Top Respiratory Therapist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Respiratory Therapist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Respiratory Therapist resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.9% of Respiratory Therapist resumes contained Patient Care as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Respiratory Therapist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Respiratory Therapist resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Ensured patient care by determining requirements for treatment of patients and operated mechanical and therapeutic devices following specified parameters of treatment.
  • Collaborated effectively with physicians and other interdisciplinary staff to evaluate and modify services and promote effective patient care outcomes.
  • Provide pulmonary assessments and recommendations to physicians to assist in developing and/or modifying individual patient care plans.
  • Mentored local respiratory students through clinical rotations encouraging good patient care skills and optimal respiratory care.
  • Collaborate with other professional disciplines to ensure effective patient care delivery to achieve desired patient outcome.
  • Collaborated with nurses and physicians in developing patient care plans, provided assessment and diagnostic evaluations.
  • Conducted patient assessments and interpreted clinical data necessary for the delivery of quality patient care.
  • Provide direct patient care for acute care patients including directly assisting physicians with specialized procedures.
  • Provided a safe environment and promoted quality patient care by adhering to established standards.
  • Performed ventilator checks, respiratory treatments and communicate with other departments on patient care.
  • Utilized specialized equipment and related computer systems in the management of patient care.
  • Practice proper documentation when administering patient care and when performing department record maintenance.
  • Delivered innovative patient care by developing and implementing therapist directed respiratory protocols.
  • Co-facilitated ventilator weaning through collaboration and communication with the patient care team.
  • Develop, implement and coordinate individualized patient care plan based on diagnosis.
  • Participated in ongoing education and training sessions regarding respiratory patient care.
  • Participated in several pilot programs geared towards improving home patient care.
  • Perform other pertinent respiratory therapy and patient care duties as required.
  • Monitor and document patient care provided in electronic medical record.
  • Coordinate patient care services and education originating in a location.

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2. Ventilator Management

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Here's how Ventilator Management is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Assumed primary responsibility for all respiratory care therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, ventilator management, arterial blood gas sampling and analysis.
  • Utilized in-depth knowledge of respiratory care practice, including respiratory assessment and ventilator management, diverse clinical skills and patient-driven protocols.
  • Evaluated, Treated and cared for patients with respiratory disorders, carrying out therapeutic treatments, ventilator managements and diagnostic procedures.
  • Frequent guest lecturer at Outreach Education Seminars covering such topics as: ventilator management, pharmacology, and patient stabilization.
  • Performed invasive/non-invasive ventilator management, treatment medication preparation, and administration to sub-acute, rehabilitative, and chronic patients.
  • Provide respiratory care to patients in the intensive care units by developing respiratory care paths and performing ventilator management.
  • Performed various respiratory therapies in the hospital setting including critical care, emergency medicine, and ventilator management.
  • Performed patient assessments, ventilator management, and patient weaning per facility protocol and doctors orders.
  • Preform all aspects of respiratory care including ventilator management, arterial blood gas drawing and analysis.
  • Performed ventilator management, non-invasive ventilator management, airway clearance, large and small aerosol therapy.
  • Assembled respiratory equipment and provided chest physical therapy and ventilator management to respiratory compromised patients.
  • Provided breathing treatments, ventilator management and weaning intervention in emergency and critical care settings.
  • Provide ventilator management and participate in therapist driven protocols for weaning of patients from ventilators.
  • Delivered patient care for neonates, and geriatric patients via ventilator management and medication delivery.
  • Implemented ventilator management and additional respiratory care treatments in multiple areas throughout the hospital.
  • Provided acute ventilator management of postoperative cardiac surgery patients to pediatric/neonatal and adult patients.
  • Educated nurses and respiratory therapy students regarding mechanical ventilator management and other related fields.
  • Worked closely with physicians to facilitate ventilator management and the utilization of weaning protocols.
  • Initiate ventilator protocols; implement and coordinate ventilator management of post-operative patients in IRR.
  • Transport patients to various appointments to ensure proper respiratory care ventilator management, suctioning.

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3. Respiratory Therapy Equipment

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Here's how Respiratory Therapy Equipment is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Assemble, maintain, cleaned and calibrate respiratory therapy equipment ensuring safety for patient use; identified and removed malfunctioning equipment.
  • Inspect, clean and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary.
  • Set up, operate and inspect mechanical ventilators and other respiratory therapy equipment to ensure functionality and safety.
  • Checked the operation of respiratory therapy equipment on units and made necessary adjustments.
  • Process all respiratory therapy equipment, cleaning, sterilizing and packaging as required.
  • Selected Contributions: * Presented in-service training on respiratory therapy equipment.
  • Inspected and maintained respiratory therapy equipment to ensure optimal functioning.
  • Maintained and utilized all types of respiratory therapy equipment.
  • Process respiratory therapy equipment, cleaning as needed.
  • Verify proper operating function of respiratory therapy equipment.
  • Trained patients on in-home respiratory therapy equipment.
  • Maintained and operated respiratory therapy equipment.
  • Perform a variety of duties related to setting up, operating, cleaning, sterilizing, and storing respiratory therapy equipment.
  • Inspect, clean, test, and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is working properly and safely.
  • Inspect, clean, test, and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure proper functioning safety guidelines.
  • Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure functioning safely and efficiently.
  • Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment; ordering repairs when necessary.
  • Clean, disinfect, assemble, and test various types of respiratory therapy equipment.
  • Initiate, maintain, and discontinue basic and intensive respiratory therapy equipment and techniques.
  • Trained patients in the use of all respiratory therapy equipment including CPAP/BIPAP machines.

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4. Oxygen Therapy

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Here's how Oxygen Therapy is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Provide full respiratory assessment, diagnostic evaluation, treatment and care for patients on mechanical ventilation, and/or oxygen therapy.
  • Set up oxygen therapy and maintained ventilator equipment and other equipment for the maintenance of patients with oxygenation/ventilation disorders.
  • Provided therapeutic interventions with oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, airway management, and invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation.
  • Educate, diagnose and treat patients suffering from pulmonary and cardiac disease using oxygen therapy and administering respiratory medications.
  • Provide general respiratory therapeutic services including oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, humidification therapy, and suction therapy.
  • Provide respiratory therapy to patients through patient assessment, oxygen therapy, aerosol treatments, and ventilator management.
  • General respiratory therapy services include oxygen therapy, medicated aerosol therapy, bronchial hygiene therapy and patient/family education.
  • Administer respiratory medications as well as oxygen therapy based on specific needs and requirements of the patient.
  • Maintained and educated patients in use of their oxygen therapy, medication therapy, and mechanical ventilators.
  • Provided and operated various types of respiratory care equipment including oxygen therapy, nasal CPAP and ventilation.
  • Performed routine respiratory therapy procedures including oxygen therapy, and humidity/aerosol therapy in assigned areas on patients.
  • Administered aerosol therapy, chest physiotherapy, and oxygen therapy; coordinated suctioning and tracheotomy care.
  • Provided home care for patients aged newborn through geriatric adult under respiratory care and/or oxygen therapy.
  • Provided physician ordered aerosol medications, oxygen therapy, chest physiotherapy, and diagnostic tests.
  • Monitored ventilator parameters of patients and the oxygen therapy protocols at the appropriate intervals.
  • Perform respiratory care such as oxygen therapy, breathing treatments and pulmonary drainage procedures.
  • Managed ventilators, Performed oxygen therapy, Responded to codes, and Administered respiratory medication
  • Conduct oxygen therapy using various oxygen devices and patient appropriate therapist driven protocols.
  • Administer oxygen therapy and respiratory treatments for patients with seasonal viruses and bacteria.
  • Utilize and manage mechanical ventilators, high flow oxygen therapy and Bi-Level ventilation.

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5. Emergency Room

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Here's how Emergency Room is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Performed duties of a Respiratory Therapist including airway management, ventilator management, emergency room duties and overall patient care.
  • Provided respiratory therapy services to patients in Pulmonary Rehab, Intensive Care, and Emergency Room and Medical-Surgical units.
  • Worked in stressful situations while assisting emergency room physicians and nurses and administered rescue procedures when required.
  • Specialized in respiratory therapy working with critical patients in Intensive Care Units and emergency rooms.
  • Work in emergency room administering respiratory treatments to patients in need of emergency care.
  • Performed respiratory care for patients on Medical/Telemetry, Psychiatric Units and Emergency Room.
  • Assist care with pediatric patients with respiratory insufficiency in emergency room setting.
  • Provided care to Cardiac/Surgical/Medical floors/Critical Care/Pediatric/ Emergency Room and Neonatal units.
  • Provided advanced respiratory therapy in Intensive Care Units and Emergency Room.
  • Performed laboratory and patient registration duties in the emergency room.
  • Responded to respiratory related complications in the emergency room.
  • Provide Respiratory Services to Emergency Room and outpatients.
  • Provided acute respiratory care in emergency room setting.
  • Provide respiratory care to patients on medical, telemetry psychiatric floors as well as the emergency room and intensive care unit.
  • Administered ventilator care in the emergency room, intensive care, coronary care, step down units, and adult/pediatric wards.
  • Work in the emergency room, intensive care unit, cardiovascular intensive care unit, and the neurological intensive care unit.
  • Assisted patients in all areas of hospital care including emergency room treatment, critical care units, and routine floor rounds.
  • Provide outstanding care and respiratory assistance to diverse patients across Critical Care, Emergency Room, and Medical / Surgical Units.
  • Provided respiratory care for emergency room (ER), intensive care unit (ICU), and floor therapy.
  • Experienced in Cardiac, NICU, PICU, and progressive care unit as well as emergency room (ER).

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6. Bipap

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Here's how Bipap is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Supported mechanical ventilation and BiPAP as required for support of patients with dysfunction of respiratory system.
  • Perform invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation, including application of BiPAP.
  • Provided education/orientation of V60 BiPAP to local paramedic groups.
  • Provided non-invasive ventilation via BIPAP Vision.
  • Performed general patient care issuing respiratory medication to patients, as well as monitor CPAP/BiPAP units on the floors.
  • Maintain and monitor adult and pediatric ventilators and BiPap / CPAP, in both critical and general care settings.
  • Assisted patients with CPAP/ BiPap devices, perform mask fittings, and adjusted pressure settings per physician's order.
  • Delivered respiratory education regarding equipment use, breathing techniques and treatments, percussion therapy, and BIPAP therapy.
  • Initiated, monitored, and made appropriate adjustments on ventilators, CPAP and BIPAP units per physician orders.
  • Set patients up on hospital and home CPAP/BIPAP machines when ordered by physician or as needed.
  • Perform respiratory care needs using Aerosol, Oxygen, BIPAP/CPAP, also IPPB& IPV therapy.
  • Provide respiratory care to patients in home specializing in CPAP, BIPAP and Auto PAP.
  • Recommended, applied and managed mechanical ventilation, BiPAP, CPAP and Hi-Flow oxygen devices.
  • Set up and Monitor Mechanical Ventilators, BIPAP, Aerosol and Oxygen Devices.
  • Perform ventilator set-up, CPAP/BIPAP set-up, arterial blood gas sampling and analysis.
  • Coached patients to transition to the use of BiPAP and CPAP medical devices.
  • Experience with setting up home CPAPS and BIPAPS within the hospital for patients.
  • Experienced with non invasive ventilation such as CPAP, BIPAP, and IPPB.
  • Worked part-time after hours for local DME setting up BiPAP & CPAP equipment.
  • Set up of CPAP, BiPAP, ASV and other respiratory equipment.

