The following case study is of a 37-year old Hispanic male weighing 145 lbs and 70 inches tall found unconscious by his girlfriend. According to her he was unconscious for about 15 hours and she was concerned because he would not wake or respond and was breathing shallow and slow. She then called 9-1-1. The patient entered the ER by emergency vehicle and on my initial assessment Pt had an altered mental status, was very unresponsive showing symptoms of a possible drug overdose. The girlfriend told the physician the Pt had taken 75 mg of methadone and an unknown amount of Xanex and other amounts of Benzodiazepines. On assessment, the doctor noticed his altered mental status and unconscious status. He had a gag
I didn’t know what to expect with my observation with the respiratory therapist. All what I knew about them was they floated around and gave patients aerosol breathing treatments. I learned that a respiratory therapist does a lot more than that. They have access to the Pixis, and are able to give patients any type of respiratory medication. They teach patients how to correctly use inhalers. They educate their patients on way they have to do breathing treatments, or why they have to take certain respiratory medications. They also do an examination to find out what type of breathing treatment or oxygen device is needed to help a patient get the oxygen they need, or help with expanding their lungs, etc
Respiratory Therapist is a healthcare worker who treats people with breathing problems.Those patients can be premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed and adults and children who have lung diseases such as asthma.This job requires you to have a certification by National board for Respiratory,they also require an associate's degree and some have bachelor's degree.There are approximately 105900 people employed as a Respiratory Therapists.They earn up to 58,670 per year and get paid at least 28.21 per hour.
In recent years respiratory therapy has gained a vast amount of recognition. According to "The Bureau of Labor Statistics", the employment of respiratory therapists is projected to grow nineteen percent over the next seven years. Along with increasing advancements in technology and medical research, there is also an ever increasing demand for respiratory therapists worldwide. Breathing is something that every individual must do, however, there are sometimes altercations in doing so, and this is where respiratory therapy comes into effect. In order to learn more about this topic, I enrolled into a Writing and Research course at my college. Upon taking this course, I had the pleasure of shadowing a couple of respiratory therapists at
Forty-nine states require licensing.In order to take the entry-level examination for certification, which is required by the National Board for Respiratory Care, respiratory students must get at least an associate's degree and a certificate of completion. Respiratory therapists are licensed in all states except Alaska; requirements vary in different states. Many colleges and universities, vocational–technical institutes, and the Armed Forces offer education and training programs. Most programs will award RT’s with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.All programs have clinical classes that allow therapists to earn credit and gain supervised experience treating patients. According to the American Association for Respiratory Care, there are 381 associate programs throughout the country, 57 bachelor’s degree programs and three master’s programs(home) (business) (explore).
Mr. Joseph is a 56-year-old has 30 smoking pack years. He was diagnosed 10 years ago with asthma/chronic bronchitis, arthritis of the knees, and congestive heart failure (CHF). Mr. Joseph weighs 350 pounds with a height of 6 feet, making his body mass index (BMI) of 47.5, much more than the recommended 25, and in fact his BMI places him in the morbid obesity classification. He takes medicines for his pulmonary conditions, along with a diuretic.
When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a dentist just like my mom. If you ask me what I would want to be now, I would probably tell you a respiratory therapist. I would want to go into any medical field because I love helping others and seeing others progress in their illness and watching them grow as people. I also would want a job that allows me to have contact with people everyday. In this paper, I will be discussing what a respiratory therapist does on an everyday basis, the salary and job demand, and the classes a respiratory therapist has to take.
The topic you chose is extremely relevant to modern health care and should be taught more to military providers because I believe we are the worst offenders. At one point in my career, I personally witnessed a fellow IDC give treatments for STD upon request and no examination or verbal history. One of your sources covers the use of antibiotics for upper respiratory issues. I believe this article choice and the citation from it make your thesis clear and make the point to the reader. I think you did a fantastic job not only summarizing the articles but also combining with the flow of your paper to validate your point.
The American Association for Respiratory Care is a non-profit organization which provides numerous resources for registered respiratory therapists all over the United States. Membership through the AARC renders an abundance of incentives such as professional development, respiratory care education, social networking opportunities, continuing education programs and much more. The American Association for Respiratory Care truly believes in the cause of respiratory therapy and in the rights of their patients to receive competent respiratory care. Their advocacy team works with local, state and federal governments concerning public policies that affect their patients as well as their profession.
