Department of Respiratory Therapy

Establishing a Standard for Single-breath Determination

Dr. Gerald Zavorsky, along with researchers from around the world recently published guidelines that standardize the single-breath determination of nitric oxide (NO) uptake in the lungs. It is a special lung function test that measures the adequacy of gas transfer in the lung, specifically, through the alveolar capillary membrane. This test can one day replace… more »

Differences in Sex and Running Ability Influence Declines in Marathon Performance, Study Finds

A person’s sex and running ability play a role in the decline of their performance in marathons as they get older, according to a Georgia State University study.

“We found that marathon performance decline begins at about 35 years old,” said Dr. Gerald Zavorsky, lead author of the study and associate professor in the Department… more »

RT Recognized for Unparalleled Pass Rate Record

RT grads achieve 100 percent CRT and RRT pass rate

Georgia State’s spring undergraduate respiratory therapy class continues the strong tradition of licensure pass rate success. These 28 men and women achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exam, keeping the Department of Respiratory Therapy’s seven-year tradition alive.

The Department… more »

RT grads achieve 100 percent licensure pass rate

Georgia State’s spring undergraduate respiratory therapy class continues the strong tradition of licensure pass rate success. These 22 men and women achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exam, keeping the Department of Respiratory Therapy’s six year tradition alive.

For the second year in a row, Georgia State received recognition… more »

Perfect Pass Rate on Licensure Exam

Georgia State’s undergraduate respiratory therapy students push themselves to succeed. For five years running, they achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exam, surpassing the national average for all students taking the RRT exam.

These results earned recognition from the accrediting organization in this field. The Commission on Accreditation for… more »

RT Program Recognized for Undergraduate Student Success

The Department of Respiratory Therapy is receiving the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), in recognition of its achievements in student success. This national award recognizes Georgia State’s undergraduate RT program for multiple years of achieving a 100 percent pass rate for the RRT credentialing… more »

Embracing collaborative health care training for optimal patient care

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November 2012

“Mr. Arie, we are just going to check your vital signs,” says a nursing student to the simulation mannequin… more »