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Coronavirus: Providing Respiratory Therapy on Frontline of the Pandemic

With respiratory distress common among seriously ill coronavirus patients, respiratory therapists are at the tip of the spear on the pandemic frontline.

Respiratory therapists have been in short supply during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. A study published in 2015 identified the supply of ventilators and the staff to manage them as a weak point in the U.S. healthcare sector’s capability to function effectively during a public health crisis.

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