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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, 14.8% of respiratory therapist resumes contained respiratory 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. Respiratory Care

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Here's how Respiratory Care is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures, including the supervision of other respiratory therapy technicians.
  • Assess and implement respiratory care Document and report information to physician Accomplishments Evaluate and collect relevant clinical data and patient histories.
  • Apply familiarity of current respiratory care practices as well as effective and safe approaches in administering pulmonary therapies and interventions.
  • Provide Respiratory care provider for adult, pediatric and infant population via conventional vent management, labor and delivery assist.
  • Performed outstanding patient care concerned with administering respiratory care and life support to patients with cardiopulmonary deficiencies and abnormalities.
  • Provide professional respiratory care to include pulmonary therapy assessments & treatments, airway management & suctioning, and patient-teaching.
  • Utilized critical thinking and rapid problem solving abilities in the respiratory care management of acute and chronically ill patients.
  • Provided respiratory care services to patients with cardiopulmonary diseases or disorders in acute care and critical care areas.
  • Provide respiratory care for long term patients in a transitional/rehabilitative care facility according to physician's orders.
  • Develop and modify respiratory care plans, performing case management of patients with cardiopulmonary and related disease.
  • Performed diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures as defined in the respiratory care services scope of clinical practice.
  • Mentored local respiratory students through clinical rotations encouraging good patient care skills and optimal respiratory care.
  • Represented department as a member of Minnesota Society for Respiratory Care, Disaster Preparedness Committee 2006-2008.
  • Provided instruction to patients and/or caregivers on the proper use of equipment and/or respiratory care procedures.
  • Provided instruction in respiratory care procedures and equipment to patients, families and respiratory care students.
  • Perform respiratory care duties that include treatment of pulmonary diseases and advanced critical care procedures.
  • Delivered all modes of respiratory care, including responding to all cardiac and respiratory emergencies.
  • Delivered all respiratory care treatments, ventilated patients, oxygen delivery devices and codes.,
  • Provided all aspects of respiratory care in acute care environments involving adult patient populations.
  • Verified respiratory orders, completed respiratory care assessments and fulfilled ordered respiratory care plans.

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2. BLS

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Here's how BLS is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Maintain certifications in BLS, PALS, ACLS, NRP as well as an active license for a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
  • Obtained BLS instructor certification, and one month later obtained Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) instructor certification.
  • Participated in a Code Blue based certification in the American heart Association s ACLS & BLS.
  • Maintain current BLS, PALS and/or ACLS certification as well as current state licenses.
  • Maintained respiratory license and BLS card and performed on call duties as required.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist accredited through the NBRC ACLS, NRP, and BLS provider
  • Provided Asthma education to pediatric patients and BLS to pediatric care givers.
  • Attended and completed ACLS, BLS, and telemetry monitoring certification courses.
  • Obtained and keeps Current Certification in BLS, ACLS, and NRP.
  • Maintained certifications BLS, NALS, PALS and Audiology as required.
  • Maintained current respiratory licensing and BLS card.
  • Perform BLS and ACLS Life Saving Techniques
  • Provide BLS training to clinical personnel.
  • Maintain BLS, ACLS certification.
  • Teach Basic Life Support (BLS) level CPR classes to various members of the health care team.
  • Required to have health care provider BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP.
  • Certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS, NALS, and STABLE.
  • Team Lead as needed Skills Used ECMO Specialist BLS ACLS PALS NRP
  • Maintained current license, NALS, PALS and BLS card.
  • Maintain a current ACLS, BLS, NRP, and PALS

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3. RRT

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Here's how RRT is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • 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.
  • Communicate daily with the Hospital staff (MD, RN, PA RRT Etc) to assure appropriate patient care
  • Worked in several areas of the hospital as an RRT including the ICU, ED, and newborn nursery.
  • 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.
  • Worked as RRT in the ICU, NICU, Pediatrics, Medical/Surgical Unit, and Intermediate Care.
  • Have held multiple titles as an RRT while working at this Level 1 Trauma Center.
  • Followed safety rules and ensure careful adherence to physician's orders overseen by the RRT.
  • 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.
  • Staff RTT responsible for all aspects of patient care as an RRT.
  • Worked as an agency RRT, primarily at St. Vincent Seton Hospital.
  • Traveled as a RRT to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in DesMoines, IA
  • Served as RRT caring for patients with acute and chronic illnesses.

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4. Acute Care

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Here's how Acute Care is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Performed specified duties as a Respiratory Therapist in a pediatric acute care clinic in collaboration with attending physicians.
  • Staffed as an adult and pediatric Registered Respiratory Therapist in various acute care hospital settings throughout Phoenix.
  • Provided all aspects of respiratory care to hospital patients in emergency, critical and acute care hospital settings
  • Provide direct patient care for acute care patients including directly assisting physicians with specialized procedures.
  • Job requirements are that of an acute care hospital respiratory therapist in an agency position
  • Coordinated clinical activities for the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program in a sub-acute care facility.
  • Job responsibilities included ventilator management in a 12 bed Sub-acute care rehabilitation facility.
  • Provided mechanical ventilation, aerosol and oxygen services in acute care settings.
  • Provided quality critical care and acute care for patients having respiratory distress.
  • Worked as a registered respiratory therapist in Lansing acute care hospital.
  • Provide daily direct respiratory care to inpatients in the acute care facility
  • Delivered acute care and rehab training for spinal injury patients and caregivers
  • Fulfilled tasks related to respiratory therapy within an acute care hospital.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist in a long term acute care facility.
  • Worked as registered respiratory therapist in an acute care facility.
  • Developed and organized new Respiratory program in post-acute care setting.
  • Staff Respiratory TherapistLong Term Adult Acute Care/Long Term Ventilator Wean
  • Practiced in an acute care environment with critically ill patients
  • Provide clinical respiratory services to acute care patients.
  • Administer respiratory therapy in an acute care environment.

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5. 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.
  • Performed respiratory assessments, home ventilator management, CPAP therapy instruction and in-service training of health care providers and patient caregivers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performed ventilator checks, respiratory treatments and communicate with other departments on patient care.
  • Provided a safe environment and promoted quality patient care by adhering to established standards.
  • 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.
  • Performed ventilator management while ensuring proper patient care and best outcomes.
  • 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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6. Acls

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Here's how Acls is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Certified in ACLS and CPR -My duties consist of patient assessments, daily physician's interventions, and chart reviews.
  • Responded to all cardiopulmonary emergency requests and rendered care as per ACLS standards with strong knowledge of the process.
  • Flight team training included ACLS, NALS, PALS certification, flight safety/emergency procedures, and wilderness survival certification.
  • Achieved ACLS, PALS, and NRP Accomplishments Worked in the sleep clinic with medical director.
  • Combined in-depth and expansive expertise with training & development strategies to instruct for PALS and ACLS.
  • 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.
  • Served as instructor for the ACLS, NALS, Nursing Critical Care and Paramedic Programs.
  • Assigned to Code Blue team and administered CPR and ACLS on numerous occasions.
  • Obtained Initial ACLS Certification and ACLS Took First ACLS Instructor Course.
  • Performed ACLS as a member of the rapid response team.
  • Required to have NALS, PALS, ACLS certifications.
  • Carried out duties as an ACLS provider.
  • Perform live saving measures using ACLS protocols.
  • Acquired both ACLS and PALS certifications.
  • Certified and up to date on my PALS, NRP, ACLS, and BCLS.
  • Maintained ACLS, BCLS, PALS, NRP and StateLicensure.
  • Maintain CPR, ACLS, PALS and NRP.
  • Completed ACLS bi-annually and intubation rotations in operating room with anesthesia staff yearly.

