University of Southern Indiana

Wesley Phy

Wesley Phy, MEd, RRT

Chair of Respiratory Therapy
Respiratory Therapy Program

Clinical Assistant Professor of Respiratory Therapy
Respiratory Therapy Program

Health Professions Center - 2089

About Me

I am a Tennessee native with over 32 years of extensive experience in all areas of respiratory therapy which include education, management, home care, pulmonary rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation,  pulmonary diagnostics, adult and pediatric critical care. I have an 8 year specialization in Newborn Intensive Care (NICU) with Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN which includes providing ground transport with Vanderbilt's Angel I and II critical care transport units. Other experiences in respiratory care include:

  • Program Chair/Director and Instructor for Respiratory Therapy - University of Southern Indiana, Evansville IN
  • Director of Clinical Education - Respiratory Therapy Program, Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin TN
  • Director of Respiratory Care - State of Tennessee, Division of Developmental Disabilities, Nashville TN
  • Director of Cardiopulmonary - NorthCrest Medical Center, Springfield TN
  • Life-Flight Transport Therapist - Children's Hospital, Little Rock AR
  • Program Manager for Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, Nashville TN
  • Saint Thomas Medical Group Pulmonary Function Technologist, Nashville TN
  • Assistant Director of Cardiopulmonary - Middle Tennessee Medical Center, Murfreesboro TN

Education and Certifications

  • MEd - Master of Science Degree in Education - University of Southern Indiana, Evansville IN
  • BS - Bachelor of Science Degree in Management - Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville TN
  • AS - Associate of Science Degree in Respiratory Care - Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, TN
  • RRT - Registered Respiratory Therapist - 1983
  • CRT - Certified Respiratory Therapist - 1982
  • EMT - Emergency Medical Technician Certification - 1978

 Courses Taught

  • REST 101 - Respiratory Therapy Procedures I  (Basic Respiratory Therapy)   
  • REST 102 - Respiratory Therapy Procedures II (Airway Management and Code Blue Techniques)
  • REST 103 - Respiratory Therapy Procedures III (Basic Respiratory Therapy and Humidity Therapy)
  • REST 104 - Respiratory Therapy Procedures IV (Mechanical Ventilation)
  • REST 205 - Respiratory Therapy Procedures V (Brohchopulmonary Hygiene)
  • REST 206 - Respiratory Therapy Procedures VI (Respiratory Pharmacology)
  • REST 126 - Respiratory Care II (Pressure Therapy, Altitude, Respiratory Failure)
  • REST 214 - Pulmonary Disease I (Pulmonary Diseases)
  • REST 222 - Respiratory Pathophysiology II
  • REST 224 - Pulmonary Diseases II 


  • The Effects and Outcomes of Low Fidelity Clinical Simulation for Respiratory Therapy Students: Clinical Judgment, Critical Thinking, Perceptions. (USI)
  • National survey on the attitudes and opinions of hospital based department directors and managers for respiratory therapy. (USI)
  • Occurrences and possible causes of pneumonia and respiratory infection in persons with developmental disabilities (State of TN)
  • Code blue techniques and policy development for persons with developmental disabilities (State of TN)

 Recent Publications

 Professional Organizations

  • American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
  • National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Kentucky State Board for Respiratory Care (KBRC)
  • Indiana State Board for Respiratory Care (ISRC)


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