Heather Jo Phillips, RRT, RN, Registered Nurse with DeTar Healthcare System

Get to know Respiratory Therapist Heather Jo Phillips, who serves the population of Cuero, Texas.

Heather completed her Registered Nurse Degree from Excelsior College and her Registered Respiratory Therapist certification from the Victoria College. She completed her certifications in 2000, giving her nearly two decades of experience in her field. Heather currently practices within DeTar Healthcare System and holds an expertise in Critical Care, Emergency Room, Operating Room, Intensive Care Unit, and Cardiopulmonary. To stay up to date in her field she remains a professional member of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

A respiratory therapist is a specialized healthcare practitioner trained in pulmonary medicine in order to work therapeutically with people suffering from pulmonary disease. Respiratory therapists are specialists and educators in many areas including cardiology, pulmonology, and sleep therapy. Respiratory therapists are clinicians trained in advanced airway management; establishing and maintaining the airway during management of trauma, and intensive care. Respiratory therapists initiate and manage life support for people in intensive care units and emergency departments, stabilizing, treating and managing pre-hospital and hospital-to-hospital patient transport by air or ground ambulance.

Heather attributes her professional success to the love of the field, always learning, teaching others, making a difference, challenges and giving her best each day. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family and going to the rodeo.

Learn More about Heather Jo Phillips:

Through the DeTar Healthcare System, www.detar.com/

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