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7. Cpap

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Here's how Cpap is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Performed respiratory assessments, home ventilator management, CPAP therapy instruction and in-service training of health care providers and patient caregivers.
  • Set up and maintained BIPAP/CPAP for management of ventilation and oxygenation abnormalities.
  • Initiate and educate patients in the proper self-administration of CPAP/Bi-Level Therapy.
  • Operated a variety of different respiratory equipment including, but not limited to, mechanical ventilators, CPAP, and BiPAP.
  • Download the patient's compliance record from the CPAP/BIPAP machine to provide the physician and the insurance with accurate information.
  • Managed mechanical ventilation in different modes of ventilation: Assist control, Control, SIMV, CPAP, and BiPap.
  • Experience with ventilators, CPAP, BiPAP, Blood Gas machines, and other miscellaneous machines and respiratory related equipment.
  • Performed AUTO CPAP set ups on a weekly basis to assist Physician in selecting optimal CPAP pressure for pt.
  • Educate and follow up with patients on prescribed therapies including AutoPAP, CPAP, BiPAP, ASV and IVAPS.
  • Worked in conjunction with the Wilson Sleep Disorder Center in setting up their patients on CPAP and BI-PAP machines.
  • Manage ventilators, CPAP and Bi-level machines, oxygen tanks, air compressors, and baby heart monitors.
  • Set up, monitored, calibrated, and cleaned CPAP, BiPAP, and mechanical ventilation machines.
  • Experienced with Newport e360 ventilator, Newport HT50 Ventilator, Opti-Venturi system, CPAP and BiPap units.
  • Followed up with BIPAP, CPAP, and oxygen patients after they were setup with the equipment.
  • Instruct patients in a clinical setting in the operation and use of home CPAP and BIPAP units.
  • Provide patient education and setup on respiratory devices including CPAP, BiPAP, and respiratory assist devices.
  • Use of various respiratory equipment such as BiPAP/CPAP machines, ventilators, and chest PT machines.
  • Set up home CPAP systems for patients, Managed Patients at Home, Marketing of new company
  • Assembled and assured proper operations of mechanical ventilators, BIPAP, CPAP, and suction equipment.
  • Help patients with portable ventilators, CPAP/BiPAP therapy, oxygen therapy, and aerosol therapy.

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8. Aerosol Therapy

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Here's how Aerosol Therapy is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Administered respiratory medications, medical gases (including oxygen), and aerosol therapy.
  • Assisted in administration of gas or aerosol therapy as directed by respiratory therapist.
  • Helped implement new therapist-driven protocols for oxygen and aerosol therapy started this year.
  • Administered respiratory medications, medical gases, aerosol therapy and chest physiotherapy.
  • Administered oxygen and other gas therapy, humidity therapy and aerosol therapy.
  • Administered aerosol therapy and obtained and analyzed arterial blood gas samples.
  • Performed aerosol therapy in order to relieve patients' respiratory distress.
  • Experienced in other types of aerosol therapy and medication administration.
  • Provided patient education on smoking cessation and aerosol therapy.
  • Administered medical gases, humidity and aerosol therapy.
  • Provided patients with aerosol therapy and oxygen.
  • Performed oxygen and aerosol therapy on patients.
  • Administered oxygen and aerosol therapy as required.
  • Experienced in aerosol therapy and medication administration.
  • Determine and implements optimal aerosol therapy.
  • Perform aerosol therapy as indicated.
  • Perform Humidity and Aerosol Therapy.
  • Preformed oxygen and aerosol therapy.
  • Assess & treat patients daily with respiratory related illness by performing aerosol therapy, chest physiotherapy, & lung volume expansion.
  • Provide care and education to patients with aerosol therapy, oxygen and other equipment in the home and at the office.

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9. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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Here's how Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and related Respiratory Care responsibilities.
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation according to resuscitation guidelines.
  • Performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation when warranted.
  • Performed electrocardiograms and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Administer mechanical ventilation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, maintenance of artificial airways, collection of blood and specimens for diagnostic purposes.
  • Give chest percussion and medication as prescribed; respond to codes, provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation and evaluate effectiveness.
  • Attend C-Section and High Risk Deliveries and provide immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation for infants when necessary.
  • Provide emergency and critical care, including artificial ventilation and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Looked after patient's condition and regularly monitored breath sounds and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Provided cardiopulmonary resuscitation, set up mechanical ventilators, and performed patient assessments.
  • Participated in cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures of bag ventilation and closed chest massage.
  • Assisted in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation as an integral part of the emergency team.
  • Perform pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cases of ceased breathing.
  • Initiated (if needed) and participated in emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Responded to all medical emergencies and assisted with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and responded for Rapid Response Team.
  • Managed airways during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency situations.
  • Maintain a patient's airway during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Performed Cardiopulmonary resuscitation as required in emergency cases.
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on both adults and infants.

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10. Trach Care

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Here's how Trach Care is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Provided trach care to chronically and acutely ventilated patients
  • Performed daily vent management, trach care, and breathing treatments for patient residents, cleaned equipment, updated patient charts.
  • Skilled in all aspects of respiratory care including: aerosol treatments, both in line and hand held, trach care.
  • Worked with home ventilators and teaching to patients and patients family on trach care and respiratory care for that patient.
  • Placed patients on oxygen, weaned from oxygen, and performed airway care such as suctioning and trach care.
  • Home care for Ventilator patients, train families on ventilator and trach care prior to discharge to home.
  • Experienced in ICU, ER, General floors, Patient Assessment, Trach Care, NPPV and Ventilators.
  • Administer breathing treatments, wean ventilator patients, trach care, and many other respiratory therapy related tasks.
  • Provided initial set up and follow on monitoring of all ventilator use and trach care for patients.
  • Provide care for patients on ventilators, perform trach care, set-up oxygen devices and breathing treatments.
  • Provided trach care, chest percussion, and obtained arterial blood gas by arterial puncture.
  • Perform airway care including trach care, in-line, NT, and oral suction.
  • Teach trach care cleaning and suctioning to family members and patient for home care.
  • Blood gas draws and analysis, trach care, and monitoring patient devices.
  • Care for ventilator patients, trach care, assist with bedside procedures.
  • Provide trach care, vent management, & wean screens where needed.
  • Perform airway clearance maneuvers, lung expansion, trach care and suctioning.
  • Monitor ventilator support patients, trach care, and follow weaning protocols
  • Informed patients on trach care at home and in rehabilitation hospital.
  • Provided treatments as ordered, and provided trach care as needed.

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11. EKG

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Here's how EKG is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Utilized and understood diagnostic equipment for cardiopulmonary services, including EKG.
  • Completed initial respiratory assessment and admission EKG on new patients.
  • Operated mechanical ventilator, performed ABG analysis & interpretation, floor therapy, EKG, call code blue, and ER.
  • Job duties consisted of administering respiratory medications to needed patients, performed EKGS, charted and did routine checkups on patients.
  • Stress Technician which consisted of applying EKG leads, manually taking blood pressure and typing up reports for the doctors.
  • Administered breathing treatments, EKG's, Arterial Puncture, Monitored ventilators, Educated patients, and record keeping.
  • Perform diagnostic procedures such as PFT to assess the severity of respiratory dysfunction in patients as well as EKG.
  • Administered medication through aerosol inhalation, Patient evaluation, EKG'S, ABG'S and calibration of ABG machine.
  • Crossed trained in the Cardiovascular department, completed Stress Tests, EKG's, and interacted daily with Cardiologist.
  • Performed procedures and interpreted results, including ABG sampling and analysis, cuff pressure, sputum induction, EKG.
  • Completed 12 point EKGS as needed and ordered by the MD's approximately twelve to twenty per shift.
  • Performed pulmonary function test, X-ray interpretation, oxygen therapy, EKG, BIPAP and CPAP administration.
  • Placed and maintained EKG leads on patients arriving in units such as ER, ICU, TCU.
  • Performed EKG's, ABG's, and all related respiratory responsibilities including trauma and emergency situations.
  • Prepare or test devices, such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration and EKG machines.
  • Performed out-patient testing such as EKG's and Pulmonary Function Test's (PFT's).
  • Performed lab tests and communicated results in the form of ABG and EKG's to physicians.
  • Performed all EKG'S(electrocardiograms), prepared Respiratory department for up coming state inspection.
  • Cross-trained to perform stress testing and sending test and EKG results electronically via MUSE System.
  • Performed EKG's, participated in codes by keeping the patient airway patent by ventilation.

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12. Arterial Blood Gases

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Here's how Arterial Blood Gases is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Collaborate closely with physicians analyzing arterial blood gases and problem solving to better manage ventilators through respiratory driven protocols.
  • Monitored clients with all respiratory equipment; drew arterial blood gases; administered various breathing medications and inhaled antibiotics.
  • Evaluate patients by performing limited physical examinations and conducting diagnostic test such as arterial blood gases.
  • Collected and analyzed arterial blood gases, administered chest physiotherapy, administered breathing treatments to patients.
  • Performed arterial blood gases samples from arteries and invasive cardiovascular lines for analysis and interpretation.
  • Performed am Arterial blood gases during shift* Evaluated patients for administration of Respiratory treatments.
  • Obtained arterial blood gases, completed ventilator assessments, electrocardiogram, and respiratory treatments.
  • Performed and analyzed arterial blood gases in addition to invasive and noninvasive Co2 monitoring.
  • Obtained and interpreted Arterial blood gases, and identified cardiopulmonary abnormalities within x-rays.
  • Provide diagnostic testing for respiratory conditions including capillary and arterial blood gases.
  • Perform and interpret Arterial Blood Gases, adjusting ventilator/oxygen device settings accordingly.
  • Controlled analysis of arterial blood gases during and after ventilators setting.
  • Monitored patient physiological therapy responses such as arterial blood gases blood chemistry
  • Obtained and analyzed arterial blood gases to determine oxygenation status
  • Worked directly with physicians and medical staff in emergency situations, performing CPR, EKG's, and arterial blood gases.
  • Managed patients on ventilators by drawing and analyzing arterial blood gases and make decisions on patient care based on that analysis.
  • Monitored patient s physiological response to therapy to include vital signs, arterial blood gases, and consult with physicians.
  • Performed pulmonary function tests, arterial blood gases and electrical cardiograms to be used by physicians for diagnosis and care.
  • Monitor patients' response to treatment such as patients' vital signs and obtain and interpret arterial blood gases.
  • Acquired arterial blood gases, documented in patient charts and reported to the nursing staff and doctors as necessary.

