As a Respiratory Therapist, I am asked by students and new Respiratory Therapists what some of the daily tools I use are. In addition, readers often ask me what resources I use to get things done. So I’ve created this page as a handy reference. These are the absolute best tools that I use daily. I couldn’t make it a day at work without the things on this list, and I’m confident it will also help you. This page will change over time as I discover new tools, so I recommend you bookmark it as a reference.


Best Stethoscope

Personally I use the 3M Littmann Classic III Stethoscope.  The Littmann Classic III Stethoscope offers high acoustic sensitivity for exceptional performance when doing general physical assessments. It features dual turn-able diaphragm and an updated design that is easier to clean and maintain.

Trauma Shears

Trauma Shears

The fastest trauma shears available. Used by Respiratory Therapists, Paramedics, EMTs, Nurses, Doctors, Military, Police, Fire, First Responders, and more.

Pulse Oximeters

Pulse Oximeter

Rapidly detect changes in your patient’s blood oxygen level, a finger pulse oximeter is essential for all home care Respiratory Therapists.


Best Scrubs

Nearly all patient care personnel at hospitals wear some form of scrubs I recommend having 4-5 pairs of scrubs. Make comfort your main reason for purchasing, you are going to be living in scrubs.

Go2 Compression Socks

Compression Socks

As a Respiratory Therapist you will be on your feet lots and increase your chance of varicose veins. Compression socks will help reduce the symptoms of painful varicose veins and when worn faithfully, they slow the progression of vein disease.

Neonatal Resuscitation

neonatal resuscitation

Are you planning to work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit? You will need the latest textbook Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th Edition. The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an educational program jointly sponsored with the American Heart Association (AHA).

West's Respiratory Physiology

West's Respiratory Physiology

Many times on Intensive Care Unit rounds the Intensivists have stated to ICU residents to perchance West’s Respiratory Physiology to help get a great understanding of how the lungs work. I too highly agree that this simply is the best book in understanding of respiratory physiology.

Dansko Women's Professional Mule

Dansko Women's Professional Mule

I don’t wear these but the women I work with swear by them. Great comfort for long days on your feet.

Infant Stethoscopes

infant stethoscope

Infant Stethoscopes sized for little patients, a must need when working in the NICU.