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Respiratory Care Technician

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Assists medical officers in treating patients using controlled breathing apparatus that employ medical gases. Performs medical gas therapy, nebulization therapy, mechanical ventilation, and pulmonary function testing. Maintains and is knowledgeable of all safety precautions related to gas storage and handling. Performs minor repair and preventive maintenance on tracheotomy and endotracheal apparatus, ventilator, rubber goods, and electronic monitoring and resuscitation equipment.

Their job is to evaluate, treat, and take care of patients that are having difficulty breathing. A typical work day for this technician will include some or all of the following:

1.Performance of diagnostics to evaluate the nature of patient’s breathing problem.

2.Testing the patient’s lung capacity.

3.Testing patients for asthma, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, and or bronchitis.

4.Explaining treatment to patient if treatment is needed.

5.Cleaning and sterilizing respiratory therapy instruments, equipments, and devices.

6.Maintaining and calibrating respiratory therapy instruments, equipments, and devices.

7.Monitoring and evaluating patient’s response to treatment.

8.Updating and keeping patient’s medical record.

9.Etc.

The respiratory therapy technician must work under the supervision of the doctor or respiratory therapist. Unlike the therapist, he or she can not develop or modify patient care plans.

A respiratory care technician works with people of all ages. This can be from a premature infant whose lung capacity is not fully developed to the elderly whose lung functions are diminished because of disease. They also work with patients who need temporary help to breathe to patients who are critically ill and on life support.

Persuasion, Social Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Management of Personnel Resources, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Operation and Control, Quality Control Analysis, Management of Material Resources, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Equipment Selection, Time Management, Troubleshooting, Mathematics, Equipment Maintenance, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Operation Monitoring, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science
Persuasion, Social Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Management of Personnel Resources, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Operation and Control, Quality Control Analysis, Management of Material Resources, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Equipment Selection, Time Management, Troubleshooting, Mathematics, Equipment Maintenance, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Operation Monitoring, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

Nature of Job:

Under the direction of respiratory therapists and physicians, provide specific respiratory care procedures. Set ventilators and various oxygen device equipment controls to regulate the flow of oxygen, gases, mists or aerosols. Explain treatment procedures to patients. Monitor patients during treatment and report any unusual reactions to the respiratory therapist. Keep records of patients’ therapy, completing all necessary forms.

Syllabus:

a. Respiratory Care Practice.

b.Introduction to Respiratory Care.

c.Pediatrics.

d.Human Anatomy.

e.Introduction to Ventilation.

f.Human Physiology.

g.Respiratory Care Treatment.

h.Allied Health Mathematics.

i.Etc.

Eligibility & Admission:

10th Passed.

Higher Studies:

Most respiratory therapy technicians advance by returning to school to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher. This enables them to re-enter the field as a respiratory therapist.

Job prospects:

Respiratory therapist technicians work in medical offices, hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities as well as in patients’ homes to deliver intermittent positive pressure breathing, incentive spirometer, and ultrasonic nebulizer treatments. They also teach patients, family members and other caregivers to properly use the equipment.

Employers:

Hospital, Healthcare,Emergency Medical Services.