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Respiratory therapist

Respiratory therapist: Introduction

Respiratory therapy involves the evaluation, care and treatment of patients for breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. A respiratory therapist works under the direction of a physician and assumes all responsibility for the patient.s respiratory care, treatments, and diagnostic procedures. Respiratory therapists evaluate and treat a full range of patient types including premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed,

Respiratory therapist

Respiratory therapist: A health professional who assesses and treats patients with breathing problems.

Diseases or Medical Conditions Diagnosed or Treated by Respiratory therapist:

The following list of diseases or medical conditions are some (but not all) of the medical issues that may be treated by Respiratory therapist (medical specialist) or where a Respiratory therapist may be involved:

Medical Tests Performed or Analyzed by Respiratory therapist

The following list of medical tests or medical diagnostic procedures are some (but not all) that may be performed, prescribed or diagnosed by Respiratory therapist, ordered by Respiratory therapist, or where a Respiratory therapist may be involved in such tests:

  • Measurement of ventilatory volumes
  • Pressure test
  • Flow test
  • Analysis of blood gases
  • Analysis of respiratory gases
  • Arterial puncture
  • A-line blood draw
  • Blood analysis
  • Capnography
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Peak flow
  • Peak expiratory flow rate
  • Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Calculate alveolar-arterial oxygen concentration gradient
  • Assess ventilation-perfusion ratio
  • Assess pulmonary angiography
  • Fibreoptic bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Patient assessment
  • Spontaneous parameters
  • Bedside baseline pulmonary function testing
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Metabolic status analysis
  • Lung volume study
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Assess chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT)
  • Analyze pulmonary aspiration results
  • Analyze lung biopsy results

Medical treatments of Respiratory therapist

The following list of medical treatments or medical procedures are some (but not all) of the treatment activities that may be performed by Respiratory therapist, ordered by Respiratory therapist, or where a Respiratory therapist may be involved in such treatments:

 

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