Respiratory Therapist [RT] performs respiratory care modalities that include oxygen therapy, breathing treatments, humidity-aerosol therapy, pulmonary drainage procedures and cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR]. Respiratory Therapist may be required to exercise considerable independent clinical judgment, under the supervision of a physician, in the treatment of patients with respiratory dysfunction.
- Procedures provided by RT include evaluating degree of airflow limitation using Spirometry, Pulse Oximetry, Inhalers, Nebulizer, Oxygen therapy
- Education on Risk Reduction Strategies including dust, pets, pollutants, insects, environment safety, vaccination, nutrition and infection
- Evaluate Psycho-Economic Status
- Teaching patient Self-Management and Medical Equipment Management
- Smoking Secession
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation