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Columbia State Community College recognized Tanner Thurman of Columbiaas one of 12 respiratory care graduates during its annual pinning ceremony May 4. Students who are trained to work as respirat...Spring 2017
Columbia State Honors Tanner Thurman as Respiratory Care Graduate
Columbia State Community College recognized Tanner Thurman of Columbiaas one of 12 respiratory care graduates during its annual pinning ceremony May 4.
Students who are trained to work as respiratory therapists provide assessment, diagnostic evaluation, treatment and care for patients with breathing disorders. Upon completion of the program, graduates have become experts in artificial ventilation, resuscitation and airway management.
The graduates are pursuing employment at long-term care facilities, home care agencies and area hospitals, such as Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Maury Regional Medical Center, Williamson Medical Center, Saint Thomas West Hospital and Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
"Many of the students have job commitments before graduation," said R. David Johnson, director and associate professor of the respiratory care program. "These students work hard to prepare for their new careers."
Columbia State's respiratory care program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. All students participate in supervised, hands-on care in a variety of area healthcare settings and receive adult, pediatric and neonatal training.
"For the second consecutive year, Columbia State's respiratory care program is among a select group recognized by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) for the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award," said Dr. Kae Fleming, dean of the Health Sciences Division and professor of radiologic technology. "This distinction honors a history of exceptional credentialing success, retention and positive job placement. This year's graduates become part of Columbia State's tradition of excellence in preparing healthcare professionals."
For more information about applying to the respiratory care program, visit www.ColumbiaState.edu/Respiratory-Care.