Respiratory Therapy Technicians
- Use ventilators or various oxygen devices or aerosol and breathing treatments in the provision of respiratory therapy.
- Work with patients in areas such as the emergency rooms, neonatal or pediatric intensive care, or surgical intensive care, treating conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, or pneumonia.
- Read and evaluate physicians' orders and patients' chart information to determine patients' condition and treatment protocols.
- Keep records of patients' therapy, completing all necessary forms.
- Set equipment controls to regulate the flow of oxygen, gases, mists, or aerosols.
- Provide respiratory care involving the application of well-defined therapeutic techniques under the supervision of a respiratory therapist and a physician.
- Assess patients' response to treatments and modify treatments according to protocol if necessary.
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Projections Quick View:
Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Highest ($50,000 and up)