Respiratory Therapy
Internet Resources for Respiratory Therapy


American Lung Association

American Association for Respiratory Care

American Thoracic Society

American Heart Association

American College of Chest Physicians

National Board of Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care Board of California

The National Emphysema Foundation

Online Publications and Journals

Advance News Magazine for Respiratory Care Practitioners

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology

Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society

Goverment Resources

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

National Institute of Health

Center for Disease Control

Below are links to various sites with helpful information and videos about airway management and intubation procedures including the latest devices for performing oral intubations:

MedCalc: Acid-Base Calculator

A-a Oxygen Gradient Online Clinical Calculator
Division of General Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

Airway Management/Secretion Removal

A Page On... Lung Sounds Online (Grady Branch Library and Emory Hospital Library of the Health Sciences Library, Emory University School of Medicine.)

Dr.Magboul's Airway Page (Magboul M. Ali Magboul, FFARCSI, MD)

Fiberoptic Bronchoscope Guided Endotracheal Intubation
by Keith J Ruskin, MD and Richard Sommer, MD

Intubation Procedure by Keith Littlewood, MD
University of Virginia Health System

iVillage Total Health / Allergy and Asthma

Orotracheal Intubation - Author: Gisele de Azevedo Prazeres, MD

Res-Q-Tech  /  Res-Q-Scope Video Capture - Click on Play Video

RESPIRATORY DISEASE by Ed Friedlander, M.D., Pathologist

Society for Airway Management - Videos from Clarus Medical LLC 

The Virtual Anesthesia Textbook - Airway Management

Virtual Airway Device - Intubation Techniques and Tutorials
University of Florida Department of Anethesiology

Other interesting sites to visit

Fire Channel


Virtual Hospital / Virtual Children's Hospital

Lung Sounds
The R.A.L.E.S. Repository

RTCorner.Net, the website for respiratory therapists, by respiratory therapists!

Anesthesiologist Assistant  

AnestaWeb - Anesthesiologist Assistant Educational Program Comparison

Anesthesiologist Assistant Resource Website

Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Respiratory Therapist/Paramedic to Assiociates Degree in Nursing program

Interactive Oxyhemoblobin Dissociation Curve by Nielufar Varjavand, MD
Department of Medicine
Medical College of Pennsylvania, East Falls

Pulmonary Shunt - Interactive Shunt Table (click NEXT)
Dr. Herbert Patrick, MD, MS
Director of Medical Intensive Care Unit
Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Mesothelioma Symptoms - Cancer Information and Facts

Check this out... cool video about how the heart works from iVillage Total Health

How the Heart Works - (Go scroll down to "Animations and Illustrations")

ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)

Volumetric Diffusive Ventilation (VDR)
Percussionaire Corporation

RESPIRATORY DISEASE by Ed Friedlander, M.D., Pathologist

Managing patients with suspected pulmonary embolism by Andrea M. Forgione, MHS, PA-C
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

The Profile of Forrest M. Bird, M.D., PhD., ScD.
Inventor of the Medical Respirator

Lab Tests Online
A public resource on clinical lab testing from laboratory professionals who the testing

John Hopkins  School of Medicine's
Interactive Respiratory Physiology

The Interactive Patient
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Acid Base Tutorial by "Grog" (Alan W. Grogono)
Tulane University Department of Anesthesiology

Video Assisted Thoracoscopy Lung Resection(OR-Live)
Courtesy of

Mechanical Ventilation by ICU web
This site is maintained by members of the Dept of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong with contributions from specialists from around the world).
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