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7. 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.
  • 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 routine respiratory procedures and life support to patients with cardiopulmonary system deficiencies and abnormalities.
  • Performed trachea care - Administered basic life support - Administer various respiratory prescriptions - Data entry
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintained life support devices and technical medical equipment.
  • Perform adult/pediatric/infant life support, Arterial puncture.

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8. 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.
  • Worked directly with physicians and medical staff in emergency situations, performing CPR, EKG's, and arterial blood gases.
  • 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.
  • Instructed CPR classes for staff member certification/re-certification, and participated as member of the Asthma Education Team.
  • 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.

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9. Pulmonary Function

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Here's how Pulmonary Function 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.
  • Achieved Trauma Support Center Liaison, flight respiratory therapist for StatMedivac, Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist, and Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Instruct respiratory therapy students on pulmonary function testing during their clinical rotation.
  • 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.
  • Operated a full-service pulmonary function lab performing quality assurance and equipment maintenance.
  • Provide education and information on respiratory and pulmonary functions and treatments.
  • Perform Pulmonary Function testing for inpatient as well as outpatient populations.

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10. NRP

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Here's how NRP is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Involved in all labor and deliveries, utilizing NRP skills in a fast paced environment with quick decisions.
  • Respond to problematic deliveries and cesarean sections, and treat as needed based on NRP training.
  • Labor Delivery/ C-sections; NRP, APGAR, Airway Maintenance, Ventilation and Oxygenation assistance.
  • Serve as super user/trainer for new systems training such as CPOE BCLS and NRP certified.
  • Experience in Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive care, attend deliveries and NRP protocol.
  • Obtained PALS, NRP certifications.
  • Acquired NRP and EPOC license.
  • Certified NRP Instructor I have voluntered and taught at our one day Asthma clinic.
  • Attended all codes including traumas, and RRTs, ACLS/BLS, PALS, and NRP certification.
  • Utilized the STABLE program and NRP.
  • Attend all high-risk deliveries as part of NICU team, and perform intubations and delivery of surfactant according to NRP protocols.

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11. Mechanical Ventilation

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Here's how Mechanical Ventilation 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.
  • Set up and operated mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas apparatuses, aerosol generators, and followed specified parameters of treatment.
  • Gained experience in negative pressure ventilation, mechanical ventilation, high frequency ventilation, and invasive and non-invasive respiratory monitoring.
  • Perform adult mechanical ventilation; monitor set up and discontinuation of patient receiving mechanical ventilation per physician orders.
  • Applied non-invasive and conventional ventilation as well as advanced forms of ventilation including oscillator and jet ventilators.
  • Performed manual ventilation through air bag valve mask resuscitator, administered Oxygen and checked ventilators as required.
  • Assemble, inspect and operate various mechanical ventilators and other respiratory equipment, to ensure functioning safely.
  • Set up and operate mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration, in addition to environmental control.
  • Educated nurses and physicians through in-services on mechanical ventilation and patient assessment of mechanically ventilated patients.
  • Provided home care education to patients and families requiring long term mechanical ventilation and cardiopulmonary monitoring.
  • Supported mechanical ventilation and BiPAP as required for support of patients with dysfunction of respiratory system.
  • Provide manual ventilation and airway management and also provide mechanical ventilation and monitoring with ECMO patients.
  • Performed arterial punctures and mechanical ventilators for adults in the cardiac unit and intermediate unit.
  • Assisted patient by providing treatment plans, operating mechanical ventilators, therapeutic aerosol administration apparatus.
  • Job responsibilities included the management of residents on mechanical ventilation in a sub acute/rehab environment.
  • Initiate, monitor, and evaluate mechanical ventilation and adjunct techniques including manual ventilation.
  • Manage ventilators and make appropriate changes based on deterioration or improvement in patient condition.
  • Provided complex therapy requiring considerable independent judgment for patients on mechanical ventilation in intensive-care.
  • Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, gas therapeutic administration.
  • Provide patient and family education for patients being discharged with ventilators or tracheotomies.

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12. Trauma

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Here's how Trauma is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Preformed the general respiratory therapy hospital duties; ventilator ICU management, trauma maintenance and transport.
  • Delivered ordered therapies per protocol including both routine and intensive procedures at a level-one trauma center.
  • Monitored and assessed specific care of respiratory therapy needs within a Level One trauma facility.
  • Responded to trauma emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrests.
  • Recognized for performance in trauma center procedures.
  • 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.
  • Developed strong clinical skills in respiratory management of the critical patient in the state s only Level 1 Trauma center.
  • Managed mechanical ventilators in various intensive care units including medical, surgical, neurological, cardiac, post-op and trauma.
  • Provided respiratory therapy, ventilator management, and emergency response in a large urban Level I Trauma and Adult ICU.
  • Level II trauma center accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation and licensed for 310 acute-care and 56 psychiatric beds.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provided respiratory services at Level II Trauma Center with focus in ICU, PCU, and medical floors.
  • Worked as part of a team to provide quality Respiratory Care to acutely ill patients and trauma victims.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team rounds as well as trauma rounds in discussing current and future care of patients.

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13. Medical Equipment

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Here's how Medical Equipment is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • 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.
  • Educated patients and family members on discharge instructions for required pharmaceutical products and medical equipment.
  • Designated as System Controller of Home Medical Equipment computer system independent of hospital computer system.
  • Coordinated delivery of medical equipment with patients and DME providers as prescribed by physician.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provided in-home patient education regarding home medical equipment.

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14. 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.
  • Initiated/managed complex respiratory care therapies including mechanical ventilation, NIV, aerosol therapy, CPT/PPD, and oxygen therapy.
  • Set up oxygen therapy and maintained ventilator equipment and other equipment for the maintenance of patients with oxygenation/ventilation disorders.
  • Educate, diagnose and treat patients suffering from pulmonary and cardiac disease using oxygen therapy and administering respiratory medications.
  • Provided therapeutic interventions with oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, airway management, and invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation.
  • Provide general respiratory therapeutic services including oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, humidification therapy, and suction therapy.
  • Perform pulmonary assessment of patients and prescribe breathing treatments, CPT and oxygen therapy according to respiratory protocols.
  • General respiratory therapy services include oxygen therapy, medicated aerosol therapy, bronchial hygiene therapy and patient/family education.
  • Provided and operated various types of respiratory care equipment including oxygen therapy, nasal CPAP and ventilation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Participate in patient care decisions regarding oxygen administration, utilizing lab results and respiratory assessment skills.
  • 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.

