Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: c | Slide: 10
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Professionals The People in Health Care
Lecture:Physician assistants, Pharmacists, Therapists, Technicians, Paramedics, Dental Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, Care Coordinators Non-clinical IT/Informatics Roles for Clinicians Effects of Changing Care Models on Clinicians
Slide content:Respiratory Therapy Continued Licensure Required in most states Successful completion of the CRT exam required Roles Respiratory assessment Patient education Respiratory treatments and medication Oxygen administration and ventilator support 10
Slide notes:Licensure is required in most states, many of which require completion of the CRT exam. The roles of respiratory therapists depend on the type of facility and areas of focus. Basic respiratory assessment, administration of oxygen, and nebulized [ neb - yuh - lahyzd ] medication and patient education occur in ambulatory and inpatient settings. Ventilator support can occur in specialized units, such as a neonatal intensive care unit. There is also growing interest in home mechanical ventilation that often requires respiratory therapy support. 10