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In 1774 Joseph Priestly discovered __
______ ?
Oxygen
Dr's in Chicago developed the _____ ______ _____ in 19__ .
Inhalation Therapy Association in 1947
Define MSRC
  • Michigan Society for Respiratory Care
  • Provides education, advocacy and resources to promote respiratory health
Define AARC
  • American Association for Respiratory Care
Define NBRC
  • National Board for Respiratory Care Testing
  • Voluntary health certifying board evaluates professional competence of respiratory therapists
 
Define COARC
  • Commision on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
  • Perform site visits to ensure national and facility guidelines whichever are more stringent
 
Define OJT

  • On Job Trainee

  • Hospital Trained only

Define CRT

  • Certified Respiratory Therapist


 
Define RRT

  • Registered Respiratory Therapists

  • Two years of clinical training

Define AEC
Certified Asthma Educator
Define NPS
Neonatal Pediatic Specialist
Define Credentialing
  • Graduated from approved RC program
  • Passed NBRC exam
Define Licensure
  • Passed NBRC exam
  • Paid license fee in state
  • Michigan began licensing in 2004
HIPPA
Health Insurance Portability and Protection Act
JCAHO
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Mission of JCAHO
To continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.
R.A.C.E.
  • Rescue the patient
  • Activate the alarm
  • Contain the fire-close doors and seal hallways
  • Extinguish small fires
P.A.S.S.
  • Pull the pin
  • Aim the nozzle
  • Squeeze the trigger
  • Sweep at the base of the fire
Job description should include:
  • Position and title
  • Hierarchy of command
  • Work to be performed
  • Start time
  • Length of shift
TDP
Therapist Driven Protocol
NPC
Non productive cough
PRN
As needed
BID
Two times a day during dayshift
TID
Three imes a day during dayshift
Q2*
Every two hours
Q4*
Every four hours
Q8* + PRN
Every eight hours and as needed
Q8*PRN
May have every eight hours IF needed
HS
Hour of sleep
NPO
Nothing by mouth
BBS
Bilateral breath sounds
NS
Normal saline solution
a
Before
p
After
c
With
s
Without
Patient Bill of Rights
  • The patient has the right to considerate and respectful care
  • The patient has the right to have an advance directive concerning treatment or designating a surrogate decision maker with the
    expectation that the hospital will honor the intent of that directive to the
    extent permitted by law and hospital policy.

AARC Governing Body
American Thoracic Society
American Medical Association
American Society of Anesthesiologist
American College of Chest Physicians
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