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Respiratory Care Technician

<h2><span style="font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 16px;"><em><strong>Paramedical in Respiratory Care Technician</strong></em></span></h2> <span style="font-weight: 400;">




<span style="font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">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. Respiratory Care Technician 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.</span></span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">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:</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">1.Performance of diagnostics to evaluate the nature of patient's breathing problem.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">2.Testing the patient’s lung capacity.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">3.Testing patients for asthma, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, and or bronchitis.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">4.Explaining treatment to patient if treatment is needed.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">5.Cleaning and sterilizing respiratory therapy instruments, equipments, and devices.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">6.Maintaining and calibrating respiratory therapy instruments, equipments, and devices.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">7.Monitoring and evaluating patient’s response to treatment.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">8.Updating and keeping patient’s medical record.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">9.Etc.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">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.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">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.</span> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> <td><span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">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</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> <td><span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">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</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <span style="font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;"><b>Nature of Job:</b></span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">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.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;"><b>Syllabus:</b></span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">a. Respiratory Care Practice.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">b.Introduction to Respiratory Care.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">c.Pediatrics.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">d.Human Anatomy.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">e.Introduction to Ventilation.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">f.Human Physiology.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">g.Respiratory Care Treatment.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">h.Allied Health Mathematics.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">i.Etc.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;"><b>Eligibility &amp; Admission:</b></span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">10th Passed.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;"><b>Higher Studies:</b></span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">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.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;"><b>Job prospects:</b></span> <span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;">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.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;"><b>Employers:</b></span> <span style="font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hospital</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Healthcare</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Emergency Medical Services.</span></span>

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