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15. 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitored patient s physiological response to therapy to include vital signs, arterial blood gases, and consult with physicians.
  • Monitor patients' response to treatment such as patients' vital signs and obtain and interpret arterial blood gases.
  • Monitor patients physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
  • Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, EKG, arterial blood gases/blood chemistry.
  • Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy using vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood lab values.
  • Monitor physiological changes such as: vital signs, arterial blood gases, blood chemistry changes, and electrocardiogram.

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16. 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.
  • Provided bedside care, treatment, and clinical documentation in MSICU, NICU, Medical-Surgical floors, Rapid Response and ED.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Experienced in Cardiac, NICU, PICU, and progressive care unit as well as emergency room (ER).
  • Conducted physician and nurse education/in-service sessions on mechanical ventilators: PB Servo 840, High Frequency Oscillator(NICU).
  • Will be working with the most fragile of preterm and critically ill infants in a busy 60 bed NICU.
  • Performed job duties as assigned by team leads, NICU, ER, and floor work performed as needed.
  • Manage ventilators and blood gases in a level III NICU using therapist-driven protocols of conventional and high frequency ventilators.
  • 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.
  • Monitored long term and acute ventilator patients, CCU; MICU; SICU; NICU; emergency ward.
  • 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.
  • Acted as an integral member of the ICU and NICU teams, participating in daily physician rounds.

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17. Adverse Reactions

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Here's how Adverse Reactions is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Monitored residents' physiological response to therapy and consulted with physician if adverse reactions occur.
  • Conduct response monitoring for each respiratory therapy and consult nursing/physician if adverse reactions occur.
  • Monitor patients for adverse reaction and provide corrective interventions as necessary.
  • 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.
  • Monitored patient's responses to therapy, and consulted with physician when adverse reactions occurred.
  • 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.
  • Consult with physicians if adverse reactions occur.
  • 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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18. Airway Management

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Here's how Airway Management is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Provided respiratory care to pediatric patients in both acute and emergency settings using a variety of airway clearance techniques and medications.
  • Performed duties of a Respiratory Therapist including airway management, ventilator management, emergency room duties and overall patient care.
  • Course includes airway anatomy review, brief related pharmacology, indications/contraindications, equipment and the procedure, including manikin practice.
  • Performed Respiratory Therapy and patient care in areas including but not limited to: Mechanical Ventilation and Airway Management.
  • 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.
  • Conduct therapeutic measures including pulmonary hygiene, mechanical ventilator support, and artificial airway care.
  • Administer oxygen and continuous or bi-level positive airway pressure in accordance with established protocols.
  • Licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist responsible for airway management of Children on intensive care units.
  • Shared nursing and respiratory responsibilities to include medication, airway and ventilator management.
  • Implement and manage continuous positive airway equipment and bi- level positive airway equipment.
  • Gain experience in airway management of neonatal patients and use of mechanical ventilators.
  • Determine interface sizing and monitor patient progress on specific positive airway equipment.
  • Performed airway management in accordance with clinical practice guidelines and approved protocol.
  • Trained Paramedic students on Airway management and Respiratory students during clinical rotation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in airway management, emergency resuscitation and mechanical ventilator support.
  • Provide Airway management Labor and delivery assistance, and non-invasive ventilation.
  • Monitored patients on ventilators and provided airway clearance through suctioning intervention.
  • Provide administration of breathing treatments and airway management and ventilator monitoring.
  • Administered inhaled medications, in addition to delivering airway clearance therapies.

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19. 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.
  • 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.
  • Fit-tested nasal and full face masks, demonstrating to patients how to use overnight pulse oximeter, and patient follow ups.
  • Perform procedures such as suctioning, sterilization techniques, pulse oximetry, Electrocardiogram (ECG) and tracheotomy care.
  • Utilized a wide variety of complex equipment, including pulse oximeters, blood gas analyzers, ventilators, etc.
  • 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.
  • Obtained and analyzed ABG's, EKG's, PFT's and nocturnal pulse oximetry study testing.
  • 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.
  • Administer Oxygen saturation (SpO2) check and monitoring of pulse oximeter.
  • 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.

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20. EKG

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Here's how EKG is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Worked as a Respiratory Therapist providing general respiratory therapy services to in-patients and out-patients including EKG, Cardiac Stress Test.
  • Manage the processes involved in performing respiratory therapy, ventilator management, EKG, oxygen administration and airway management.
  • 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.
  • Performed, EKG's, ABG's, and respiratory treatments as ordered by the Doctor's, in the hospital.
  • Preformed general floor therapy, including SVN, MDI, CPT, BiPAP therapy, ABG interpretation and EKG's.
  • Work as a student and as a PRN Respiratory Therapist by doing breathing treatments, EKG, and blood gases.
  • 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.
  • Administered medication through aerosol inhalation, Patient evaluation, EKG'S, ABG'S and calibration of ABG machine.
  • Performed procedures and interpreted results, including ABG sampling and analysis, cuff pressure, sputum induction, EKG.
  • Crossed trained in the Cardiovascular department, completed Stress Tests, EKG's, and interacted daily with Cardiologist.
  • Perform diagnostic procedures such as PFT to assess the severity of respiratory dysfunction in patients as well as EKG.
  • Provide and assist with EKG's, ABG's, ventilators, inhalers and other cardiac monitoring tests.
  • Assisted with home oxygen setup, ABG draws, BiPAP management and setup of V60 and EKG.
  • Observed and assisted in Medical Surgical units with tasks such as arterial blood gases and EKG'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.
  • Observed and assisted in various units with tasks such as breathing treatments and EKG's.

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21. Emergency

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Here's how Emergency is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Provided prescribed respiratory care services to adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients in all hospital areas including critical and emergency settings
  • Performed various respiratory therapies in the hospital setting including critical care, emergency medicine, and ventilator management.
  • Collaborate effectively in patient transportation to a local area hospital with emergency technicians while providing respiratory care.
  • Provided emergency care, including artificial airways, external cardiac message, and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Performed all aspects of respiratory care for patients in critical, non-critical and emergency situations.
  • Participated and proficient in all protocols relating to conscious sedation procedures in the emergency department.
  • Provided breathing treatments, ventilator management and weaning intervention in emergency and critical care settings.
  • Communicated with physicians during rounds on each respiratory patient's status or after any emergency.
  • Provided emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac messages, airway maintenance.
  • Responded to emergency calls for rapid evaluation and treatment of patients needing immediate assistance.
  • Provide emergency and critical care, including artificial ventilation and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Provided life-saving respiratory measures in the emergency department in conjunction with other duties.
  • Provide emergency care, such as manual ventilation or assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Assist care with pediatric patients with respiratory insufficiency in emergency room setting.
  • Administered medication to patients in emergency department and other critical care areas.
  • Assisted in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation as an integral part of the emergency team.
  • Provide emergency care, such as artificial respiration or cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Respond to emergency situations ordered by any medical staff including myself.
  • Responded to urgent and emergency situations and provided appropriate respiratory support.
  • Initiated (if needed) and participated in emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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22. Physician Orders

