July 26, 2021
Respiratory therapists continue to be an integral part of the health care teams working to save the lives of those afflicted with COVID-19. Now, respiratory therapists can be officially certified as ECMO (specialists
“So much about ECMO makes sense to me because it has to do with oxygenation, ventilation, and hemodynamics, which RTs are well versed in.”
“I want to do everything I can to educate myself to work safely, efficiently and confidently so I can help oncoming ECMO team members do the same so we can have the best patient outcomes,” Johnson said.