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>Just curious how many folks have a respiratory therapist
>working solely within the ED? What hours?seasonal??
>Do they have other tasks ie blood draws etc??
>Has anyone studied their effect on outcomes on asthma care?
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We have RT coverage on most shifts. They do aerosol treatments, draw blood
gases, respiratory screens for direct admits, airway management in arrests
and trauma. When not busy with primary responsibilities they assist as
techs. When very busy nursing staff helps with treatments. I am not aware
of any controlled studies of their affect on care but I think they are
invaluable. Whether or not they are cost effective will depend on your
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