Allied Health Careers. A cluster of health professions covering as many as 100 occupational titles, exclusive of physicians, nurses, and a handful of others.". www.healthprofessions.org. Respiratory Care. Treatment of breathing disorders which include chronic lung problems
A cluster of health professions covering as many as 100 occupational titles, exclusive of physicians, nurses, and a handful of others."
Treatment of breathing disorders which include chronic lung problems
(i.e., asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema) as well as more acute health
problems related to other injury. Cystic fibrosis patients require respiratory
therapy for their entire lives.
Address people's speech production and language needs through
speech therapy in a variety of different contexts including schools,
hospitals, and through private practice.
Radiologic technologists and technicians take x rays and administer
non-radioactive materials into patients’ bloodstreams for diagnostic purposes.
Some specialize in diagnostic imaging technologies, such as computerized
tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
The treatment of injuries or disorders using physical methods, such
as exercise, massage, or the application of heat
Operates the heart-lung machine during cardiac surgery. Highly trained
member of the Cardio-Thoracic team which consists of Heart Surgeons,
Anesthesiologists and nurses. Main responsibility is to place the patient
on bypass so that the surgeon may operate on a still, unbeating heart.
Skilled treatment that helps people return to ordinary tasks around
home and at work by maximizing physical potential through lifestyle
adaptations and possible use of assistive devices.
An imaging test which sends sound waves to and receives them
back from an organ to create an image of that organ.
A dental hygienist is a licensed dental professional who
specializes in preventive care.