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13. Airway Management

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Here's how Airway Management is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Provided administration and instruction for use of oxygen, ventilator management, airway management, nursing staff education and training.
  • Lead respiratory therapist for high risk deliveries responsible for airway management and execution of noninvasive and invasive ventilation as needed.
  • Performed Respiratory Therapy and patient care in areas including but not limited to: Mechanical Ventilation and Airway Management.
  • Assist in airway management, ventilator management, ABG interpretation, evaluating new equipment and otherwise support clinical research.
  • Provide professional respiratory care to include pulmonary therapy assessments & treatments, airway management & suctioning, and patient-teaching.
  • Manage the processes involved in performing respiratory therapy, ventilator management, EKG, oxygen administration and airway management.
  • Direct involvement in patient care activities including patient assessment, airway management, medication administration and mechanical ventilation.
  • Provide manual ventilation and airway management and also provide mechanical ventilation and monitoring with ECMO patients.
  • Provide airway management to patients if required to safely transport patient to a different facility.
  • Managed processes involved in performing ventilator/equipment management, ECG, oxygen administration and airway management.
  • Licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist responsible for airway management of Children on intensive care units.
  • Gain experience in airway management of neonatal patients and use of mechanical ventilators.
  • Performed airway management in accordance with clinical practice guidelines and approved protocol.
  • Practiced critical Respiratory Therapy airway management on adult patients under student license.
  • Administered respiratory care, including arterial lines and ventilator and airway management.
  • Demonstrated expertise in airway management, emergency resuscitation and mechanical ventilator support.
  • Trained Paramedic students on Airway management and Respiratory students during clinical rotation.
  • Provide administration of breathing treatments and airway management and ventilator monitoring.
  • Provide Airway management Labor and delivery assistance, and non-invasive ventilation.
  • Delivered Invasive and non invasive ventilation trouble-shoot and airway management.

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14. Floor Therapy

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Here's how Floor Therapy is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Performed general floor therapy along with the operating and maintenance of all respiratory equipment.
  • Provided basic floor therapy, adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care respiratory therapy.
  • Followed cystic fibrosis protocols along with floor therapy.
  • Covered all areas of the hospital, and rotated charge duties including assignments, ER coverage, ICU and floor therapy.
  • Level III Trauma Center, Level II Nursery, basic floor therapy and ICU setting up and managing ventilators and BiPap.
  • Staff therapist responsible to provide respiratory care for ICU, OHU, ER and floor therapy for the 350-bed hospital.
  • Lead therapist in charge of adult and pediatric care, general floor therapy, ICU therapist with ventilator monitoring skills.
  • General Floor Therapy: orthopedic, surgical, oncology, medical, telemetry, pediatric, rehabilitation and psychiatric.
  • Perform all staff therapist duties including general floor therapy, critical care duties, and Level 2 nursery procedures.
  • Performed general floor therapy as assigned by charge therapist for a variety of patients with breathing difficulties.
  • General Floor Therapy: medical, surgical, telemetry, pediatric, psychiatric and Level-One NICU.
  • Performed all aspects of adult respiratory care including floor therapy, adult ICU, and ER.
  • Provide respiratory therapy treatments and services to patients in the ICU as well as floor therapy
  • Work all aspects of hospital including floor therapy, ER, ICU and nursery.
  • Operated in critical care units, open heart unit, ER and floor therapy.
  • Job responsibilities: Treat patients in the ER, ICU, and floor therapy.
  • Experience at this facility included: * General Floor Therapy * Neonatal I.C.U.
  • General floor therapy, arterial blood gas lab, and code blue response.
  • Shift supervisor/charge therapist, Intensive Care Units, Emergency Department and Floor Therapy
  • Participated in floor therapy as well as patient teaching and staff education.

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15. Nicu

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Here's how Nicu is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Helped write first NICU respiratory policies and procedures and educated nursing staff in respiratory procedures.
  • Worked predominantly in NICU assisting neonates requiring mechanical ventilation.
  • Worked primarily as a Pediatric ICU respiratory therapist, but also floated to the NICU, Burn unit and general pediatric floors
  • Maintained and monitored mechanical ventilators and noninvasive equipment in the NICU (Oscillator, 840, SiPAP, High Flow).
  • Provided bedside care, treatment, and clinical documentation in MSICU, NICU, Medical-Surgical floors, Rapid Response and ED.
  • Perform duties that pertained to respiratory therapy in the ICU, ER, NICU, PICU, Pediatrics and Med.
  • Provide care in following units: PICU, PER, Pediatrics, NICU, adult ICU and adult oncology unit.
  • Trained and proficient in Neurology ICU, Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Emergency Room, Burn Unit and NICU.
  • Provided high-quality patient care in all areas of the facility including ICU, CCU, PACU, NICU and ER.
  • Conducted physician and nurse education/in-service sessions on mechanical ventilators: PB Servo 840, High Frequency Oscillator(NICU).
  • Provided respiratory care throughout the hospital including ICU, Pediatrics, NICU, Emergency Department and Texas Department of Corrections.
  • Will be working with the most fragile of preterm and critically ill infants in a busy 60 bed NICU.
  • Manage ventilators and blood gases in a level III NICU using therapist-driven protocols of conventional and high frequency ventilators.
  • Performed job duties as assigned by team leads, NICU, ER, and floor work performed as needed.
  • Performed therapeutic and diagnostic care in NICU, PICU, ICU, emergency room, and on the floors.
  • Worked closely with doctors and nurse practitioners of the NICU to ensure appropriate care of the neonatal patient.
  • Provided outstanding patient respiratory services to adults, pediatric and NICU patients, with strong skills and knowledge.
  • Supervised and administration of respiratory transport, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) medical and administrative staff.
  • Assigned to work in PICU, NICU, Labor and Delivery, Pediatric Medical Units and ED.
  • Administered respiratory care needs for patients in Critical Care, General Medicine, NICU, and ER.

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16. Pulmonary Function

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Here's how Pulmonary Function is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Provided all aspects of respiratory care including pulmonary function testing, patient assessments, respiratory education and managing ventilators.
  • Review patient chart to evaluate approval into Pulmonary Rehabilitation based on their Pulmonary Function test, Gold standards.
  • Registered respiratory therapist with experience in pulmonary function, floor therapy, critical care, and patient education.
  • Participate in the evaluation of pulmonary function equipment, and maintain the equipment according to manufacturer specifications.
  • Group Health central campus location/Urgent Care/ Extended Observation unit/Family beginnings Unit/Special Care Nursery/ Pulmonary Function Testing Lab.
  • Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist with extensive experience in treatment /education and diagnostic testing of Chronic Lung Conditions.
  • Measured pulmonary function parameters and performed redial punctures to obtain blood samples for arterial gas analysis.
  • Managed respiratory unit by administering respiration therapy and performing pulmonary function tests on outpatients and inpatients.
  • Performed pulmonary function testing, referrals for home respiratory equipment needs, and patient education/training.
  • Assisted in performing pulmonary function testing on patients with suspected obstructive and restrictive pulmonary disorders.
  • Trained newly hired respiratory therapists on how to perform pulmonary function testing and equipment maintenance.
  • Assisted clinic in covering for pulmonary function testing while regular therapist was on personal vacation.
  • Performed pulmonary function tests, and educated patients correct use of respiratory medications and equipment.
  • Developed and monitored annual competencies for employees of pulmonary function and cardiopulmonary rehab.
  • Assist patients with pulmonary function disorders and diseases and administer respiratory therapies.
  • Developed and designed comprehensive pulmonary function testing lab and pulmonary rehabilitation center.
  • Provided respiratory care to critically ill patients and conducted pulmonary function testing.
  • Perform pulmonary function and adjust equipment to obtain optimum results in therapy.
  • Instruct respiratory therapy students on pulmonary function testing during their clinical rotation.
  • Operated a full-service pulmonary function lab performing quality assurance and equipment maintenance.

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17. Trauma

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Here's how Trauma is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Achieved Trauma Support Center Liaison, flight respiratory therapist for StatMedivac, Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist, and Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist.
  • Provide care and management for patients receiving mechanical ventilation including High Frequency Oscillator Ventilation and post-trauma patients.
  • Monitored and assessed specific care of respiratory therapy needs within a Level One trauma facility.
  • Recognized for performance in trauma center procedures.
  • Responded to trauma emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrests.
  • Managed respiratory care of trauma patients.
  • Helped trauma patient with respiratory interventions.
  • Worked in all areas of respiratory covering ER, Level I Trauma, and Intensive/Critical Care Areas in a 1600+-bed hospital.
  • Traveled throughout the state of California concentrating on 13 county hospitals and trauma centers, providing respiratory therapy to patients.
  • Provided respiratory therapy, ventilator management, and emergency response in a large urban Level I Trauma and Adult ICU.
  • Acted as a clinical resource on the night shift in the medicine arena, assisted in codes and trauma management.
  • Worked in adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, Level 1 Trauma center, and Burn unit.
  • Experience in the following areas (not all inclusive): Er/trauma, Medical ICU, Neonatal ICU II.
  • Worked in a Pediatric ICU, Surgical/Trauma ICU, Transplant ICU, Neonatal ICU, and a Medical/Cardiac ICU.
  • Work in the Emergency Department of Level I Trauma Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Units and as STAT Therapist.
  • Worked alongside fellow therapists and doctors involved in the Trauma unit and during trauma situations presented to the hospital.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team rounds as well as trauma rounds in discussing current and future care of patients.
  • Worked as part of a team to provide quality Respiratory Care to acutely ill patients and trauma victims.
  • Provided respiratory services at Level II Trauma Center with focus in ICU, PCU, and medical floors.
  • Provided critical adult respiratory care in Trauma ICU, CICU, Neurological ICU and the Respiratory Care Unit.

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18. Vital Signs

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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Preformed routine clinical assessment for study participants by monitoring vital signs and ensuring patient's safety during study procedures.
  • Performed numerous patient assessment tasks including chest auscultation and palpation, X-ray interpretation and vital signs.
  • Provided treatments, checked vital signs, administered physician requested tests, accurately updated records.
  • Managed ventilators through monthly checks, monitored vital signs and provided necessary education as needed.
  • Monitored vital signs, assessed change in patient status and administered respiratory medication.
  • Record the Patient s Vital Signs before and after administering Respiratory Medications.
  • Administered and recorded patient vital signs during oxygen therapy and respiratory treatments.
  • Completed total patient assessments including taking patient vital signs.
  • Completed daily clinical worksheet assessing patients vital signs.
  • Administer medications and assessed vital signs.
  • Observe and check individual's vital signs such as heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen levels, carbon dioxide levels.
  • Monitor patient's response to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gas changes, and consult with physician.
  • Monitor patients and respond according to changes in vital signs, pH level of the blood or any additional breathing difficulties.
  • Cared for patients on ventilators, monitored vital signs, interpreted and reported abnormal values to physicians for medical management.
  • Monitor patient vital signs, and reactions to therapy, Evaluate patient understanding and report patient concerns to attending physicians.
  • Performed daily patient assessments vital signs, respiratory rate, temperature, blood pressure, pulse auscultation.
  • Monitor vital signs and blood gasses to determine the best action to take for a particular pt.
  • Monitor patients and their response to therapies by addressing vital signs, blood gases, and appearance.
  • Monitor the patient's vital signs and respond appropriately to treat adverse reactions to therapeutic interventions.
  • Obtain vital signs as needed, ensure the safety and well-being of the patients is maintained.