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Here's how Physician Orders is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Maintained patient medical charting records, verified and followed physician orders, provided proper administration of medication within specified hospital parameters.
  • Provided comprehensive respiratory care for an average of 20 general floor patients per shift utilizing physician orders and patient-driven protocols.
  • Performed work in accordance with physician orders on adult patient populations, recognizing life-threatening situations and initiating appropriate responses.
  • Completed therapeutic procedures, including administering oxygen, therapeutic gas, and respiratory medications to patients following physician orders.
  • Performed inter-office tasks which included answering phones, filing, problem solving and renewing physician orders and insurance verification.
  • Perform evidence based pulmonary care and diagnostic testing in accordance with physician orders and evidence based protocols.
  • Administered medications and therapy under physician orders Utilized as physician consult Managed ventilators and conducted patient assessments
  • Worked independently and collaboratively with multidisciplinary team; ensured alignment with physician orders and prioritized classes
  • Utilize excellent listening and communication skills to determine patient needs and follow-up on physician orders.
  • Perform respiratory therapy procedures and treatment according to physician orders, departmental policies and procedures.
  • Follow and administer physician orders by timely administering treatments and therapies per specific protocols.
  • Document, initiate and implement changes according to physician orders and organizations respiratory protocols.
  • Interpret physician orders and instructions, evaluated patient needs regarding medication and treatment procedures.
  • Perform respiratory therapy according to Physician orders and professional assessment of patient's condition.
  • Verify physician orders, medications, procedures/surgeries, medical history and allergies.
  • Provided bedside care to patients; administered medications and implemented physician orders.
  • Administer respiratory therapy treatments to assigned patients, following physician orders.
  • Coordinated and completed respiratory care protocols and assessments under physician orders.
  • Determined requirements for treatment medication and dosages compatible with physician orders.
  • Care and evaluate patients under physician orders and department supervision.

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23. 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.
  • 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.
  • Give chest percussion and medication as prescribed; respond to codes, provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation and evaluate effectiveness.
  • Provide emergency care, including placement of artificial airways, and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Attend C-Section and High Risk Deliveries and provide immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation for infants when necessary.
  • Provide emergency care such as artificial ventilation, and assists staff 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.
  • Perform pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cases of ceased breathing.
  • Provided emergency care services such as manual ventilation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Responded to all medical emergencies and assisted with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Provided emergency care as part of the cardiopulmonary resuscitation team.
  • Performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and responded for Rapid Response Team.
  • Assisted in codes with airway management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Provided emergency care through various methods including cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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24. Aerosol Therapy

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Here's how Aerosol Therapy is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Initiated and operated therapeutic gas administration, aerosol generators, and disposable medical products, following specific parameters for treatment.
  • Administered inhalant drugs with a supervisor present, operating mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas, and aerosol generators.
  • Performed routine respiratory therapy procedures including oxygen therapy, and humidity/aerosol therapy in assigned areas on patients.
  • Performed ventilator management, non-invasive ventilator management, airway clearance, large and small aerosol therapy.
  • Set up therapeutic gas administration apparatus, and aerosol generators, following specified parameters of treatment.
  • 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.
  • Performed aerosol therapy in order to relieve patients' respiratory distress.
  • Administered aerosol therapy and obtained and analyzed arterial blood gas samples.
  • Operate and maintain therapeutic gas administration apparatus and aerosol generators.
  • Experienced in other types of aerosol therapy and medication administration.
  • Provided patient education on smoking cessation and aerosol therapy.
  • Administer Oxygen, aerosol therapy and other respiratory treatments.
  • Administered medical gases, humidity and aerosol therapy.
  • Administered oxygen and aerosol therapy as required.
  • Provided patients with aerosol therapy and oxygen.
  • Performed oxygen and aerosol therapy on patients.

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25. Proper USE

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Here's how Proper USE is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Educate patients in pulmonary rehab program with information regarding their pulmonary disease, breathing techniques and proper use of respiratory medications.
  • Home Care Respiratory Therapist involving patient assessments and instruction to family/patient on the proper use and maintenance of the equipment
  • Provide patient and family instruction in respiratory therapy self- administration and proper use of equipment and supplies.
  • Provide instruction to patients/caregivers on proper use if equipment and or respiratory procedures.
  • Provided instruction to patients/caregivers on the proper use of equipment/respiratory care procedures.
  • Delivered equipment and provided instruction on proper use of equipment.
  • Chart record of patient therapy; teach patients proper use and administration of respiratory medication such as MDI s and spacers.
  • Instruct patients, caregivers, physicians and physician s staff on the proper use of respiratory equipment and necessary cleaning requirements.
  • Instructed nursing students on the respiratory system, diseases, proper use and care of equipment for their future patients.
  • Instructed and educated patients on proper use and care of PAP equipment and proper fitting and cleaning of masks.
  • Teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the proper use of medications and respiratory equipment.
  • Assisted in training of pulmonary fellows and support staff in the proper use and care of equipment used.
  • Educated family members, caregivers, and patients on proper use & care of the equipment and supplies.
  • Provide instruction to patients/and or caregivers on the proper use, operation and maintenance of respiratory equipment.
  • Educated patients on proper use of medications prior to discharge and assisted them with home oxygen qualifications.
  • Instruct to patients and families on the proper use of equipment and medications for optimal benefit.
  • Trained new staff and nursing on proper use and function of equipment, medication and procedures.
  • Coach patients and family members on proper use and care of PAP equipment and supplies.
  • Instruct patients, caregivers, physicians, physician's staff on proper use of equipment.
  • Educate patient and family on disease state and proper use of their respiratory equipment.

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26. Blood Gases

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Here's how 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.
  • 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.
  • Interviewed patients, performed limited physical examination and conducted diagnostic tests including blood gases.
  • 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
  • Managed patients on ventilators by drawing and analyzing arterial blood gases and make decisions on patient care based on that analysis.
  • Manage ventilators, perform blood gases and provide respiratory therapy to PICU populations alongside and under the supervision of resident physicians.
  • Cared for ventilators, performed floor therapy duties including triage, collected blood gases, and pulmonary function testing.
  • Managed Ventilated patients by evaluations of Blood Gases weaning oxygen or making changes that would help in decreasing oxygen.
  • Acquired arterial blood gases, documented in patient charts and reported to the nursing staff and doctors as necessary.
  • Perform Single Stick Arterial Blood Gases to analyze the conditions and breathing patters of the patient following specified protocols.
  • Collect and analyze arterial blood gases and is able to recognize normal, abnormal, and critical values.
  • Draw arterial blood gases, analyze arterial blood gases, and review patient information to assess patient condition.

