's actually been a year since I've been in practice (clinicals ended last April) and I have yet to take the boards. You see, it's been a struggle trying to decide whether or not I should take the exam at all. So far, I have to say that I can relate to most of the negative comments on here concerning RC. I didn't really enjoy my clinicals, th...
It's interesting why only unemployed RRTs get so insanely negative about their profession. I know people with BS in computer science, nursing, accounting and they can't find job sometimes for years, but they don't get so hateful about their field. Many of the posts here look at least suspicious to me. I believe that is not smart to trust everything we can read on forums, as we don't know why people write what they write. This post written in such a way, that it makes me think it is written by a ...
Does anyone know how long it will take for the state to process a new license through the Texas Medical Board? This is the only step holding me back from getting a job. I just graduated and passed all my exams. I have sent in all the paper work but haven't got any responses from TMB. I even call and not a single soul can help answer any questions since it is new to them. It is my understanding that no one has been processed through the TMB yet. Any help is much appreciated.
I would like to know if anyone can give me some sound advice on the best way to get back in to RT field after being out for 8 years? I have been working as a medical assistant in a Cardiology office for the last 3 years and really miss the hospital scene as an RT. Should I pursue my BS degree? Just go into Polysom?Or find a refresher course and retake the RRT exam? Help!! I need input! Thanks...I did have ER,ICU and Neonate skills when I left..
Your post is very interesting, but it seems there are some very important facts left out that if you clarify them to me, both of us can look at the situation better and I will be able to analyze your situation a little better.You are looking into a Masters program that is 2 years? Do you know the Respiratory Care pragram is 2 years at the Community College? Do you mean to say the 2 years masters programs offers ONLY the 2 years program at the community college? I would love you to post a link to...
I’ve been RRT for almost a year. I had to take a break due to family and health issues, but during this time I had a run in with the law. Wasn’t aware my license was suspended, got pulled over, and the jerk of a cop charged me with giving a false DOB. I have yet to have a court date, to even get the charge dismissed as obstruction, etc. So I’m trying to get back in the field but I’m worried this will come up on my background check and prevent me from continuing my career. I’m in the state of GA....
No Canadian RTs here?
i just graduated out of school for polysomnography and place i visit for a job states experience is needed but no one will give you a chance to volunteer nor shadow with the technicians? the clinical sites that i went to at school even stated they want experience when they suppose to be the jobs that we can apply to. what would you do? at times is discouraging but i continue to p.u.s.h. believing something will come through for me.
I have had a wonderfull career in the Respiratory Therapy field and find that many who respond negatively to the profession have never worked in other professions. I have worked in Critical Care areas as well as in the Pulmonary Function Lab for twenty years.No job is without problems but many who complain would compalain about any job that they would happen to find themselves in.
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