|Respiratory Therapy Technician
- Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Management of Material Resources: Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
- Troubleshooting: Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Collect and analyze arterial blood gas samples.
- Set equipment controls to regulate the flow of oxygen, gases, mists, or aerosols.
- Teach patients how to use respiratory equipment at home.
- Management of Financial Resources: Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
- Repairing: Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
- Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
- Relay blood analysis results to a physician.
- Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages, compatible with physicians' orders.
- Provide emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.