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27. 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.
  • Implemented an asthma education program within two clinics.- Performed PFT's, 6 minute walks and provided asthma education
  • 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.
  • Acted as an informal leader for the PFT lab; streamlining processes within the lab.
  • Performed PFT Testing on in-patient/out-patient basis * Collaborated with MD on interpretation of PFT results.
  • 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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28. Ensure Equipment

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Here's how Ensure Equipment is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Inspect, clean and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and effectively, replace when necessary.
  • Inspected, tested, and maintained respiratory equipment to ensure equipment operates safely and efficiently.
  • Maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently.
  • Inspect, clean, test and maintain equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary.
  • Set up, inspect, clean, test and maintain all respiratory equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently.
  • Start equipment and observe gauges and equipment operation to detect malfunctions and to ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards.
  • Inspect, clean, test, and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is working properly and safely.
  • Worked with patients using ventilators to ensure equipment was functional and meeting their needs.
  • Inspected and tested respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment functioned safely and efficiently..

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29. Spirometry

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Here's how 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.
  • Performed a variety of procedures and treatments including ventilator management, bedside spirometry, arterial blood gas puncture and analysis.
  • Performed pulmonary diagnostic testing such as lung volumes, spirometry, metabolic measurements and exercise testing.
  • Perform and evaluate bedside spirometry and pulmonary mechanics, smoking cessation and asthma education.
  • Acquire Arterial puncture/draw and analysis, spirometry testing, hyperinflation therapy non-invasive ventilation.
  • Provide Hyperinflation Therapy using Incentive Spirometry, CPAP and BIPAP when clinically indicated.
  • Coach and administer therapy to patients using MetaNeb system and incentive spirometry.
  • Perform pulmonary spirometry and other procedures according to physician's orders.
  • Educated post-surgical cardiac patients in the use of Incentive Spirometry device
  • Ensured bronchial hygiene through incentive spirometry and specialized breathing techniques.
  • Performed bedside spirometry and executed arterial blood gas puncture and analysis
  • Administered chest physiotherapy and incentive spirometry.
  • Performed Spirometry testing on respiratory patients.
  • General floor and incentive spirometry.
  • Perform bedside spirometry on in-patients.
  • 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.

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30. O2

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Here's how O2 is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • 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.
  • Provide patients and families with education support for home required O2 and/or CPAP support.
  • 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.
  • Perform asthma education, smoking cessation and Home O2 evaluations.
  • Receive and verify O2 orders from physicians and referral sources.
  • Open hearts, vent management, o2, treatment protocols.
  • Home O2 evaluation and setup along with discharge planning.
  • Assess patients for Respiratory distress and O2 requirements.
  • Evaluate patients for O2 per MD order.
  • Performed O2 testing and trends on patients.
  • Performed monthly checkups on home O2 patients.
  • General Respiratory Therapies and O2 weaning.
  • Helped with marketing and sales of O2, CPAP, BiPAP, MDINR, U.D.
  • Set up O2, CPAP, & Bi-Pap as needed.
  • Set up home O2 SYSTEMS.

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31. Trach Care

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Here's how Trach Care is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Staff respiratory therapy Assess patients Ventilator management Trach care Adhere to standards of all regulating agencies
  • Performed all aspects of respiratory care on a ventilator and trach unit in Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Provide routine respiratory care to long term ventilator dependent and open trach population.
  • Maintained cleanliness of trach and monitored ventilator parameters.
  • 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.
  • Started special training program for trach patients at local nursing home, to educate caregivers on care of patient and ventilator.
  • Skilled in all aspects of respiratory care including: aerosol treatments, both in line and hand held, trach care.
  • Placed patients on oxygen, weaned from oxygen, and performed airway care such as suctioning and trach care.
  • Provide long term ventilator management at Citizen's Health and Rehab center the adult and geriatric trach patient populations.
  • Perform patient assessments, Managed patients and weaned them from Ventilators, BiPAPs, and High Humidity Trach Collars.
  • Performed trach cleaning, quad cough, pulmonary toilet, aggressive bag and suction techniques to improve patient outcomes.
  • Respond to code blue, perform trach changes, and perform chest percussion, perform end of shift reports.
  • 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.
  • Managed over 150 trach and vent patients and work independently to ensure their accounts were accurate and up-to-date.
  • Helped physicians examine and treat patients by assisting with trach changes, capping orders, and treatments.
  • 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.

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32. CPT

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Here's how CPT is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • 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.
  • Flutter valve, deep breathing techniques, CPT, percussion and vibration therapies and chest vest therapy for airway clearance.
  • 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.
  • Provided low flow and high flow oxygen along with performing CPT and ABG'S on patients.
  • 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.
  • Performed CPT, ABG'S and capillary heel sticks on patients.
  • 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.
  • Hand, pneumatic percussion, and vest CPT experience.
  • Ensured correct ICD / CPT billing and coding.
  • Perform bronchial clearance and CPT on pediatric patients.
  • Administer breathing treatments, CPT therapy and inhalers.
  • Performed CPT manually and via percussive vest.

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33. Cpap

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Here's how Cpap is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Set up BIPAP/ CPAP frequently for noninvasive management of ventilation and oxygenation abnormalities.
  • Performed ventilator/ BiPAP/ CPAP management, maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Operated a variety of different respiratory equipment including, but not limited to, mechanical ventilators, CPAP, and BiPAP.
  • Work with different types of invasive and non-invasive ventilator devices such as CPAP, BI-PAP, and the Trilogy ventilators.
  • 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.
  • Maintain and monitor adult and pediatric ventilators and BiPap / CPAP, in both critical and general care settings.
  • Manage ventilators, CPAP and Bi-level machines, oxygen tanks, air compressors, and baby heart monitors.
  • 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.
  • Set up CPAP/Bi-PAP non-invasive ventilators, charted in the MAR, and updated patients' records.
  • Assembled and assured proper operations of mechanical ventilators, BIPAP, CPAP, and suction equipment.
  • Set up home CPAP systems for patients, Managed Patients at Home, Marketing of new company
  • 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.
  • Instruct patients on how to properly use CPAP, BiPAP, and oxygen equipment.

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34. Bipap

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Here's how Bipap is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Managed all aspects of respiratory care which included oxygen delivery, medication delivery with various devices, ventilator and BiPAP management.
  • Provided in-home/office respiratory after-care, setting up oxygen and specialized medical care equipment, including CPAP and BiPAP machines.
  • Maintained and operated mechanical ventilation equipment, and bi-pap and c-pap equipment appropriate to patient condition.
  • Provided education/orientation of V60 BiPAP to local paramedic groups.
  • Assist with BiPap setup and management and ventilator management.
  • Managed mechanical ventilators and operated Bi-PAP machines.
  • Monitored patients on ventilator and BIPAP apparatus.
  • Provided non-invasive ventilation via BIPAP Vision.
  • Provide one to one or group classes with staff and patient/ family on the use of CPAP, BI-PAP and Ventilators.
  • Set up, maintained, and troubleshot Bi-Pap Vision, PB 840 and PB 7200 ventilators in ICU and Cardiac Recovery.
  • Created contract spread sheets for the patient and all proper documentations in the sale of a CPAP or BiPAP unit.
  • Set up C-Pap and Bi-Pap equipment, perform mask fittings, patient instruction and education, document and evaluate patient outcomes
  • Manage patients in the intensive care and cardiac care unit on mechanical ventilation, BIPAP, and CPAP ventilator devices.
  • Assisted patients with CPAP/ BiPap devices, perform mask fittings, and adjusted pressure settings per physician's order.
  • Provide delivery and instruction of CPAP, BIPAP and AVAP machines on a one-on-one basis in an office setting.
  • Delivered respiratory education regarding equipment use, breathing techniques and treatments, percussion therapy, and BIPAP therapy.
  • Work as respiratory therapist in the initiation of all clinical services (Oxygen, CPAP, BIPAP).
  • Experienced with BIPAP and CPAP as well as Servo-I, PB-840 ventilators and their respective modes and settings.
  • Assemble, operate, and check devices such as ventilators, oscillators, CPAP/ BIPAP machines, etc.
  • Administer medicinal gases/drugs, CPAP, BiPAP, 02 assessments, monitor physiological responses with defined parameters.

