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Respiratory Therapists Tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
Can any health care professional such as pca's or respiratory therapists get certified to start IV's or injections?
Depends upon state: Yes, that is governed by the individual state and requires competency certification. ...Read more
Depends: None normally in a good institute. Interns have to show personal interest in learning the procedure. Some institutes allow rt to intubate, most don't and is in the realm of an experienced md like er, ICU or anesthesiologist who are experts in managing the airways. You can lose a life very easy. ...Read more
Can respiratory therapists administer conscious sedation for certain respiratory procedures like bronchoscopies?
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Can respiratory therapists administer anesthesia under supervision of a anesthesiologist and start ivs and give injections?
I don't think so: these two entirely different areas of medicine ...Read more
They can't: You can help with some saline nasal spray. If it persists, you need to see your pediatrician or an ent. A respiratory therapist is usually a hospital based allied health professional who helps with respiratory care in the hospital... Ventilation management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Respiratory Therapy: This is my favorite question so far. I was first a respiratory therapist before i became a physician. I learned much of my compassion for patients from the many hours i spent treating asthma, cystic fibrosis, monitoring patients on life support and loving their families. Respiratory therapists do treatments for those suffering from asthma and emphysema. They are a backbone to the ICU team. ...Read more
Many helpful facts..: A respiratory therapist can ensure you are using your inhalers properly. They can also teach you specilized breathing techniques which may decrease work of breathing and increase breathing comfort. A respiratory therapist can show you how to measure your respiratory rate and measure your oxygen level with a pulse oximeter (a device that measures oxygen levels in blood). ...Read more
No: In most states, all you need to do is hands on training in a lab; do some online courses and take the brpt tests for cpsgt or rpsgt. Bingo... ...Read more
Is respiratory therapist a good job? I am aiming to become one. Could you also tell me a bit more details about the job? Is it a good job to pursue?
The best way: To find a vocation is to go and follow a respiratory therapist for a few hours but pick the time they are most busy, like the one in the ICU to see if you like the actions and can enjoy the job. If you do, then go for it. It is something with lots of work and actions sometimes, and you'll have to know a lot: about health, people, their relationships and interactions and science like ventilators. ...Read more
Respiratory Therapy: A therapist in most hospitals has standard orders to choose standard medications based on the pulmonary function of the patient. These are according to strict established protocols. These are nebulizer medications such as albuterol. They do not "push" medications. Other medications such as steroids in the nebulizers are specifically ordered by physicians. ...Read more
APRT: Never heard of one, but resp therapy has differing experience levels and differing levels of responsibility in its ranks. Also, heart-lung bypass technologists form another skill group which is advanced, though not necessarily an RT. ...Read more
How to become an RT: normally you need to go to a respiratory therapy school for anywhere from 1 to 4 years. You can google respiratory therapy schools. ...Read more
They can: They are trained to do that.Get a more detailed answer ›
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