A registered respiratory therapist provides assistance to hospital patients who have difficulty in breathing. Respiratory therapy professionals frequently collaborate with specialists in lung medicine, cardiology, and anesthesiology. The aim of respiratory therapy is to improve breathing mechanics once the airway is blocked, or lung function is jeopardized. RTs used facilities and apparatuses to help the patient. They are able to suggest certain medicines that the patient needs to ease their breathing problem. Equipment and approaches in respiratory system therapy include ventilators, non-invasive ventilation, including biphasic positive airway pressure, continuous positive airway pressure and nebulizer remedies.
In addition to breathing assistance following surgery, conditions that patients may need respiratory therapy include, bronchitis, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), bronchial asthma and emphysema. Part of the goal of the respiratory therapist is to be able to offer education about breathing techniques, the proper use of a nebulizer and inhaler as well as tobacco cessation counseling. They are able to help patients who want to quit smoking by suggesting remedies, certain medicines and some techniques that will reduce the craving for smoking.
Patients in the hospital are endorsed to a respiratory therapist by their surgeon, physician, or nurse. However, for those who have a pre-existing condition that affects breathing or want to discuss smoking termination throughout the stay at the hospital, let an RT know. You can discuss certain topics that involve your breathing and your respiratory system. He can give you tips and advice on how you can deal with it and what types of medicine you can use that won’t give too much side effects. Our respiratory system is an essential part of our system. Breathing affects our daily life and routine, that is why an RT will help ease any burden you have with your breathing.