About Respiratory Therapy Zone
Wow, this is awesome! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our ‘About’ page.
My name is Johnny Lung, and I’m the guy in the photo to the right. Okay, okay. Johnny Lung isn’t my real name. But it’s what you can call me while you’re here. (I’ll tell you why in a second)
I’m a Registered Respiratory Therapist, just like you will be someday. I have a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and I currently work and live in the Memphis, TN area. I love my job as an RRT. I have experience in all parts of the hospital, but you can mostly find me in the Emergency Room. What can I say? I enjoy the action.
It wasn’t too long ago that I was in your shoes as an RT student!
Do I miss those days? Not exactly.
Let’s face it, school is hard. Tests and clinicals are hard. The TMC Exam is hard. It’s all hard! I was just doing what you’re doing, balancing multiple tests per week with 12-hour clinical days. I remember it very vividly.
And that’s why I created this website.
I want to make life easier for you and every other Respiratory Therapy student. Period. I’m striving for this site to serve as the resource I never had as a student.
And over time, I’ve compiled lots of study materials and information that I think will be helpful to you. If you take look around, you will find:
- The Test Bank, which has practice test questions to help you ace your exams.
- The Tools I use every day on the job, including the best stethoscope, pulse ox, etc.
- Our TMC Study Guide, which is helping many students pass the TMC Exam on their first attempt.
- The Workbook Helper, which has all the answers to your Egan’s workbook. We looked up all the answers for you, so you don’t have to.
- The TMC Test Bank, which has over 1000 questions, answers, and rationales exactly like the ones you’ll see on your boards.
- We have a free TMC Practice Exam so you can test your knowledge.
- Blog posts
- Courses and videos
- And more..
You may be thinking, “But why should I listen to someone who just graduated only a few years ago? How can this loserrrr possibly help me with school, and help me pass the licensure exam?” Those are valid questions.
Those are valid questions.
Yes, I did just finish respiratory school, but let me explain.
Throughout my experience as a student, while earning two college degrees, I developed skills and techniques that really made learning easy for me. I was able to graduate with the highest GPA in my class while never failing a single test. I never even made below a B average. Then I went on and comfortably passed the TMC Exam and Clinical Sims… on my first try!
And I can show and tell you exactly how I did it!
I’m not telling you this to brag. I’m telling you this because I know that if I can do it, so can you!
This isn’t to say you won’t have to put in a lot of hard work. You will. But I can give you the tools and get you started in the right direction to increase your chances of being successful.
So why don’t I post my real name?
Honestly, my real name isn’t important. What is important is helping and guiding students along their journey of becoming a Respiratory Therapist. I’m not looking for attention or accolades. I don’t want any of the focus to be on me. I want it to be on YOU. And besides, Johnny Lung is way cooler (😎) than me anyway.
So again, I sincerely thank you for reading this far. We’re on this journey together. We can do this one step at a time. Yes, RT school can be hard but keep in mind – if it were easy then everyone would do it, wouldn’t they?
Take pride in the fact that, one day, you’ll be the only thing standing in the way between life and death for your patient. So you must build a solid foundation for your career, and it starts now, with your education.
You can do this. And I look forward to helping you along the way!
Breathe easy, my friend,
Johnny Lung RRT BS