When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters. And for many people, the simple act of taking a breath requires determination and a vital mix of professional assistance.
Not being able to breathe is horrifying to even imagine. Sadly people who are caught in the crunch of chronic diseases like asthma, arthritis, etc face the painful struggle every day, which has increased the demand of Respiratory Therapists all over the country.
Advanced diploma in Respiratory Therapy at Fanshawe College provide skills and knowledge to the students and give them the opportunity to serve the community and make a difference with their assistance in the society.
“The program is three years its two years didactics where they take courses into labs and simulations out here at the college and then the entire third year they go out to clinics ,where they are working in the hospitals through ICU’s, OR and diagnostic centres.” Says Respiratory Therapy program coordinator at Fanshawe college, Julie Brown.
Brown further says, “they also work in the community & family health teams as well as with health care.”
Canada is one of the few countries to recognize Respiratory Therapy as a profession. After graduating students are eligible to write national certification exam and apply for their license with the College of Respiratory Therapists of the particular province in order to practice the profession within the country.