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19. CPT

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Here's how CPT is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Initiated/managed complex respiratory care therapies including mechanical ventilation, NIV, aerosol therapy, CPT/PPD, and oxygen therapy.
  • Performed ventilator checks, CPT, and respiratory medication delivery.
  • Worked as a general duty RT on the adult wards to provide care that included aerosol/medical gas therapy and CPT.
  • Provided excellent patient care, breathing treatments, CPT, BIPAP/CPAP therapy and diagnostic skills using breath signs and vitals.
  • Flutter valve, deep breathing techniques, CPT, percussion and vibration therapies and chest vest therapy for airway clearance.
  • Administer respiratory therapy procedures to patients in a hospital setting such as; aerosol therapy, CPT, M.D.I.
  • Perform all floor therapies including spontaneous aerosols, CPT, suctioning, ventilator management and arterial punctures and sampling.
  • Work extensively with Cystic Fibrosis Patients using the Vest, Flutter, CPT, and various aerosols.
  • Performed respiratory care duties such as Ventilators, BIPAP, IPPB, CPT and Oxygen Therapy.
  • Worked in acute care facilities and hospitals performing ventilators, BIPAP, CPT and breathing treatments.
  • Provided low flow and high flow oxygen along with performing CPT and ABG'S on patients.
  • Perform aerosol and humidity therapies; medical gas; airway management; IPPB; CPT.
  • Perform patient care at the Pediatric floor including medication administration, CPT, deep suctioning.
  • Provide chest percussion therapy (CPT) for patients suffering from chronic respiratory ailments.
  • Provided Adult CF patient medication and CPT therapy per CF protocols at hospital.
  • Performed therapy services including Chest Physical Therapy (CPT) and breathing treatments.
  • Performed CPT, patient education, initiated airway clearance and lung expansion therapies.
  • Treated patients by using oxygen, CPT, and aerosol medications.
  • Perform pulmonary hygiene to include CPT, postural drainage and suctioning.
  • Assessed pediatric patients and performed breathing treatments, CPT and percussion.

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20. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Participated in shift reports, CPR, ventilator management, administration of aerosol medications, oxygen administration, and patient assessments.
  • Managed artificial airways, mechanically ventilated patients, pulmonary rehab patients and perform CPR in code situations.
  • Administer advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and provide mechanical ventilation for adults, children and infants.
  • Responded to all emergency situations to provide airway/respiratory support and CPR as needed.
  • Responded to emergency situations and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when needed.
  • Performed life-saving interventions and assisted with CPR.
  • Performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Responded to ER calls, rapid response calls, code blue announcements and intervened with CPR or other needed respiratory intervention.
  • Instruct staff in the following: Respiratory Care policies and procedures; Medical Emergency Response System, CPR and First Aid.
  • Respond to code blues (CPR), establish and maintain patient airway, and provide artificial ventilation when appropriate.
  • Set up and maintained ventilator, adjusted ventilator parameter settings, provided CPR and ventilation of patients during code blues.
  • Assisted with CPR on the code team and also Rapid Response Team in which life saving measures were used.
  • Administered CPR, Ventilation, Respiratory treatments, Emergency Care and basic patient care to the general patient population.
  • Certified in American Heart Association for Pediatric and Adult Advanced Life Support (First Aid and CPR).
  • Respond to Codes as part of the CPR team and assist with transport to critical care unit.
  • Metered dose Inhalers, IPPB, CPR, equipment changes, cleaning, and sterilization of equipment.
  • Assist with patient transport, monitor patient on dialysis, floor therapy, tracheotomy care, CPR
  • Provide emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac massage, and assistance with CPR.
  • State certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)* Ordering supplies and keeping appropriate inventory.
  • Participated as a vital part in emergency care to include CPR and life saving intervention.

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21. Asthma

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Here's how Asthma is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Perform procedures such as asthma education, blood gas analysis, cardiopulmonary weaning, pulmonary compliance calculations and weaning parameters.
  • Participated in community health programs and fairs in addition to delivering asthma education to promote health awareness and adequate treatment.
  • Operated IPV machines * Experience with non-invasive ventilation o Provided education for families regarding respiratory home care equipment * Asthma Education
  • Performed respiratory therapy treatments on patients recovering from various forms pulmonary diseases, including asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
  • Improved pediatric inpatient respiratory care by becoming nationally certified as an Asthma Educator.
  • Administered XOLAIR injections bi-weekly to select patients for asthma management.
  • Performed asthma, respiratory device, and medication administration education.
  • Delivered ventilator management to patients and provided asthma education.
  • Provided asthma education and smoking cessation to corresponding populations.
  • Gained experience treating emergency adult and pediatric asthma patients.
  • Evaluated and educated patients in managing asthma and COPD disorders
  • Evaluated students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for asthma education.
  • Provided asthma education and performed pulmonary function testing.
  • Administered asthma medication, inhalation treatments and bronchial hygiene
  • Provided in-home asthma and emphysema education to clients
  • Implemented asthma protocol for general floor therapy.
  • Assigned clinical educator for pediatric asthma education.
  • Implemented Asthma education protocols and scoring parameters.
  • Developed and implemented Asthma Protocol.
  • Provided asthma education to patients.

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22. Setup

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Here's how Setup is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Delivered direct patient care and setup/maintenance of ventilator and all respiratory related equipment.
  • Monitor and setup Noninvasive Continuous Cardiac Output monitoring such as FloTrac and LiDCOplus.
  • Enter all appropriate clinical documentation following setup or RT patient encounter.
  • Performed respiratory equipment setups for patients before discharge.
  • Maintained responsibility for mechanical ventilator setup and troubleshooting.
  • Traveled with therapists and assisted in patient home calls for oxygen delivery and setup, ventilator maintenance, and patient education.
  • Performed initial setup of respiratory equipment and supplies oxygen, aerosol, suction, and ventilators, for patients.
  • Organized and setup own route of delivery for state of IN and some cities on its various borders.
  • Inspected and tested equipment prior to the patient setup to ensure the proper operating function of the equipment.
  • Provide education and equipment setups for patients in a home-care setting, long term care facilities and hospitals.
  • Provided staff and patient/family with education including setup and use of CPAP, Bi-level and Ventilation therapy.
  • Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures, maintain patients records, and select, setup and operate equipment.
  • Cover on call for respiratory questions or setups, as well as back up on call.
  • Instruct and setup patients on the use of CPAP, Bi-level, and Ventilators therapy.
  • Handled setup of patients to BI-PAP, CPAP, oxygen compressors, and liquid oxygen.
  • Managed BI-PAP, CPAP, oxygen compressor, and liquid oxygen setup for patients.
  • Perform troubleshooting and basic maintenance, cleaning and setup for all respiratory equipment7.
  • Stock, EMR, Billing, Ordering, Home setup of oxygen therapies.
  • Performed initial CPAP therapy equipment setups with patients new to CPAP therapy.
  • Cleaned, setup and tested ventilators and other equipment for future use.

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23. Emergency Care

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Here's how Emergency Care is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Assist in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency care by providing airway maintenance and management, cardiac support and other assistance as needed.
  • Provide emergency care, including artificial respiration, and assisting in cardiopulmonary resuscitation; active member on rapid response team.
  • Provide emergency care, such as artificial respiration, external cardiac massage, and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Provided emergency care, including artificial airways, external cardiac message, and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Attended obstetric deliveries and provided respiratory intervention when appropriate to provide emergency care and/or stabilize infant.
  • Provide emergency care, including placement of artificial airways, and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Staff Therapist and Pulmonary Function Technician specialized in Diagnostic Testing, Critical and Emergency Care.
  • Provide emergency care such as artificial ventilation, and assists staff with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Provided emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac messages, airway maintenance.
  • Provide emergency care, such as manual ventilation or assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Provide therapeutic and emergency care for persons with physiologic compromised airways.
  • Provide emergency care, such as artificial respiration or cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Provided emergency care and cardiac-respiratory stabilization in a critical access hospital.
  • Provided emergency care services such as manual ventilation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Staff respiratory therapist with primary emphasis in critical and emergency care.
  • Provided emergency care including artificial respiration and assistance with pulmonary resuscitation.
  • Provided emergency care as part of the cardiopulmonary resuscitation team.
  • Provide emergency care and respiratory therapy in pediatric/kid ER setting.
  • Provided emergency care through various methods including cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Provided emergency care and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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24. Pediatrics

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Here's how Pediatrics is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • General Floor Therapist- treated varying population of pediatrics from general respiratory illnesses to patients on ventilators.
  • Collaborated with Pediatric Unit when the respiratory therapy department took over care for pediatrics.
  • Set up, implemented and evaluated neonates and pediatrics on mechanical ventilation.
  • Administered required/prescribed respiratory treatments to patients including adult critical care and pediatrics.
  • Specialized in all critical care areas including pediatrics and neonate medicine.
  • Performed in-home evaluations and therapy on patients, including pediatrics.
  • Experience in Med-Surge/ Adult ICU areas Emergency Department General pediatrics
  • Coordinated ventilator management for adults, pediatrics and neonates.
  • Introduced innovative respiratory technologies for Neonatal and Pediatrics.
  • Provide respiratory therapy to Pediatrics and Adults.
  • Experience working with neonates and pediatrics during clinical rounds at the Rainbow Babies and Children s Hospital in Cleveland, OH.
  • Staff respiratory therapy coverage in 12 bed ICU, Emergency Department, Pediatrics, Family birth center and General patient floors.
  • Specialized in mechanical ventilation, positive pressure ventilation via tracheal tubes, and tracheal care in both adults and pediatrics.
  • Assess & teat adults and pediatrics in various settings including ICU, cardiac ICU and the Adult & Pediatric ER.
  • Worked with critically ill adult and pediatric patient's by working in adult ICU, pediatrics, PICU and ER.
  • Provide respiratory care to all levels of patients including burn patients, pediatrics, ED calls and general floor therapies.
  • Provided Respiratory Therapy services in all areas of the Hospital including ICU, ER, Pediatrics and Medical floors.
  • Specialized in all areas of hospital, including: ICU, pediatrics, general floors, and emergency department.
  • Provide respiratory care for adults, pediatrics, and neonates, including standby for at risk deliveries and C-sections.
  • Provided respiratory care in various units including emergency room, pediatrics, cardiovascular intensive care, and progressive care.

