Ten undergraduate and graduate respiratory therapy (RT) students helped rural Nicaraguans breathe a little easier following their first ever RT study abroad trip to San Estaban and a rural village outside of Jinotega, Nicaragua. These students took nine days out of their busy schedules to travel to this remote coffee farming community to assess the… more »
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 »
Chip Zimmerman, clinical assistant professor of respiratory therapy, has been appointed interprofessional education coordinator (IPE) for the Lewis School. He has been active in the school’s IPE efforts since the initial team of faculty formed in 2012, and he first presented professionally on this topic five years ago. That team brought together students from nursing,… more »
Respiratory therapy student Nkiruka Achionye’s first name means “my future is great” in her native language. This senior fully embodies the meaning of her name with her drive and her personality. Achionye recently received the NBRC/AMP William W. Burgin, Jr. MD and Robert M. Lawrence MD Education Recognition Award from the Association of Respiratory Care… more »
The number of concussions in youth sports is growing with an estimated 1.1 to 1.9 million occurring annually. No more than 10 percent of these head injuries are reported to emergency rooms, leaving many parents to treat their children at home. Gerald Zavorsky, who is a Georgia State University exercise physiologist and associate professor of… more »
Stephanie West pursued her integrated bachelor’s and master’s degree in respiratory therapy while undergoing the grueling process of hemodialysis for chronic kidney disease. She credits Georgia State professors for helping her manage her health while she was taking classes. Her roommate also assisted by setting up facetime during course lectures.
“I feel blessed that my… more »
Deidra Bohannon knew from a young age that she was interested in a career related to science. She decided to pursue a degree in healthcare based on her exposure to the medical field while caring for her mother, who suffered from ailments including chronic bronchitis. During hospital visits, Bohannon met a practitioner who introduced her… more »
This summer, 10 respiratory therapy students pioneered a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course taught on the Georgia State campus by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta health providers. The two day course is designed for healthcare professionals who handle emergencies involving infants and children. Participants are generally nurses, paramedics, physicians, and other emergency personnel. The Lewis… more »
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 »
The Effect of Wearing and Not Wearing Gloves on Microbial Growth on the Mechanical Ventilator Control Surface, an In-Vitro Study
Rayan Siraj, (M.S., Respiratory Therapy, 2015) noticed numerous clinicians at clinical sites did not wear gloves when carrying out procedures and would subsequently transport microbes from patient to patient. After observing this oversight, Siraj decided… more »