"I fell in love with the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.", "I fell in love with the way you touched without using your hands."; these were just some of the quotes that I read, and connected when I thought about him. I didn't want to admit it, I waved it all off as a crush, puppy love, and it's just teenage hormones. The reality was I was falling for him with every passing moment. This feeling is so peculiar; it stretches throughout my whole body. It's inundating, yet makes me feel complete. It feels as though I'm in a dangerous fire, yet I'm completely safe at the same time. It feels as though someone's given me tranquility. It feels as though my heart is dancing around my chest; and a hole, I never knew was there, has been filled. I feel so light like I'm on top of the world yet my heart is constricting and it feels as if there's no oxygen in my lungs. When we made eye contact in the halls it seemed as if everyone else stopped and for a few moments in time it was just us. If only that were true.
Cats, being mammals, have virtually the same respiratory systems as us humans. Although, because cats don’t have the ability to sweat through their skin they must regulate their temperature through their respiratory system.
Consisting of respiratory circulation, upper and lower airways, and the chest wall the pulmonary system interchanges oxygen and carbon dioxide between our blood and the environment we live in. The pulmonary system works by moving air into and out of the lungs by ventilation, then diffuses the gases between pleural spaces in the lungs and bloodstream. The act of ventilation is involuntary, being controlled by the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system of the autonomic nervous system. The ANS interprets impulses from the peripheral and central chemoreceptors and the lungs receptors and transmits impulses to the respiratory muscles to either contract or relax. Lastly, in conjunction with the cardiovascular system, blood is moved into and out of the capillary beds of the lungs and into the rest of the body?s tissues and organs by perfusion. Oxygen is transported with the blood by binding to the hemoglobin, without hemoglobin oxygen is unable to arrive to the cells. Interactions between receptors and impulses related to trauma, metabolic ailment, infection or disease will reduce the functions of the pulmonary system causing respiratory distress.
Mrs. Levochenko, 50yo female, with no known drug allergies, admitted 2 days ago following fall from a horse, fractured to right tibia and fibula, internally surgically fixed. Most recent vitals suggest Mrs. Levochenko is currently tachypnea, respiratory rate of 26, (breaths per minute) Visible difficulty breathing leans forward and clutches at abdomen. Mrs. Levochenko is tachycardic, 110bpm (beats per minute) and hypoxic with an oxygen saturation of 92% on room air. Mrs. Levochenko has a distended abdomen and has decreased her oral intake post operatively.
The revitalization of respiratory disorder particularly in the field of tuberculosis opposes health norm makers with difficult legal and ethical problems about the appropriate utilization of potential and assets to defend public health. This article depict that improvements of enlarge violations which including directly observed therapy, detainment of resistant patients, forcefully inject medicaments. This all prospects believe that to reduce risk factor of tuberculosis transmission to one person to another and prevention form spreading TB and fully treated respected community. In the treatment of TB legal and ethical norms or treatment protocols required to control misbehave with patients and their rights. These results major target consideration of control of government influences and liability. Furthermore, it was elegant equity of public health demand and civilian rights. When we focused on the medical treatment of TB which is variety of Antibiotic first line and second line therapy utilize. In many countries, people aware about the sign and symptoms of tuberculosis. Now a day’s tobacco smoking is main reason to develop respiratory disorder. Government endorses variety of program of awareness about poisonous substances which cause respiratory disease and how to prevent from these communicable diseases.
I often get asked the question of what is a Respiratory Therapist. In short, we are trained professionals who provide therapeutic modalities to patients suffering from pulmonary diseases. Seven years ago, I made a decision to pursue a career in Respiratory Therapy. I was attending college at the University of Louisiana in Monroe (ULM), but had no knowledge of what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It seemed all of my friends and fellow peers had their minds made up except for me. I chose to move back closer to home where I participated in a job shadowing activity. This enabled me to view many different options in the healthcare industry. To my surprise, I found myself to be most interested in the respiratory profession. I did a little research and found a Respiratory Degree Program at Louisiana State University in Eunice (LSUE). To be eligible for certification, a student must graduate with an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited program. LSUE was an accredited program through Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). This junior college offered a three-year program to obtain an Associate of Science in Respiratory Care. After finishing and achieving my diploma, I moved on to passing my state boards through the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). This test involved two parts. Passing the first half granted one the title of Certified Respiratory Therapist. If the student scores high enough on this exam, they become eligible for the