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25. ABG

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Here's how ABG is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Performed mechanical ventilation monitoring, medication administration, ABG's and ABG documentation.
  • Performed diagnostic studies, including ABG withdrawal and analysis and electrocardiograms.
  • Monitor patients for effective ventilation and oxygenation through ABG interpretation.
  • Interpreted ABG for therapeutic and possible weaning considerations.
  • Implemented and followed respiratory therapy protocols, patient emergency procedures, obtained ABG samples, ABG analysis, calibrated ABG machines.
  • Performed diagnostic tests(ABG) and physical exams to find the best treatments for patient's cardiopulmonary disease.
  • Obtained and analyzed ABG results while maintaining ABG lab and reporting values to doctor and nurse caring for patient.
  • Maintain charts, ABG's, explain treatments to patients, implement airway management, follow therapist driven protocol.
  • Provide adult/adolescent ventilator care in addition to performing floor therapy encompassing chest physiotherapy, ABG's and IPPB treatments.
  • Performed test and treatment on adult patients in an open heart unit: weaning and after care of CABG.
  • Provided patient and family education, gave breathing treatments, oxygen therapy, drawing ABG's and analyzing.
  • Implemented arterial blood gas (ABG) tests, including puncture, collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Provide excellent customer service, Perform 12 lead EKG's, perform and interpret ABG's, Pt.
  • Assist in chart reviews, quality assurance, and compliance of Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) machines.
  • Perform bedside procedures such as ABG's, recommend and review x-rays, and other laboratory tests.
  • Administer respiratory medication, ABG draw and analysis, electrocardiograms, and scheduling of certain diagnostic studies.
  • Obtained ABG and capillary blood gas analyzed results to make appropriate changes according to Policies and Procedures.
  • Read and interpreting ABG's and being able to correct values via mechanical ventilation and/or NIPPV device.
  • Performed ABG analysis, assisted in the training of Medical Residents (MD program).
  • Maintain CLIA, CAP, and quality control data and proficiency of the ABG lab.

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26. Nebulizer Treatments

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Here's how Nebulizer Treatments is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Performed Respiratory Therapy duties including nebulizer treatments/medication delivery.
  • Provided respiratory care services, including nebulizer treatments, pulmonary function tests, ventilator management, oxygen therapy and CPAP/BiPAP therapy.
  • Worked in both adult and pediatric wards administering medication nebulizer treatments, oxygen therapy, postural drainage, and chest physiotherapy.
  • Used mechanical ventilators, nebulizer treatments, and assorted respiratory therapy to maintain patient comfort.
  • Provided intensive care and monitoring for pediatric and neonates unit ventilators, administered nebulizer treatments.
  • Administered inhalers and nebulizer treatments as well as performed chest physiotherapy when indicated.
  • Performed nasal suctioning and administered nebulizer treatments based upon assessment and score.
  • Administered nebulizer treatments and suggested changes to guarantee patients remained stable.
  • Administered inhaler and nebulizer treatments to control and ease respiratory issues.
  • Provided patients with aerosol nebulizer treatments on a scheduled basis.
  • Explained and administered small volume nebulizer treatments to assigned patients.
  • Assessed residents respiratory need for oxygen, nebulizer treatments.
  • Distributed nebulizer treatments to patients in respiratory need.
  • Helped TB patients with administrating nebulizer treatments.
  • Explained and administered nebulizer treatments to patients.
  • Administered nebulizer treatments to ventilator patients.
  • Administer oxygen therapy, nebulizer treatments.
  • Deliver nebulizer treatments at prescribed intervals.
  • Performed nebulizer treatments on patients.
  • Administer inhaler and nebulizer treatments.

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27. MDI

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Here's how MDI is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Chart record of patient therapy; teach patients proper use and administration of respiratory medication such as MDI s and spacers.
  • Determined most suitable methods of administering inhalants (MDI), precautions to be observed for oral inhaled steroids.
  • Educated patients in Peak flow meters, MDI, DPI, IS and home oxygen therapy procedures.
  • Educate offenders and staff on proper breathing techniques, proper MDI techniques, and basic oxygen therapy.
  • Set up and manage ventilators, BIPAP, CPAP, IPPB, MDI/aerosol teaching and administration.
  • Worked on the floors, monitoring patients and giving passive needs and MDI therapies.
  • Provide routine floor care, SVN, MDI, patient and family education.
  • Placed in Level 2 Nursery CPAP, Oxy-Hood Transport, NEB/MDI therapy given.
  • Educated patients on how to properly use their MDI's and spacers.
  • Delivered Med Neb, MDI, IPV and flutter treatments to patients.
  • Initiate HFNC, per protocol, and provide education for MDI use.
  • Administer breathing treatments via MDI, DPI and aerosol as ordered.
  • Perform MDINR; teach patients to record INR results in home.
  • Educate patients on proper usage of MDI and DPI inhalers.
  • Instruct patients on MDI use and ensure competency on technique.
  • Deliver aerosol treatments and MDI's in accordance to orders.
  • Administer Breathing treatments Including MDI and DPI.
  • Educate patients and perform testing for MDINR.
  • Deliver medications via HHN and MDI.
  • Perform HHN/MDI breathing treatments and aerosols.

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28. Copd

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Here's how Copd is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Provided patient education on COPD exacerbation and smoking cessation.
  • Managed and treated patients with Respiratory Diseases (Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, COPD, Emphysema, lung cancer etc.)
  • Mouth piece ventilation (MPV) is also utilized for our COPD patients to enhance sufficient oxygenation and promote bronchial hygiene.
  • Provide care and assistance to a diverse population of patients including geriatric and COPD patients who are on mechanical ventilators.
  • Evaluate and prepare Care Plans for COPD patients at their home in order to avoid hospitalizations and ER visits.
  • Certificate in COPD educator course has given me the tools to better educate these patients to care for themselves.
  • Provided smoking cessation resources and home oxygen qualification testing to patients suffering from COPD and other acute disease processes.
  • Served as Respiratory Therapist, providing 'in-home' evaluation, assessment, and education visits for COPD patients.
  • Provided respiratory home care to patients with COPD while introducing new products to patients and affiliated hospitals.
  • Utilize the COPD, STOP, and Respiratory Assist programs to increase revenue and improve patient outcomes.
  • Educate patients on their disease process, oxygen use, nutrition, coping with COPD, etc.
  • Worked closely with patients and doctors, treating patients with lung disorders such as COPD and pneumonia.
  • Assess and evaluate patient needs while providing skilled respiratory care to long-term COPD and ventilator-dependent patients.
  • Collaborated with nursing team to provide full care of patients with COPD, CHF, pneumonia,
  • Gather data, create spreadsheets, and generate reports on COPD education done in the hospital.
  • Develop and implement program to improve the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
  • Collaborated in teaching and training new staff, patient education, and COPD support group.
  • Team member of Pulmonary Population Health Management Program completing home visits to COPD patients.
  • Assisted in the care of COPD, post-surgical patients on ventilators and IPPB therapy.
  • Initiated and developed Disease management programs for COPD, CHF, and OSA patients.

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29. PFT

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Here's how PFT is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Performed PFT, exercise testing in Pulmonary Lab and assisted in facilitating Pulmonary Rehab program.
  • Complete preventative maintenance requirements, troubleshoot and repair Morgan Scientific PFT machine.
  • Participated in performing PFT testing & pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Performed calibrations and quality assurance on PFT machine/equipment.
  • Facilitated move of respiratory equipment to West Member of the Evidence Based Council Committee Perform full PFT studies in PFT lab
  • Perform EKG's, ABG's, PFT's and the maintenance of natural, artificial mechanical airways.
  • Provided Physician ordered routine and World Trade Center PFT tests including 3 liter calibration and equipment trouble shooting.
  • Thank You for considering my request to be considered for employment as an RPFT registered with the NBRC.
  • Work on as needed basis providing adult respiratory care in the MUSC ART building and PFT lab.
  • Reorganized the PFT lab to make CLIA compliant, process improvements and educational components for JACHO.
  • Meet patients goals and provides quality care by performing PFT's test to identify patients condition.
  • Perform and evaluate Complete PFT studies and ABG's in PFT lab according to ATS criteria.
  • Follow all PFT guidelines, policies, and procedures as defined by the American Thoracic Society.
  • Performed PFT Testing on in-patient/out-patient basis * Collaborated with MD on interpretation of PFT results.
  • Acted as an informal leader for the PFT lab; streamlining processes within the lab.
  • Completed an 8-week clinical rotation primarily focused on bronchial hygiene with a PFT rotation.
  • Experience in all departments including Emergency department, medical floor, and PFT lab.
  • Performed cardiac stress testing, PFT's, ECG's, and pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Learned about specialty programs/procedures such as pulmonary and cardiac rehab and PFT's.
  • Perform PFT's on new Pulmonary Rehab patients on arrival and discharge.

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30. Ippb

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Here's how Ippb is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Set up and operate devices, such as mechanical ventilators, IPPB, HHN, EZPAP, and oxygen delivery devices.
  • Use of other respiratory equipment including but not limited to Cough Assist, IPV and IPPB.
  • Initiated and maintained mechanical ventilators, IPPB, EZPAP, Drug Aerosols.
  • Skilled in IPPB / PEP therapy and other bronchial hygiene tactics.
  • Preformed IPPB therapy for patient care per Doctor orders.
  • Administer Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPPB).
  • Experienced with IPPB, IPV and MetaNebs.
  • Administered IPPB, EZPAP and Drug Aerosols.
  • Set up ventilators for patients PB 7200, Vela, Bi PAP, IPPB.
  • Used BIPAP (Vision and V60), CPAP, and IPPB.
  • Administered nebulizer and IPPB medications; facilitated oxygen / humidification therapy* Executed pulmonary function testing within a controlled laboratory atmosphere
  • Provide respiratory care using non-invasive techniques such as nebulizers, IS, PEP Therapy, IPV, VEST therapy and IPPB.
  • Administered various medications in aerosol form using equipment such as intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) and hand-held nebulizers.
  • Provided teaching and assistance for IPPB, CPAP, BIPAP, oxygen, metered dose inhalers, and nebulizers.
  • Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, IPPB machines, and aerosol nebulizers.
  • Open heart patient protocol, ezpap, and hyperinflation therapy via BiPAP vision or IPPB.
  • Performed EKGs, IPPB, IS and hyperinflation therapy.
  • Administered breathing treatments via nebulizer, IPV and IPPB.
  • Perform treatments which include HHN's, IPPB's, IS, Peak flows, Bedside spirometry, and more.
  • Facilitated oxygen and humidification therapy; delivered nebulizer and IPPB medications as needed* Involved in endotracheal and tracheotomy care