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35. Health Care

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Here's how Health Care is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Provided respiratory evaluation services and administered respiratory therapy treatments to patients as per agency policies health care standards, government regulations.
  • Direct to consumer marketing of health care system through participation in commercial and billboard advertisements.
  • Elevated effectiveness by training health care personnel on various life-saving interventions and critical respiratory procedures.
  • Facilitated regular patient education regarding discharge information, health care needs, and general support.
  • Provided consultation and education to other health care professionals and patients.
  • Consult with physicians and health care professionals regarding patient/resident status.
  • Performed daily rounds within interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Worked closely with physicians and other members of the health care team to quickly set patients up after their sleep studies.
  • Communicated, organized and worked cooperatively with all members of the health care team to continuously provide the best patient care.
  • Established and maintained positive relationships with patients, families, other area health care providers, physicians and community at large.
  • Documented necessary information in the patient's medical record and communicated that information to members of the health care team.
  • Collaborated with all members of the health care team to document assess, intervene, advocate, and evaluate patients.
  • Collaborated with medical and nursing staff by developing protocols, policies, and procedures for the delivery of health care.
  • Monitor patient progress, update respiratory care plan, and consult physician and other health care professions regarding patient status.
  • Work in conjunction with physicians, nurses and all members of the health care team to deliver excellent patient care.
  • Instructed patients, family members, and health care students on various therapies and benefits of continuing with treatment plans.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, health care providers, and other customers in English via telephone, computer, and conversation
  • Support person to the nursing staff and other members of the health care team for indirect aspects of patient care.
  • Attended daily rounds with team of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to manage and advance patient care.
  • Collected, analyzed, and interpreted data and information from health care members and documented actual and/or potential diagnoses.

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36. Setup

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Here's how Setup is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Monitor and setup Noninvasive Continuous Cardiac Output monitoring such as FloTrac and LiDCOplus.
  • Enter all appropriate clinical documentation following setup or RT patient encounter.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perform troubleshooting and basic maintenance, cleaning and setup for all respiratory equipment7.
  • Stock, EMR, Billing, Ordering, Home setup of oxygen therapies.
  • Cleaned, setup and tested ventilators and other equipment for future use.
  • Assist Patients with the setup of Home equipment in the hospital setting.
  • Assisted in the setup, training and functioning of the Sleep Lab.
  • Provide education and setup of CPAP, BIPAP and oxygen to patients.
  • Provided CPAP/BiPAP setup and follow up to patients with sleeping disorders.
  • Maintain, clean, stock, and setup of respiratory therapy equipment
  • Provide setup, instruction, and education on home respiratory equipment.

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37. MDI

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Here's how MDI is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Supply with knowledge of COPD, asthma treatment and preventative measures, MDI, peak flow meters, and medication usage.
  • Educate patients and families on lung health, disease prevention, home therapy, MDI use, and oxygen safety.
  • Determined most suitable methods of administering inhalants (MDI), precautions to be observed for oral inhaled steroids.
  • Worked on the floors, monitoring patients and giving passive needs and MDI therapies.
  • Provide routine floor care, SVN, MDI, patient and family education.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deliver medications via HHN and MDI.
  • Administer SVN and MDI treatments.
  • Administer MDI and DPI therapies.
  • Administer aerosol and MDI therapies.
  • Assess and provide Respiratory treatments such as (SVN, DPI, and MDI's) to patients.
  • Instruct patients on how to operate flutter valves, peak flow, and MDI's.
  • Administered MDI, SVN, DPI, and bronchial hygiene treatments.

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38. 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.
  • Worked with critically ill adult and pediatric patient's by working in adult ICU, pediatrics, 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 with Cardiac Teams, Pediatric ICU (PICU) primarily providing support immediately after cardiac surgery.
  • Worked in critical care, ventilator management, pediatric ICU - HFN Therapy, PICU ventilator management.
  • Conducted training for entire PICU medical staff ensuring rapid implementation and the accuracy of patient orders.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Worked as a Pediatric Therapist in the PICU, ER, and Pediatrics floor.
  • Core area of expertise was in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
  • Specialized in Pediatrics by primarily working in the PICU and Children's Hospital.
  • Provided respiratory therapy in PICU, ER and the floors.
  • Staff Respiratory Therapist in Pediatrics, PICU.

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39. 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.
  • Assess & teat adults and pediatrics in various settings including ICU, cardiac ICU and the Adult & Pediatric ER.
  • Specialized in mechanical ventilation, positive pressure ventilation via tracheal tubes, and tracheal care in both adults and pediatrics.
  • 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.
  • Assessed and treated respiratory patients of all ages in ICU, SICU, ER, Nursery and Pediatrics.
  • Provided a caring and concerned attitude for all patients in the ICU, Medical Surgery Unit and Pediatrics.

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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.
  • Managed patients using oscillator and nitric oxide.
  • Administered nitric oxide to distressed respiratory neonates.
  • Treat patients using Conventional Mechanical Ventilation, HFOV, HFJV, Nitric Oxide Administration, VDR, and NCPAP.
  • Experienced in heart/lung transplants, Left Ventricular Assist Device and Nitric Oxide Ventilation *Further work history provided upon request
  • Administered and set-up Inhaled Nitric Oxide for patients in the operating room during lung and heart transplants.
  • Played role in the management of patients on ECMO and on Nitric Oxide Therapy for Pulmonary Hypertension.
  • 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.
  • Vent management, vent weaning; nitric oxide, oscillators; CPAP/BIPAP.

