Twitter can be a great way for respiratory therapists to keep up on the latest news, if you know who to follow.

Here’s a list of top twitter users in the respiratory field with a description and explanation of why you should follow them.

ADVANCE Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine – Followers:1,489, Tweets:3,037
ADVANCE for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine is a free monthly trade publication for respiratory care and sleep medicine.  ADVANCE’s twitter account is a great source of news and articles related to respiratory care and sleep medicine.

Respiratory Care Journal – Followers:867, Tweets:540
The Respiratory Care Journal is the peer-reviewed science journal for the American Association for Respiratory Care.  Follow the Journal’s twitter account for announcements of new issues, as well as relevant respiratory news and articles.

The American Association for Respiratory Care – Followers:853, Tweets:592
The AARC advances the science and practice of respiratory care and advocates for patients, families and respiratory therapists.  What better organization to follow than an organization that is an advocate for respiratory therapists?  AARC’s twitter account also releases important news relevant to respiratory care professionals.

Get Respiratory Therapy Jobs – Followers:426, Tweets:9,309
Get all the latest respiratory therapy job openings through the GetResTheraJobs’ twitter account.  You can even follow one of GetResTheraJobs Lists to get alerts of job openings in a specific state.  This is a great one to keep handy even if you aren’t currently looking for a job.

Pulmonary Reviews – Followers:276, Tweets:203
Pulmonary Reviews is a monthly news publication for physicians specializing in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.  Follow Pulmonary Reviews’ twitter account to be notified of industry news and studies relevant to respiratory care professionals.

Touch RESPIRATORY, Medical Journal – Followers:217, Tweets:258
Touch RESPIRATORY is a medical journal focused on keeping professionals informed of advances in fighting lung & pulmonary diseases.  Keep informed of new technologies and treatment breakthroughs by following Touch RESPIRATORY’s twitter account.

RT Magazine – Followers:176, Tweets:486
RT Magazine is focused on decision makers in respiratory care.  If you are in a position of leadership in the respiratory field or are planning to be some day, following RT Magazine’s Twitter Account will provide a great source of relevant respiratory care information.

Rick Frea, Respiratory Therapy Cave Blog – Followers:137, Tweets:418
Rick Frea is the owner and author of the Respiratory Therapy Cave Blog. Rick Frea’s Twitter Account releases interesting and relevant respiratory news and articles.  Visit Rick Frea’s blog for original articles and reflections on the medical field and respiratory care from a fellow respiratory therapist.

*Bonus* Medical Support Products Inc. – Followers:149, Tweets:45
Medical Support Products is a full service respiratory equipment company.  Our company provides respiratory equipment sales, service, and rentals.  Follow our twitter account for industry news, product announcements, and educational articles.  View our list of respiratory therapists to meet and interact with others in the respiratory field.

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