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respiratory therapy

n.
The treatment or management of acute and chronic breathing disorders, as through the use of respirators or medication in aerosol form.

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Results: Of the 153 participants, 45(29.4%) were doctors, 91(59.4%) were nurses and 17(11.1%) were respiratory therapists. The overall mean age was 31+-8.14 years.
Beyond the basics included here are oral hygiene, oral suctioning, endotracheal tube cuff pressure, artificial humidification, the difference in practice between registered nurses and respiratory therapists, using the beach chair position and early mobilization, and the VAP bundle.
Although it is most relevant to respiratory therapists, the basic principles of these are still relevant to cardiopulmonary physiotherapists such as the lung function test standards in a spontaneously breathing person versus a mechanically ventilated person.
In the practice of respiratory therapy care, for instance, most if not all respiratory therapists should advocate for use of an EB(M) approach to their practice.
Most respiratory therapist jobs are in hospitals, but they may also be found in doctors' offices, nursing care facilities or in companies that supply respiratory equipment.
The one suspected case involved a respiratory therapist who assisted with the NPPV and frequently manipulated the patient's oxygen mask.
As the respiratory therapist began the treatment, this very strong wiry child arched up on her back and kicked her mother squarely in the sternum.
Receptionists at eight allergy pediatric, and respiratory therapist practices were asked to identify four new asthma patients upon their arrival to the office.
At our facility, the IDT consists of a physical/occupational (PT/OT) therapist, nurse, social worker, dietitian, activity coordinator, speech therapist, and respiratory therapist. Once the IDT was thoroughly educated, the format and timing of the daily meeting was changed to facilitate attendance and designate a portion of the meeting to updating the MDS form.
On June 24, 1997, at approximately 7:05 a.m., respiratory therapist Sandra Radford began to administer a treatment to the patient at the home.
A respiratory therapist may ask the patient to breathe deeply, cough, or blow into a simple device that measures lung capacity.
The killings started in 1989 at the Glendale Adventist Medical Centre, where Saldivar worked as a respiratory therapist.

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