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31. Life Support

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Here's how Life Support is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Experienced with utilizing, maintaining, and comprehending cardiopulmonary life support equipment and the proper use of invasive and non-invasive monitoring.
  • Provided emergency care, including artificial respiration, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, basic life support, and advanced cardiac life support.
  • Performed multiple transatlantic, in-flight life support operations providing medical stabilization of critically wounded soldiers evacuated from Iraq & Afghanistan.
  • Performed outstanding patient care concerned with administering respiratory care and life support to patients with cardiopulmonary deficiencies and abnormalities.
  • Evaluate and administer therapeutic and diagnostic respiratory care and life support to patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.
  • Ensured valuable, quality care by monitoring life support devices/systems and initiating therapeutic interventions, in coordination with physicians.
  • Administered respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of cardiopulmonary system.
  • Administered life support to patients with cardiopulmonary system deficiencies and abnormalities, under supervision of physician.
  • Performed trachea care - Administered basic life support - Administer various respiratory prescriptions - Data entry
  • Performed routine respiratory procedures and life support to patients with cardiopulmonary system deficiencies and abnormalities.
  • Managed and monitored life support ventilators, general therapy, and general therapy equipment.
  • Spearheaded as Instructor for Pediatric Life Support Certification and Neonatal Life Support Certification.
  • Accomplished as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider and Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider.
  • Provided oxygen and life support to patients during cardiac and/or respiratory emergencies.
  • Provide respiratory care and life support to patients with cardiopulmonary deficiencies.
  • Determine necessary settings on specialized equipment relative to life support.
  • Maintained advanced cardiac and pediatric life support instructor status.
  • Trained fellow medical professionals on advanced life support procedures.
  • Experienced with ventilator management and life support systems.
  • Instructed Basic Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation Program.

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32. Picu

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Here's how Picu is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Registered respiratory therapist in the PICU
  • Provide respiratory therapy at various hospitals to Adults and Pediatric Patients in CV ICU, ICU, PICU and ER.
  • Assess the severity of respiratory dysfunction of the adult and pediatric patients in the ER, ICU and PICU departments.
  • Perform Respiratory Care in ICU, CVICU & PICU and on general floor in accordance with established departmental protocols.
  • Managed Pediatric Team -Team of 13-20 Techs in PICU & 8-15 Techs in NICU & Infant Cardiac Surgery.
  • Demonstrated competency in areas assigned (PICU, adult ICU, ER, Trauma Bay, etc.)
  • Provide respiratory services in the NICU, PICU, pediatric ED, adult ICU and medical/surgical floors.
  • Worked in critical care, ventilator management, pediatric ICU - HFN Therapy, PICU ventilator management.
  • Worked with Cardiac Teams, Pediatric ICU (PICU) primarily providing support immediately after cardiac surgery.
  • Provided high-quality respiratory care and knowledge in MICU, SICU, PICU, and Acute Care Floors.
  • Worked in the ICU, NICU, and PICU during my tenure as a respiratory therapist.
  • Salt Lake City, UT Registered Respiratory Therapist - Traveler Travel position within the PICU setting.
  • Float on various units including MICI, SICU, PICU as well as numerous medical floors.
  • Experienced in working in the pediatric ER, PICU, NICU & also general adult floors.
  • Increased pediatric and newborn experience with rotations to PICU/NICU, and numerous other special care units.
  • Worked in NICU, PICU and adult critical care which included an open heart unit.
  • Performed respiratory duties as assigned by the medical staff in the NICU and PICU.
  • Core area of expertise was in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
  • Provided specialized RT services to NICU, PICU and all adult ICU's.
  • Provided respiratory therapy in PICU, ER and the floors.

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33. Acls

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Here's how Acls is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Administered oxygen and humidification therapy Responded to cardiopulmonary emergencies and renders care as per ACLS/BCLS standards.
  • Maintain certifications in BLS, PALS, ACLS, NRP as well as an active license for a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
  • Certified in ACLS and CPR -My duties consist of patient assessments, daily physician's interventions, and chart reviews.
  • Obtained BLS instructor certification, and one month later obtained Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) instructor certification.
  • Flight team training included ACLS, NALS, PALS certification, flight safety/emergency procedures, and wilderness survival certification.
  • Responded to all cardiopulmonary emergency requests and rendered care as per ACLS standards with strong knowledge of the process.
  • Achieved ACLS, PALS, and NRP Accomplishments Worked in the sleep clinic with medical director.
  • Participated in a Code Blue based certification in the American heart Association s ACLS & BLS.
  • Combined in-depth and expansive expertise with training & development strategies to instruct for PALS and ACLS.
  • Served as instructor for the ACLS, NALS, Nursing Critical Care and Paramedic Programs.
  • Teach ACLS classes, orient PT and OT therapy interns on oxygen set-up and use.
  • Staff Respiratory Therapist/ACLS Instructor & Actively Taught ACLS (Formerly: Seventh Ward General Hospital)
  • Have been involved in committees such as vent ambulation, healing commitments, ACLS instructor.
  • Maintain current BLS, PALS and/or ACLS certification as well as current state licenses.
  • Assigned to Code Blue team and administered CPR and ACLS on numerous occasions.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist accredited through the NBRC ACLS, NRP, and BLS provider
  • Attended and completed ACLS, BLS, and telemetry monitoring certification courses.
  • Obtained and keeps Current Certification in BLS, ACLS, and NRP.
  • Initiated CPR, and other life saving measures, ACLS/BLS certified.
  • Obtained Initial ACLS Certification and ACLS Took First ACLS Instructor Course.

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34. Blood Chemistry Changes

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Here's how Blood Chemistry Changes is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Monitored patients physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, ABG, and blood chemistry changes.
  • Monitor any blood chemistry changes.
  • Monitor patient physiological responses to respiratory care including vital signs, arterial blood gases and blood chemistry changes.

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35. Adverse Reactions

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Here's how Adverse Reactions is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Administered respiratory drugs and responded to adverse reactions.
  • Monitor patients for adverse reactions to therapy
  • Consult with physician of adverse reactions, collaborate with physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals when planning respiratory treatments/therapist
  • Fort Myers, FL - Monitor, record, report symptoms and pharmaceutical adverse reactions and changes in patient conditions.
  • Educate patients and families on medicines, treatment regimes, activity level, adverse reactions and complications.
  • Monitor patients' responses to therapy and consult with physicians on any adverse reactions.
  • Work in collaboration and consult with physician for responses to adverse reactions.
  • Assess patients for respiratory care/medication, and observe for any adverse reactions.
  • Observed patients during treatment and reported any adverse reactions.
  • Consult with physicians in the event of adverse reactions.
  • Reported any patient s adverse reactions to Physician.
  • Monitor patients for adverse reactions and independently take corrective actions based on established policy, protocol, and past experience.
  • Listen and work closely with patients to achieve the maximum potential with minimal adverse reactions to the therapy modalities.
  • Observe and record patient's progress and responses to therapy modalities including adverse reactions to drugs and therapy.
  • Administer hand-held nebulizer treatment to patients and monitor for adverse reactions.

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36. CCU

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Here's how CCU is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Provided accurate patient assessment and treatment in a protocol-driven setting Initiation and management of mechanical ventilation, both conventional and non-invasive.
  • Perform deep tracheal aspirations, following policy and procedure to remove accumulation of secretions and/or obtain specimen for culture.
  • Trained more than 40 respiratory therapy students in the accurate administration of respiratory medication as well as mechanical ventilation.
  • Worked closely team members to guide the development of clinical educational materials and review content for clinical accuracy.
  • Generated accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data according to Sleep Center and established AASM guidelines.
  • Documented and charged for procedure accurately and completely to ensure quality standards set by the department and hospital.
  • Calibrate complex respiratory equipment such as volume ventilators and Blood Gas ISTAT analyzers to assure accurate performance.
  • Documented therapy provided in an accurate and complete manner in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures.
  • Performed patient assessments, administered drugs, and organized and maintained crucial patient records with the utmost accuracy
  • Dispensed approved medications accurately and as scheduled followed up by appropriate education to patient and family.
  • Submit accurate billing and documentation in accordance with RT protocol, company policy and state/federal regulations.
  • Provided maintenance for all malfunctioning equipment, maintaining accurate records of inventory control and preventive maintenance.
  • Document therapies and evaluations completely and accurately in the patient record whether manually or electronically.
  • Monitored patient's physiological responses to therapy and consulted with physician when adverse reactions occurred.
  • Maintain accurate and complete documentation of all Respiratory Care procedures per department policy and procedures.
  • Manage mid-to-high volume direct patient care with accuracy, resulting in high-level treatment effectiveness.
  • Conduct response monitoring for each respiratory therapy and consult nursing/physician if adverse reactions occur.
  • Revised job descriptions and core competencies to ensure accurate evaluations and performance management.
  • Commended for maintaining high degree of accuracy to achieve optimal patient acuity monitoring.
  • Assessed effectiveness of intervention and accurately documented as per department and legal/regulatory standards.

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37. O2

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Here's how O2 is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Set up and monitoring of Pulse-Oximetry End-Tidal Co2 Monitoring.
  • Conducted qualification testing for patients requiring (OCD) Oxygen Conserving Devices to ensure pt maintains adequate SpO2 levels during activity.
  • Set up O2, Set up PAP, routine maintenance on all equipment, O2 tank and supply delivery.
  • Reviewed home safety as applied to O2 tubing, throw rugs, hand rails, and fall risks.
  • Participated in codes to maintain the patient airway is patent and O2 is normal by ventilation.
  • Experience in ventilators, BiPAP, CPAP, high flow O2 and aerosol treatment.
  • Performed end-tidal CO2, ventilator management, suctioning, oxygen treatments, bedside assessment.
  • Provide patients and families with education support for home required O2 and/or CPAP support.
  • Maintained and monitored chest tubes, end tidal CO2, SaO2 and cardiac monitors.
  • Performed oxygen assessments on patients to determine the correct liter flow of O2.
  • Monitor O2 stats, document patient's progress according to HIPPA guidelines.
  • Home O2 and CPAP set ups also included before discharge from hospital.
  • Administer O2, aerosol therapy and pressure breathing treatments as ordered.
  • Perform tracheal suctioning, O2/ aerosol therapy, and cardiopulmonary treatments.
  • Open hearts, vent management, o2, treatment protocols.
  • Perform bedside pulmonary function testing and end tidal CO2 monitoring.
  • Receive and verify O2 orders from physicians and referral sources.
  • Home O2 evaluation and setup along with discharge planning.
  • Assess patients for Respiratory distress and O2 requirements.
  • Use ResScan and Encore Pro2 software daily.

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38. Pulse Oximetry

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Here's how Pulse Oximetry is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Perform both fundamental and advanced diagnostic procedures including pulse oximetry, arterial puncture and blood gas analysis.
  • Monitor patients' undergoing respiratory care through routine checks of oxygen saturation via pulse oximetry.
  • Monitored residents' physiological responses to therapy using vital signs and pulse oximetry.
  • Scheduled and completed comprehensive and nocturnal pulse oximetry testing on adults.
  • Performed pulse oximetry monitoring and metered dose inhalers.
  • Monitored oxygen saturation using Pulse Oximetry.
  • Monitor patients' response to therapy by evaluation of vital signs, auscultation of breath sounds, and pulse oximetry.
  • Perform procedures such as suctioning, sterilization techniques, pulse oximetry, Electrocardiogram (ECG) and tracheotomy care.
  • Set up oxygen based on physician's order or results from pulse oximetry reading taken by me.
  • Complete patient assessments as related to respiratory care, set up oxygen and pulse oximetry as required.
  • Administered breathing treatments, set-up oxygen, performed pulse oximetry checks, and cleaned and set-up equipment.
  • Pulse Oximetry -including Overnight Studies Responds to all Codes and Traumas when appropriate for work assignment.
  • Analyze breath, blood specimens and pulse oximetry to determine levels of oxygen and other gases.
  • Assessed patients with an overnight pulse oximetry, blood pressure, and listen to breath sounds.
  • Pulse oximetry studies, patient histories, also took vital signs during home visits.
  • Performed general floor therapy, including pulse oximetry, evaluation of pt.
  • Monitored patient's using Pulse Oximetry, End Tidal Carbon Dioxide equipment.
  • Conduct overnight pulse oximetry tests assisted with the use of VIRTUOX software.
  • Administer aerosol therapy, pulse oximetry, and nasal tracheal suctioning.
  • Rest, exercise, and nocturnal pulse oximetry testing in pt.

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39. RRT

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Here's how RRT is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist- Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (RRT-NPS).
  • Interpreted and communicated new Rapid Response Team (RRT) policies developed by LTC Crowley to 250 physicians and support staff.
  • Worked as an RRT II in an intensive care mobile environment to critical patients being transferred via air or ground transport.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist(RRT) credentialed through National Board of Respiratory Care(NBRC), 12/96 - present.
  • Practiced as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for Charleston Area Medical Center as per hospital policy and procedure.
  • Obtained add-on specialty credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care as a Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (RRT-NPS).
  • Worked in several areas of the hospital as an RRT including the ICU, ED, and newborn nursery.
  • Provided comprehensive training in RRT/CRT techniques to nursing and other medical personnel as well as family members of patients.
  • Lead RRT position involves direct resident care such as ventilator set up, changes, weaning, and maintaining.
  • Communicate daily with the Hospital staff (MD, RN, PA RRT Etc) to assure appropriate patient care
  • Evaluate and help improve the efficacy of the Disaster drills, RRT's and VAP reports to management.
  • Served as RRT caring for patients in the Emergency Department, ICU, and acute care setting.
  • Excelled in ability to customize/adapt conventional RRT/CRT techniques to meet the special needs of individual patients.
  • Followed safety rules and ensure careful adherence to physician's orders overseen by the RRT.
  • Managed a high-volume caseload and organized the daily schedules of RRT/CRT assistants and patients.
  • Last assignment at Marquette General Regional Medical Center, Director: Pam O'Donnell, RRT
  • Performed all duties associated with the daily requirements of a sound and knowledgeable RRT.
  • Job Duties: Performed all RRT duties as lone therapist for 120 bed hospital.
  • Focus Care Hospital, RRT in select unit, Women's Health Pavilion.
  • Job Duties: Performed all RRT duties for home health care office.

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40. Nitric Oxide

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Here's how Nitric Oxide is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Performed independent lung ventilation, oscillator, high frequency jet ventilation, and Nitric Oxide therapy for pulmonary hypertension.
  • Administer and deliver nitric oxide to adult and neonatal patients with Pulmonary Hypertension Disease.
  • Delivered inhaled nitric oxide to ventilator patients as ordered by the physician.
  • Monitored patient response to oxygen, humidification, and nitric oxide therapy.
  • Administered nitric oxide to critical care adults with pulmonary hypertension.
  • Assisted in initiating and maintaining support on Nitric Oxide administration.
  • Conduct nitric oxide therapy on patients with pulmonary hypertension.
  • Initiated and monitored patients which required Nitric Oxide Therapy.
  • Provided liquid ventilation and nitric oxide therapy.
  • Administered nitric oxide to distressed respiratory neonates.
  • Managed patients using oscillator and nitric oxide.
  • Treat patients using Conventional Mechanical Ventilation, HFOV, HFJV, Nitric Oxide Administration, VDR, and NCPAP.
  • Assist surgeons with respiratory intervention such as mechanical ventilation and nitric oxide when RT is needed in surgical area.
  • Experienced in heart/lung transplants, Left Ventricular Assist Device and Nitric Oxide Ventilation *Further work history provided upon request
  • Played role in the management of patients on ECMO and on Nitric Oxide Therapy for Pulmonary Hypertension.
  • Administered and set-up Inhaled Nitric Oxide for patients in the operating room during lung and heart transplants.
  • Included experience with conventional ventilators, HFOV, inhaled nitric oxide, and BiPAP/CPAP machines.
  • Participated in a double blind study involving Nitric Oxide inhalation in the adult population.
  • Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators and nitric oxide delivery systems.
  • Worked in the operating room with CV surgeons to administer nitric oxide.

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41. Incentive Spirometry

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Here's how Incentive Spirometry is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Administer breathing and oxygen procedures such as intermittent positive pressure breathing treatments, Positive airway pressure therapy and incentive spirometry treatments.
  • Provide Hyperinflation Therapy using Incentive Spirometry, CPAP and BIPAP when clinically indicated.
  • Coach and administer therapy to patients using MetaNeb system and incentive spirometry.
  • Ensured bronchial hygiene through incentive spirometry and specialized breathing techniques.
  • Educated post-surgical cardiac patients in the use of Incentive Spirometry device
  • Conduct bedside pulmonary functions tests and incentive spirometry.
  • Administered chest physiotherapy and incentive spirometry.
  • General floor and incentive spirometry.
  • Provide therapy such as chest physiotherapy, PEP therapy, incentive spirometry, proper breathing techniques on exertion and at rest.
  • Performed bronchial hygiene therapy such as clapping, vibrating, postural drainage, breathing exercises, and incentive spirometry.
  • Instruct and administer hyperinflation devices such as EZPAP, PEP, incentive spirometry, IPPB, and flutter valve.
  • Teach Incentive Spirometry and explain the importance of properly conducting exercise to provide the best benefit for the patient.
  • Performed general floor therapy, including SVN, MDI, CPT, incentive spirometry and CPAP and BiPAP therapy.
  • Perform bronchial hygiene therapy, EZPAP treatments, incentive spirometry, pulmonary function tests, and chest physiotherapy.
  • Provide patient education and training on medications, inhalers, spacers, flutter valve, and incentive spirometry.
  • Worked with patients on mechanical ventilation and provided HHN, incentive spirometry, and chest percussion therapy treatments.
  • Performed chest physiotherapy and instructed patients on the purpose and technique of incentive spirometry and flutter valve.
  • Encouraged breathing exercises such as diaphragmatic breathing, GAIT training, incentive spirometry and peak flow therapy.
  • Teach and Set up Incentive spirometry, peak meters, MDI's and vibratory PEP.
  • Educated patients how to perform deep breathing exercises and the proper use of incentive spirometry.

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42. BLS

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Here's how BLS is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Perform ALS/BLS skills alongside RN and physician staff in order to monitor patient s cardiopulmonary status.
  • Maintained respiratory license and BLS card and performed on call duties as required.
  • Maintained certifications BLS, NALS, PALS and Audiology as required.
  • Maintained current respiratory licensing and BLS card.
  • Provide BLS training to clinical personnel.
  • Maintained current license, NALS, PALS and BLS card.
  • Provided after hours troubleshooting and service when needed.Registered Respiratory Therapist - NBRC, Texas Respiratory Care PractionerBLS AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION INSTRUCTOR
  • Assisted a team of RNs with BLS until paramedics arrived on scene.
  • Played a key role as a BLS Instructor for recertification process.
  • Served as primary and secondary BLS/NRP instructor for all healthcare disciplines.
  • Obtained BLS Instructor certification and taught classes to healthcare providers.
  • Participate in establishing plan of care and treatment obtaining patient history,blood labls, medical data.
  • License: A-7026 Holds current certification in BLS, NRP, and PALS Current member of NBRC
  • Organized and implemented trach tube changes to Nursing staff and Residents * BLS Certified
  • up dating BLS provider certification exp.

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43. Environmental Control Systems

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Here's how Environmental Control Systems is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise in mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators.
  • Set up and operated mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators.
  • Performed and set-up equipment management such as oxygen therapy, CPAP/BiPAP, environmental control systems and aerosol generators.
  • Set up and operated devices, mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators.
  • Prepare or test devices, like mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, aerosol generators.
  • Set up and operated mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems and aerosol generators.

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44. Artificial Respiration

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Here's how Artificial Respiration is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Provide urgent attention and follow up, including mechanical ventilation and artificial respiration.
  • Performed external cardiac massage and artificial respiration on a regular basis.
  • Performed external cardiac massage and artificial respiration.
  • Performed emergency procedures such as artificial respiration and cardio pulmonary resuscitation.
  • Assist patients with artificial respiration and cardiopulmonary resuscitation using mechanical ventilators and therapeutic gas/oxygen administration apparatuses.
  • Assist with cardiopulmonary resuscitation by providing artificial respirations and compressions.
  • Assisted in handling critical and emergency cases like artificial respiration for example, endotracheal intubation and tracheostomy.

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45. Medical Equipment

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Here's how Medical Equipment is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Operate medical equipment and machinery to assist patients in rehabilitation therapy to restore pulmonary function according to Federal and State regulations.
  • Obtain authorization for durable medical equipment and services from insurance companies and ensure compliance with insurance regulations, including Medicare.
  • Received customer service calls for durable medical equipment supplies re-orders, troubleshoot respiratory equipment and/or solve customer complaints and/or concerns.
  • Develop and implement plans that helped capture potential and existing markets for oxygen, respiratory and durable medical equipment.
  • Designated as System Controller of Home Medical Equipment computer system independent of hospital computer system.
  • Educated patients and family members on discharge instructions for required pharmaceutical products and medical equipment.
  • Worked with independent home medical equipment companies to improve Respiratory component and patient care.
  • Connected patients to ventilators and other medical equipment to lessen effects of hampered breathing.
  • Coordinated delivery of medical equipment with patients and DME providers as prescribed by physician.
  • Developed training guidelines for all clinical areas within Delmarva Medical Equipment Inc.
  • Experience with all types of medical equipment pertaining to respiratory therapy.
  • Maintained oxygen and CPAP durable medical equipment to ensure full functionality.
  • Set up respiratory medical equipment and educated on respiratory diseases.
  • Manage inventory of durable medical equipment including maintenance and repairs.
  • Spearheaded major revision of Genesis Home Medical Equipment marketing brochure.
  • Delivered respiratory based medical equipment to patients in their home.
  • Lead therapist in an independent durable medical equipment company.
  • Administered effective patient intakes and authorized durable medical equipment.
  • Staff therapist for a national durable medical equipment company.
  • Maintained and implemented necessary medical equipment for respiratory care.

