As I approach a welcome retirement, I can’t help but look back 42 years when I started on-the-job training as an inhalation therapist/EKG technician/orderly. I “cut my teeth” in a 60-bed community hospital with a two-therapist department managed by the director of maintenance. Needless to say, this was in the early stages of the American Association for Inhalation Therapy, which over the years became the American Association for Respiratory Care.
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