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41. Humidification

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Here's how Humidification is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Administered oxygen and humidification therapy Responded to cardiopulmonary emergencies and renders care as per ACLS/BCLS standards.
  • Conducted prescribed procedures to ensure maintenance of patent airway and adequate humidification.
  • Manage ventilators, humidification systems, and optimize natural airways.
  • Administered medical gases, humidification, and aerosol medications.
  • Maintained adequate humidification in patients with bypass airway.
  • Oversee medications, medical gases, and humidification directly through the respiratory system.
  • Perform procedures with the use of medical gases, humidification and aerosols.
  • Set up Comfort Flo Humidification System for improving neonates.
  • Set up suction devices and low flow system for humidification Identified all medications and equipment related to respiratory care.
  • Administered nebulizer and IPPB medications; facilitated oxygen / humidification therapy* Executed pulmonary function testing within a controlled laboratory atmosphere
  • Performed percussion, suction and Tracheostomy care, oxygen treatments, and humidification.
  • Facilitated oxygen and humidification therapy; delivered nebulizer and IPPB medications as needed* Involved in endotracheal and tracheotomy care
  • Provide humidification therapy to tracheostomy patients and assess readiness for tracheal decannulation.
  • Trash care, oral care Tracheotomy/ high flow system humidification Case study
  • Home Care Education Tracheostomy Care Ventilation (Pediatric/Adult) Oxygenation Apnea Monitoring CPAP/BIPAP Therapy Oximetry Suctioning Humidification

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42. 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.
  • Performed am Arterial blood gases during shift* Evaluated patients for administration of Respiratory treatments.
  • Provided respiratory treatments to infants, children and adolescents who suffered from pulmonary disorders.
  • Work in emergency room administering respiratory treatments to patients in need of emergency care.
  • Managed ventilator care and provided respiratory treatments to patients in intensive care areas.
  • Performed blood gas analyses, stat electrolytic analyses and complex respiratory treatments.
  • Assisted physicians with various forms of respiratory treatments and ventilator management.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Set up equipment, medication and administer respiratory treatments.
  • Administered respiratory treatments in timely and professional manner.

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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. 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.
  • Provide adult/adolescent ventilator care in addition to performing floor therapy encompassing chest physiotherapy, ABG's and IPPB treatments.
  • Use of other respiratory equipment including but not limited to Cough Assist, IPV and IPPB.
  • Assisted in the care of COPD, post-surgical patients on ventilators and IPPB therapy.
  • 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.
  • Set up and administer CPAP/BIPAP, IPPB, etc.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Travel to patients homes, administer IPPB treatments or nebulizer treatments.
  • Performed EKGs, IPPB, IS and hyperinflation therapy.
  • Administered breathing treatments via nebulizer, IPV and IPPB.

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45. ABG

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Here's how ABG is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • 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.
  • Draw & run ABG's making ventilator adjustments per ABG, physician's order, and/or protocol as needed.
  • Obtained and analyzed ABG results while maintaining ABG lab and reporting values to doctor and nurse caring for patient.
  • Implemented arterial blood gas (ABG) tests, including puncture, collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • 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.
  • Perform all therapeutic and diagnostic respiratory care procedures ordered by the responsible physician, ABG.
  • Job duties included vent management, ABG drawing and analysis, and other respiratory duties.
  • 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.
  • Covered STAT lab ABG's, responded as part of the hospital wide code team.
  • Perform and interpret ABG results using the EPOC and Siemens Rapid Point ABG machines.
  • Obtained and interpreted ABG samples, made treatment recommendations based on these findings.

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46. Copd

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Here's how Copd is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Provided patient education on COPD exacerbation and smoking cessation.
  • Evaluated and educated patients in managing asthma and COPD disorders
  • 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.
  • Assist patients with Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, COPD, Emphysema, Lung Cancer, etc.
  • 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.
  • Care of patients with ailments including Asthma, Pneumonia, COPD, Respiratory Failure, CHF, Neurological cases.
  • 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.
  • Worked closely with patients and doctors, treating patients with lung disorders such as COPD and pneumonia.
  • 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.
  • Provide appropriate treatment and level of care to patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.
  • Administered various respiratory medications to patients diagnosed with COPD, Asthma, ILD and other respiratory diseases.
  • Provided floor therapy for 800-bed facility including asthma and COPD treatments and education for large patient load.
  • Assess and evaluate patient needs while providing skilled respiratory care to long-term COPD and ventilator-dependent patients.
  • Explain diagnosis and treatment procedures to patients with common respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD.

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47. Tracheotomy

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Here's how Tracheotomy is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist Formulate protocols for tracheotomy care and train nursing staff on compliance.
  • Worked with patients that needed respiratory assistance with ventilator care and/or tracheotomy care.
  • Trained and educated nursing staff in tracheotomy management and initiating respiratory care protocols.
  • Provided respiratory care to a variety of pediatric patients including long-term tracheotomy patients.
  • Provide ventilator management on tracheotomy patients along with tracheotomy care and changes.
  • Administered medical gasses and inhaled medications; provided tracheotomy and oral care.
  • Managed and maintained ventilators; provided expert tracheotomy care to patients.
  • Provide aerosol treatment to ventilator and tracheotomy patients with respiratory inefficiencies.
  • Provided training in Tracheotomy care and evaluated staff understanding and performance.
  • Provided patient and family education on tracheotomy and ventilator care.
  • Provide ventilator management and tracheotomy management for long term patients.
  • Assisted physician's in performing bedside tracheotomy procedures.
  • Acquired extensive focus and experience with tracheotomy patients.
  • Administered emergency and routine tracheotomy care to patients.
  • Performed sterile tracheotomy care procedures.
  • Cared for tracheotomy patients, working with speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nursing staff, and physicians.
  • Performed as training instructor to therapists, and nurses in the provision of care to tracheotomy or ventilator dependent patients.
  • Worked in ASHU, ICU, SINI, CICU, SCN, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit for Tracheotomy patients.
  • Assisted patients with tracheal care, tracheal suction also tracheotomy while charting all results using the McKesson system.
  • Worked PRN at a LTC facility with brain injury patients requiring tracheotomy, mechanical ventilation.

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48. 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 intensive care and monitoring for pediatric and neonates unit ventilators, administered nebulizer treatments.
  • Used mechanical ventilators, nebulizer treatments, and assorted respiratory therapy to maintain patient comfort.
  • 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 inhaler and nebulizer treatments to control and ease respiratory issues.
  • Administered nebulizer treatments and suggested changes to guarantee patients remained stable.
  • Explained and administered small volume nebulizer treatments to assigned patients.
  • Provided patients with aerosol nebulizer treatments on a scheduled basis.
  • 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.
  • Deliver nebulizer treatments at prescribed intervals.
  • Administer oxygen therapy, nebulizer treatments.
  • Performed nebulizer treatments on patients.
  • Administer inhaler and nebulizer treatments.
  • Set up and operate devices such as nebulizer treatments, cool aerosols and other therapeutic gas administration apparatus.
  • Obtain ABG/CBG/VBG on patients, give nebulizer treatments, make vent adjustments, and perform weaning procedures.

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49. 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.
  • Implemented asthma protocol for general 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.
  • Provided respiratory care for emergency room (ER), intensive care unit (ICU), and floor therapy.
  • 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.
  • Key Responsibilities: Providing emergency room, intensive care unit and floor therapy to patients requiring respiratory care.
  • Performed general floor therapy as assigned by charge therapist for a variety of patients with breathing difficulties.
  • Performed all aspects of adult respiratory care including floor therapy, adult ICU, and ER.
  • General Floor Therapy: medical, surgical, telemetry, pediatric, psychiatric and Level-One NICU.
  • 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.
  • Job responsibilities: Treat patients in the ER, ICU, and floor therapy.
  • Operated in critical care units, open heart unit, ER and floor therapy.
  • General floor therapy, arterial blood gas lab, and code blue response.
  • Worked in critical care, as well as floor therapy and emergency room.

