Welcome to Respiratory Therapy, the Journal
of Pulmonary Technique. We’re bringing a new concept
in presenting information to RT managers and supervisors,
respiratory therapists, nurses, researchers and students.
Our goal is to present a wide variety of papers in a clear,
effective and familiar clinical format. Respiratory Therapy’s
international clinical focus will ensure that our readers
receive, with every issue, the latest and best information
about all aspects of respiratory therapy as actively practiced
in a wide variety of clinical venues and modalities. The scope
of our features and departments includes original clinical
studies from around the world, papers from RT caregivers working
in a wide variety of locales and types of facilities, works
in progress from respiratory therapists, researchers, and
scientists, and informative studies about the latest products
for RT caregivers worldwide. Special reports highlight RT
management, legislative issues and the latest news, as well
as practical technology updates and innovative approaches
to respiratory therapy.
WHY MODERN ART?
A word about our covers: Why abstract art? We like color,
we like energy. We don't want to look at pictures of chests
or equipment. Furthermore, the art on our covers is meant
to reflect Respiratory Therapy’s open approach to presenting
information. Our art is like our journal: it is meant to be
looked at with active curiosity, and offers a space for innovation.
It doesn’t give pat answers; it asks leading questions.
It is a generous, all-encompassing aesthetic. Its values are
interpretive. That is, it requires active participation. It
is non-judgmental. It is formally rigorous yet flexible. It
does not misrepresent; it does not "stand for" yet
it takes a stand. It is comprised of essentials. It does not
deliver formulaic answers. It is inclusive and international.
It is an education in perception. Our art is our philosophy.
Respiratory Therapy: a breath of fresh air for RTs wordwide.