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Respiratory Therapists in CCTC
Most patients in CCTC require some support for their breathing. This includes oxygen therapy, non-invasive breathing support (called BiPAP) and mechanical ventilation. Respiratory Therapists assess the patients breathing status, setup and maintain the mechanical and collaborate with the CCTC regarding respiratory care need.
Respiratory Therapists in CCTC work 12 hour shifts and provide 24 hour per day coverage. Each RRT is responsible for monitoring ventilation issues for a set of assigned patients. The RRTs work closely with the nurse at the bedside to ensure ventilation needs are met.
Last Reviewed: October 23, 2014