RESPIRATORY THERAPIST

Medication Administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medication Administration

  • Respiratory Therapist (RTs) are licensed health care professionals who specialize in the promotion of optimum cardiopulmonary function and health.
  • RTs participate in clinical decision-making and are focused on the prevention, assessment, treatment, management, control, diagnostic, evaluation, education, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of cardiopulmonary system.
  • RTs are critical thinkers involved in the development and implementation of effective care plans and protocols.
  • RTs are a vital part of a hospital's lifesaving response team. 

Ashma Education

Ashma Education

 

According to the 2010 Bueau of Labor and Statistics, Respiratory Therapy is one of the fastest growing specialties in health care (expected to grow by 21% from 2008-2018)

Therapist-Driven Protocols Therapist-Driven Protocols

evaluationoftherapy

Evaluation of Therapy

RTs treat a wide variety of patients from

  • premature infants with undeveloped lungs, to
  • children with asthma, to
  • trauma victims unable to breathe, to
  • elderly patients with emphysema.

Management of Critically Ill Patients

Management of Critically Ill Patients


Patient Assessment and Management of Breathing Machines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patient Assessment and Management of Breathing Machines (Ventilators)

RTs work in a variety of challenging settings

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Diagnostic laboratories
  • Sleep disorder centers
  • Rehabilitation
  • Educational institutions
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Physicians' offices
  • Patients' homes
  • Home health agencies
  • Medical device manuafacturers

Evaluation and Diagnostic

Evaluation and Diagnostic
Testing for Pulmonary Diseases

RTs work flexible hours

  • 8 and 12 hour shifts
  • Days, evenings, nights

Management of Critically Ill Newborn

Managment of Critically Ill Newborn

Airway Management and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Airway Management and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation