Edward J. Salazar RRT. CPT. RPSGT.
December 1, 1973: Met the requirements of the American Assoc. for Respiratory Therapy to be awarded the distinction of CRTT.
May 2, 1974: Graduated from Broward Community Collage with an AS degree in Respiratory Therapy Technology.
May 24, 1974: Completed the Coronary Care Training Program at Broward General Medical Center.
October 30, 1975: Completed requirements of the Miami Hospitals School of Cardiopulmonary Technology.
November 26, 1975: Met the standards and qualifications of the National Society of Cardiopulmonary Technologist to qualify for the designation of Cardiopulmonary Technologist CPT.
November 1975: Hired as Technical Director of Cardiopulmonary Services at Northridge General Hospital – Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
September 1975: June 1981 Affiliate faculty member Broward Community Collage. Pulmonary function instructor.
February 22 1976: Satisfactorily completed the written and oral examinations of the National Board of Respiratory Therapy to be recorded as a Registered Respiratory Therapist RRT #3527. I was awarded the designation CPFT (certified pulmonary function technologist) by the NBRT in 1978.
November 1982: Established Edward J. Salazar & Assoc. for the purpose of providing staffing services in ICU, PICU, NICU, and transport settings. We later expanded to representing medical equipment manufacturers.
May 1, 1992: I Served as Clinical/Marketing specialist for Professional Respiratory Care of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., a full service DME and clinical respiratory therapy company. Clinical duties included adult and pediatric home ventilator management, and adult and pediatric sleep studies.
June 13, 1998: Entered into a partnership with South Florida Diagnostics of Plantation Florida, providing cardio-pulmonary diagnostic and DME services in South Florida. I also began working on a per-diem basis for various NICUs in South Florida.
July 2002: Became an independent manufacturer’s representative (IMR), for Vitaline, Inc.
July 25, 2008: Successfully completed the BRPT RPSGT Examination.
Aug 1, 2008: Became a managing partner with Advanced Diagnostic Sleep Center CDE Inc.
July 10, 2014: Authored and published “A Free Kill”, a telling of the events leading to the cardiopulmonary arrest and death of my son Christopher age 28 while a patient in a trauma center ICU.
Jan 6, 2016: Contracted with Percussionaire Corporation as Distributor for the State of Florida.
November 26, 2019 Edward J. Salazar, RRT, CPFT, RPSGT, has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry