Position : Respiratory Therapist
Following specified parameters of treatment.
Providing emergency care, such as external cardiac massage, artificial respiration, or assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Inspecting, testing, cleaning, and maintaining respiratory therapy equipment to ensure it is functioning safely and efficiently.
Maintaining charts that contain patient identification and therapy information.
Measuring arterial blood gases, reading prescriptions, lung capacity, and reviewing other information to assess patient condition.
Relaying blood analysis results to a physician.
Making emergency visits to resolve equipment problems when necessary.
Ordering equipment repairs when necessary.
Explaining health care treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation.
Checking pulmonary function in patients.