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50. Asthma

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Here's how Asthma is used in Respiratory Therapist jobs:
  • Operated IPV machines * Experience with non-invasive ventilation o Provided education for families regarding respiratory home care equipment * Asthma Education
  • Participated in community health programs and fairs in addition to delivering asthma education to promote health awareness and adequate treatment.
  • Perform procedures such as asthma education, blood gas analysis, cardiopulmonary weaning, pulmonary compliance calculations and weaning parameters.
  • 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 students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for asthma education.
  • Administered asthma medication, inhalation treatments and bronchial hygiene
  • Provided in-home asthma and emphysema education to clients
  • Assigned clinical educator for pediatric asthma education.
  • Implemented Asthma education protocols and scoring parameters.
  • Developed and implemented Asthma Protocol.
  • Provided asthma education to patients.
  • Provided education to families and patients with asthma, cystic fibrosis, home therapies, tracheotomies, and long-term ventilation needs.
  • Co-sponsored in a two-week Asthma program, which taught youth better management of their Asthma with Exercise tolerance and Disease management.
  • Educate patient, family, and caregivers with different techniques such as breathing exercises, medication delivery, and asthma control.

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Online Courses For Respiratory Therapists

One of the best ways to acquire the skills needed to be a respiratory therapist is to take an online course. We've identified some online courses from Udemy and Coursera that will help you advance in your career. Since respiratory therapists benefit from having skills like respiratory care, bls, and rrt, we found courses that will help you improve these skills.

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Palliative Care Always

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Integrative Health and Medicine

If you want to help your patients or clients manage conditions or symptoms such as pain and anxiety, this specialization will provide the knowledge and skills needed. In these five courses, you will explore integrative therapies, including herbal medicine, guided imagery, aromatherapy, and mindfulness. For each therapy studied, you will gain skills to: Assess if a therapy is appropriate, Educate patients or clients about benefit and risk, Administer or advise on use, and Evaluate if the therapy...

Transitions in Care from Survivorship to Hospice

This course should be taken after the Symptom Management course and continues building your primary palliative care skills - communication, psychosocial support, goals of care and symptom management. You will explore transitions in care such as survivorship and hospice. You will learn how to create a survivorship care plan and how to best support a patient. The course also covers spiritual care and will teach you how to screen for spiritual distress. Finally, you will learn the requirements for...

Horse Care Management

Horse Care Management...

Patient Care Technician (Voucher Included)

Patient Care Technician (Voucher Included)...

Certificate in Music Therapy and Sound Healing

(8 contact hours) This course will prepare you with the ability to describe the goals, interventions, and therapeutic uses and benefits of music therapy and sound healing...

Medical Emergencies: Airway, Breathing, and Circulation

In this course, you will develop the knowledge and skills to assess and stabilize certain types of patients for transport. By the end of this course, you will be able to: 1) assess a basic medical patient 2) describe general pharmacologic principles and the skills associated with medication administration, 3) explain airway physiology, the assessment of the airway and available interventions for airway management, 4) identify, assess and formulate a plan to stabilize a patient with a respiratory...

Essentials of Palliative Care

This course starts you on your journey of integrating primary palliative care into your daily lives. You will learn what palliative care is, how to communicate with patients, show empathy, and practice difficult conversations. You will learn how to screen for distress and provide psychosocial support. You will learn about goals of care and advance care planning and how to improve your success with having these conversations with patients. Finally, you will explore important cultural consideratio...

Transgender Medicine for General Medical Providers

The course is a comprehensive set of didactic lectures surveying fundamentals of transgender medical and surgical treatment. The material is meant to provide the student with core knowledge that is essential for current primary care providers caring for transgender patients. There are 10 modules led by the expert clinical faculty from the pioneering Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, located within the Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New Yor...

Become a Physical Therapy Aide

Prepare for a rewarding career as a valued member of the physical therapy team...

Palliative Care Always Capstone Course

The Palliative Care Always Capstone course is designed to let you test your knowledge about palliative and help others understand the value of palliative care, while showing your creative side. In this course, you will impact community awareness about palliative care, promote self-care and wellness, show-off your communication skills in a virtual environment, and finish the course off by proving your thoughts on ways to offer psychosocial support to a patient and family...

Symptom Management in Palliative Care

This course should be taken after the Essentials of Palliative Care course and continues building your primary palliative care skills - communication, psychosocial support and goals of care. You will learn how to screen, assess, and manage both physical and psychological symptoms. You will explore common symptoms such as pain, nausea, fatigue, and distress and learn specific treatments. You will continue to follow Sarah and Tim's experience and learn cultural competencies critical for optimal sy...

Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management

Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management...

Trauma Emergencies and Care

Welcome to Trauma Emergencies and Care. In this course, you will learn about some of the mechanics and physics of trauma on the human body, and how this can cause injury. You will continue to expand your new vocabulary with medical terminology, and learn how to describe the different injuries you may see. You will also learn about the trauma system itself- and when it is important to transport patients to a trauma center. Then we will dive into specific injuries based on what part of the body ma...

Introduction to Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices

This introductory course provides a framework for incorporating integrative therapies into your work with clients or patients. By the end of the course, you will be able to assess if integrative therapies are good options in specific situations, as well as educate patients and colleagues about benefits and risks. You will be confident discussing the evidence base for integrative therapies in general, with an understanding of some of the challenges of research in this area, and able to identify r...

Health Care IT: Challenges and Opportunities

A strong argument can be made that the health care field is one of the most information-intensive sectors in the U.S. economy and avoidance of the rapid advances in information technology is no longer an option. Consequently, the study of health care information technology and systems has become central to health care delivery effectiveness. This course covers the modern application of information technology that is critical to supporting the vision and operational knowledge of the health care l...

20 Most Common Skill For A Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care14.8%
Acute Care7.7%
Patient Care7%
Life Support5.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Respiratory Therapist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care
Acute Care
Acute Care
Patient Care
Patient Care
Life Support
Life Support
Pulmonary Function
Pulmonary Function
Mechanical Ventilation
Mechanical Ventilation
Medical Equipment
Medical Equipment
Oxygen Therapy
Oxygen Therapy
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
Adverse Reactions
Adverse Reactions
Airway Management
Airway Management
Pulse Oximetry
Pulse Oximetry
Physician Orders
Physician Orders
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Aerosol Therapy
Aerosol Therapy
Proper USE
Proper USE
Blood Gases
Blood Gases
Ensure Equipment
Ensure Equipment
Trach Care
Trach Care
Health Care
Health Care
Nitric Oxide
Nitric Oxide
Respiratory Treatments
Respiratory Treatments
Environmental Control Systems
Environmental Control Systems
Nebulizer Treatments
Nebulizer Treatments
Floor Therapy
Floor Therapy

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