Respiratory Therapy


Respiratory therapy or care is a type of health care that involves evaluating and diagnosing patients with respiratory issues and providing treatment, management, and ongoing assessments to improve breathing. Any patient of any age may need respiratory therapy. There are many conditions, illnesses, injuries, and symptoms that can impact breathing and many different patients can benefit from care to make breathing easier.


Respiratory care may be provided for patients in the short-term, for rehabilitation after an illness for instance. This kind of therapy may also be used over long periods of time, or indefinitely, for patients with progressive illnesses and who will not recover. Respiratory therapy involves the use of a number of tools, strategies, technology and equipment to

Zarif Khayam

Head of Department


In general, respiratory therapists help patients breathe better, but there are many things they actually do to achieve this and to provide quality care, beginning with assessing and evaluating patients so that they can establish treatment goals and develop the right plan. The responsibilities of respiratory therapists providing care include:

  • Interviewing and assessing patients.

  • Performing physical exams.

  • Diagnosing breathing challenges and consulting with physicians to develop treatment plans.

  • Performing tests to diagnose breathing, oxygen uptake, lung capacity, and other measurements.

  • Setting up, operating, and monitoring life support ventilators.

  • Managing artificial airways in patients.

  • Checking vital signs.

  • Administering aerosol spray medications.

  • Monitoring and operating humidifiers.

  • Performing and guiding patients through pulmonary exercises.

  • Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  • Performing chest physiotherapy to help eliminate mucus and improve breathing.

  • Educating patients and their families about symptoms, illnesses, treatments, and home care. Manage symptoms and improve breathing.


Patients may receive respiratory therapy in a variety of settings. In hospitals, which are where most respiratory therapists work, they provide care in emergency rooms, in the intensive care unit, in trauma departments, in pulmonary departments, and in pediatric units, as well as any other area of the hospital where respiratory care is needed.


Respiratory therapy is typically common in nursing homes where many patients need special care, often related to pulmonary conditions. Respiratory therapists may also work with patients in private practices, doctors’ offices, and specialty clinics and medical centers. Respiratory care can also be provided in the home as part of a comprehensive home care treatment plan.


Northwest institute has always brought novelty to the learning  experience , we believe in providing early hands on experience .After the covid  pandemic the deficiency in the field of respiratory therapy has been felt immensely . we intend to fill the gap that exists in our country in this field .At Northwest we ensure that our practices of medicine , and methods of teaching and learning remain at par with international practices.


S. No. Faculty Name Designation Department

Syed Ghufran 

Head of Department 

Respiratory Therapy and Intensive care
2 Aisha Kulsoom Mufti Assistant Professor Respiratory Therapy and Intensive care