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46. Treatment Procedures

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Here's how Treatment Procedures is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Performed patient assessments, respiratory treatment procedures, and provided education and/or instruction to patients to gain cooperation or mitigate fears.
  • Administer bronchial hygiene and treatment procedures including: aerosol therapies, chest physiotherapy, and therapeutic gas administration.
  • Develop and revised protocol for respiratory equipment and treatment procedures manual in respiratory department.
  • Interpret physician orders and instructions, evaluated patient needs regarding medication and treatment procedures.
  • Perform treatment procedures and administer common medications and utilize knowledge of their effects/side effects.
  • Explained and educated patients about treatment procedures.
  • Gained and maintained cooperation and trust from patients by explaining treatment procedures, plan of care, and options.
  • Explain diagnosis and treatment procedures to patients and help them better understand ways to treat their particular disease process.
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients to help allay fears, and help answer any questions they may have.
  • Educated patients about their disease, treatment procedures, and medication to gain cooperation and alleviate fears.
  • Explain and educate treatment procedures to patients and family members to gain cooperation as well as understanding.
  • Explained treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and lower any possible fears they might have.
  • Educated patients and their families about their conditions, and explained treatment procedures to patients.
  • Explained treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and educate patients on their treatment regimens.
  • Educated and instructed patient and their family in ongoing treatment procedures, plans and medications.
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients, including properly fitting masks for PAP therapy.
  • Expounded upon treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and alleviate fears.
  • Educate patients on all respiratory treatment procedures and counsel them as needed.
  • Explained treatment procedures to patients and their family to keep them informed.
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and give them confidence.

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47. Servo

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Here's how Servo is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Experienced with BIPAP and CPAP as well as Servo-I, PB-840 ventilators and their respective modes and settings.
  • Operated the following ventilators in the ICU setting: Hamilton G5, Servo I, and Trilogy.
  • Draw arterial samples for analysis, place patients on BiPAP/CPAP and Servo i when medically necessary.
  • Cleaned, set up and calibrated the new adult circuits for the 840 and servo ventilators.
  • Initiated, managed, and terminated mechanical ventilation via the Servo-I on children and adults.
  • Perform vent checks, maintenance and troubleshooting on the Servo-i ventilating system.
  • Worked with ventilators such as Servo 900 B & C series.
  • Experienced in setting up, monitoring and troubleshooting SERVO-I ventilator.
  • Set up Non-Invasive Ventilation via BiPAP or Servo-I ventilator.
  • Oversee the use of LTV and Servo ventilators.
  • Experience with Servo-I, LTV and V-60 ventilators.
  • Worked with Siemens Servo 300A Ventilator.
  • Vent: Servo s, Bi-pap, C pap, Vela, I-vent, LTV and 740's etc:
  • Worked with Servo I, AVEA, HFOV (3100A & 3100B).
  • Work with the Servo I and the Vision BIPAP.
  • Initiated and titrated conventional/non-conventional mechanical ventilation on pediatric and adult patients via the Servo 300 and Servo i ventilators.
  • Assisted in transportation of critical patients with Servoi ventilator.
  • Worked with ventilators; Dragger E4, Servo I, Neonatal SiPaP, Hamilton G5, Hamilton C1, Hamilton MR1.
  • Managed ventilators: Servo-I, Esprit, PB7200, and Drager Transport Ventilator & NVS (Vision), NCPAP.
  • Worked with Ventilators: Servo I, Puritan Bennett 840/7200, LTV1200, Revel Portable, BiPAP Vision and Airvo 2

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48. Micu

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Here's how Micu is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Achieved quality respiratory care on med floors, geriatric floor, nursery, CVICU, MICU, and sleep lab.LICENSES AND CREDENTIALS
  • Work in SICU and MICU making ventilator changes and suctioning patients, changing ET tube tape and performing vent.
  • Perform Respiratory Therapy duties in CCU, SICU, MICU, CVTLICU, Med Surgery
  • Serve as staff therapist in MICU, ER and general care floors.
  • Provided advanced level respiratory care for patients in MICU and ED.
  • Treated patients in CICU, MICU, ER, Pediatric ER, Medicine and Pediatric Wards.
  • Worked in various departments such as MICU, SICU, ER and floors.
  • Experience in Hospital setting, ICU, SICU, MICU, ER.
  • Work primarily within the CTICU, MICU, and SICU settings.
  • Specialized experience in CCU, MICU, NICU, NTICU care.
  • Work efficiently in ICU, CCU, MICU, and ER
  • 34950Specialized in TICU, SICU, MICU and CVICU.
  • Inserted over 200 Arterial lines in MICU and SICU.
  • Recommend changes to MD in MICU and NICU.
  • Work in MICU and BURN ICU.
  • Preformed all aspects and assisted in all areas of respiratory care in the ICUs including PICI, MICU, and SICU.
  • Provide care for hospital patients in the Emergency Department, PACU, Neuro ICU, and MICU.
  • Covered MICU, SICU, ER and Med/Surg floors as it pertains to Pulmonary Care.
  • Assisted in urgent and emergent intubations mainly in the MICU.
  • Worked in the NICU, SICU, MICU, Neuro ICU, Cardiac ICU, ER, and general floors.

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49. Sicu

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Here's how Sicu is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Provided adult, pediatric and neonatal care at numerous levels of support in MSICU, NEURO-ICU, CARDIO-ICU and ER units.
  • Provided bedside care, treatment, and clinical documentation for patients in MSICU, NTICU, and ED.
  • Worked with aerosol generators (MSICU CVICU) to support respiration and maintain patient's oxygen supply.
  • Worked in the SICU as a lead therapist, managing critical patients with respiratory needs.
  • Provided high-quality respiratory care in areas including ER, SICU, NICU and Adult Floors.
  • Worked primarily in ER and TSICU, some open heart experience.
  • Direct and monitor as Lead Respiratory Therapist in NSICU.
  • Expanded program to include SICU.
  • Provide care for the following areas: ER, ICU, CCU, SICU, Pediatric, and general floor treatments.
  • Perform Respiratory Therapy in ICU, SICU, CCU, CVICU, ER, Med Surgery, Psych,
  • Work on general floors, CVICU, MSICU and NICU.
  • Worked in SICU two days a week.

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50. Respiratory Treatments

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Here's how Respiratory Treatments is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner-Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and - Cardiovascular Recovery Intensive Care Unit Provide respiratory treatments under physician's orders.
  • Assess and treat cardiopulmonary patients to provide routine respiratory treatments including aerosols, NPPV, invasive mechanical ventilation.
  • Document patient response to respiratory treatments; provide recommendation of appropriate outpatient home pulmonary regiment.
  • Provide general respiratory treatments * Weaned patients off ventilators * Provided any respiratory interventions if needed
  • Worked collaboratively with the clinical professors and other licensed therapists to develop appropriate respiratory treatments.
  • Provided respiratory treatments to infants, children and adolescents who suffered from pulmonary disorders.
  • Provide appropriate respiratory treatments to patients with critical and complex medical and surgical conditions.
  • Managed ventilator care and provided respiratory treatments to patients in intensive care areas.
  • Performed blood gas analyses, stat electrolytic analyses and complex respiratory treatments.
  • Worked as a Respiratory Therapist administering respiratory treatments to adult patients.
  • Provided Respiratory treatments and rehabilitation to post-op patients per hospital policy.
  • Delivered respiratory treatments to residents with pulmonary and cardiac abnormalities.
  • Administer emergency respiratory treatments to heart attack and stroke patients.
  • Provide respiratory treatments and initiating mechanical ventilation as needed.
  • Provided patient education on respiratory treatments and respiratory equipment.
  • Performed, assessed and monitored patients on respiratory treatments.
  • Administer schedules respiratory treatments to patients and aerosol administration.
  • Administer Oxygen, aerosol therapy and other respiratory treatments.
  • Set up equipment, medication and administer respiratory treatments.
  • Verify and administer respiratory treatments according to physician orders.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Respiratory Therapist

Patient Care16.3%
Ventilator Management10.9%
Respiratory Therapy Equipment9.1%
Oxygen Therapy7.6%
Emergency Room5.6%
Bipap5.3%
Cpap5.3%
Aerosol Therapy4.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Respiratory Therapist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Patient Care
Patient Care
12.9%
12.9%
2
2
Ventilator Management
Ventilator Management
8.6%
8.6%
3
3
Respiratory Therapy Equipment
Respiratory Therapy Equipment
7.2%
7.2%
4
4
Oxygen Therapy
Oxygen Therapy
6%
6%
5
5
Emergency Room
Emergency Room
4.4%
4.4%
6
6
Bipap
Bipap
4.2%
4.2%
7
7
Cpap
Cpap
4.2%
4.2%
8
8
Aerosol Therapy
Aerosol Therapy
3.8%
3.8%
9
9
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
3.8%
3.8%
10
10
Trach Care
Trach Care
3.8%
3.8%
11
11
EKG
EKG
3.1%
3.1%
12
12
Arterial Blood Gases
Arterial Blood Gases
3%
3%
13
13
Airway Management
Airway Management
2.6%
2.6%
14
14
Floor Therapy
Floor Therapy
2.5%
2.5%
15
15
Nicu
Nicu
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Pulmonary Function
Pulmonary Function
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
Trauma
Trauma
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
1.4%
1.4%
19
19
CPT
CPT
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
CPR
CPR
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
Asthma
Asthma
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Setup
Setup
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Emergency Care
Emergency Care
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Pediatrics
Pediatrics
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
ABG
ABG
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Nebulizer Treatments
Nebulizer Treatments
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
MDI
MDI
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Copd
Copd
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
PFT
PFT
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Ippb
Ippb
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Life Support
Life Support
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Picu
Picu
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Acls
Acls
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Blood Chemistry Changes
Blood Chemistry Changes
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Adverse Reactions
Adverse Reactions
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
CCU
CCU
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
O2
O2
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
Pulse Oximetry
Pulse Oximetry
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
RRT
RRT
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Nitric Oxide
Nitric Oxide
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Incentive Spirometry
Incentive Spirometry
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
BLS
BLS
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Environmental Control Systems
Environmental Control Systems
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Artificial Respiration
Artificial Respiration
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Medical Equipment
Medical Equipment
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Treatment Procedures
Treatment Procedures
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Servo
Servo
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Micu
Micu
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Sicu
Sicu
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Respiratory Treatments
Respiratory Treatments
0.4%
0.4%

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