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I Am a Respiratory Therapist

this is for all of us in the crazy world of RT...I know you're out there! 28 People

    Respiratory Therapy- Find Support Through Sharing Stories

    Going into my 4th year in acute care- Resp. therapist. Looking for online support group about issues we face caring for critically ill patients.
    RTZOE2012 RTZOE2012 46-50 Apr 2, 2012

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    I Have Been An Rt For 11 Years Now.

    I always enjoyed the experience of being placed in a suitation were i need to intubate a patient and i do with one shot, and the RN informs the Pulmonologist and the MD's reply is " Go with whatever the RT's Vent Settings are".
    Jbunya2000 Jbunya2000 31-35, M 1 Response May 7, 2010

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    Rt Staff To Patient Ratio

    I am a respiratory therapist on a committee c other RT,s. We are working on a staffing grid that considers both financial and patient satisfaction. Our hospital covers an area about one block long by a half block wide c about 400 beds. Please let me know what has or has not...
    giuliana giuliana 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2010

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    I've Been a Rt

    for 22 years.  I'm ready for a change, a new career. I wish I knew what I wanted to be when I grow up!
    JojoWazoo JojoWazoo 46-50, F Feb 14, 2009

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    Albetterol

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Albetterol! I've been a RT for 2 years, but if you count the fact that I grew up with a RT as a mother I guess you could say I've been in it for over 30 yrs Anyway, RT is my second career.  I started out in mental health...there's really...
    Rachx2 Rachx2 31-35, F 2 Responses May 20, 2007

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    Wee

    I was in clinicals for Respiratory Therapy they decided i was gifted with children! Continually placed with babies and varing degrees of illness, abuse etc. and a new mom myself, very young and realizing how fortunate i was to have had a healthy baby. I came across this little...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F Jan 16, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Well let me start from the very beginning. So this is going to be long. I was barely fifteen when I was sexually assaulted by one of my neighbors and his friend (this can be...
    AttachmentIssues AttachmentIssues 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Hi guys, I have never received a massage from a male therapist before and would really love the chance to experience one. Are any of you lovely guys professional therapists with...
    rachhappyville rachhappyville 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    I don't see a massage therapist. But I do have physical therapy that I need to go to 3 times a week. I have 5 physical therapists, and 2 of them are men. And the men actually do a...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    The guy helped me a lot, but he is so uptight regarding time that I get over stressed 1 or 2 hours before going there. Many Doctors ran behind or late, so far none had complained...
    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M Apr 12

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    I've been a massage therapist for four years now, I love helping people get over aches and pains.
    stepharem stepharem 26-30, M 19 hrs ago

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    Many. They are mostly pig egos. They want easy cases. They feel entitled. They survived college. And want a nice life for surviving. Phoenix university had free...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 11

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    okay so recently started playing netball for a new team. it was going well and I was offered to trial for the rep netball team. I played a professional game with them and I missed...
    gracestc gracestc 13-15, F Apr 14

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    I'm 17 years old and I've dropped out of high school to pursue my GED. I was going to be attending one of the four universities I was accepted into, but then decided to attend a...
    hippiesugar hippiesugar 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Ok i think right now I do. My legs are in pain. :( And no not because of exercise, but rather because of standing up at work all day. Any takers? šŸ˜­šŸ˜­
    TasStn TasStn 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    ā€œI was saddened to learn that my neighbor, who is a respiratory therapist, expired last week.ā€
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Hello fellow EP members.I go by fruitypunch15.I would like to share a personal experience with you.I have been going threw some personal issues.As of last week both my parents...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 10 hrs ago

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    My mom and dad visited us this weekend. Both have started smoking again, despite each having recent health scares with related heart and respiratory problems. So disappointing.
    jeffngeorgia jeffngeorgia 46-50, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My mom and dad visited us this weekend. Both have started smoking again, despite each having recent health scares with related heart and respiratory problems. So disappointing.
    jeffngeorgia jeffngeorgia 46-50, M 7 hrs ago

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    I'm so tired of dealing with my pathetic x husband and how the lack of care and concern he has for them. My son was diagnosed with scoliosis and kyphosis in Friday. We need a...
    smile4today smile4today 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    A good daily multivitamin is a great way to ensure you get needed nutrients. Keep reading for you!Vitamins are essential for getting good results from your exercise plan. This will...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was diagnosed with BDD and depression in 2010. I had been seeing a therapist weekly throughout 2009 without any improvement. I tried several different anti-depressants and...
    Chinook11 Chinook11 36-40, F Apr 15

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    As a kid, I cried a lot because I got my feelings hurt very easily. I still cry easily as an adult but I have a lot of insight into my problem. Some things that help ME are 1...
    Sweetiel3elle Sweetiel3elle 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    I my wife and I went to her therapist and she told her she must leave me. She said because I was suicidal I was possibly violent. I am getting rid of my and her therapist because...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Hello my fellow EP members.I would like to share a personal experience that recently happen to me.I recently have been going threw some personal issues with my Family.I have been...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 2 days ago

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    Kiwi Super Healing Food. Why Kiwifruit Is a Super-Healing Food This tiny, nutrient-dense fruit packs an amazing amount of vitamin C (double the amount found in oranges), has more...
    JosephSpartanCrimson JosephSpartanCrimson 26-30, M Apr 2

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    Dandelion Super Healing Food Why Dandelion Is a Super-Healing Food The same pesky weed known for ruining lawns has a long history of being used as a healing herb in cultures...
    JosephSpartanCrimson JosephSpartanCrimson 26-30, M Apr 3

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    I Made A List Of Things I Hate About Myself: -colossal sized nose -respiratory system (nosebleeds alot, constantly running, cant breathe on my side in bed and no i dont smoke and...
    idiotoftheyear37 idiotoftheyear37 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Eating healthy today is very important and knowing what you put in your body.Vitamins can help you get more from your exercise plan. This will allow your muscles to recover more...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    yea... its that time again. 3 am is bedtime for me. i have a respiratory infection so its not like ill sleep much anyway. wish me luck that i dont drown it that nasty green yellow...
    Matthew224 Matthew224 16-17, M Apr 10

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    In this house, everyone is guilty of something. Here, everybody is lugubrious. We have enough to be happy but we use what we have to create an even greater amount of sadness. We...
    jjjjjjaaaaaahhhhfgfgfgffgf jjjjjjaaaaaahhhhfgfgfgffgf 13-15, F Apr 11

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    My therapist encouraged me to file for bankruptcy at 23 years old. Meanwhile, I felt deeply that he had a thing for Indian women... Every time my fake Mother joined in for my...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 12

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    Whether you want to believe it or not, there is a significant percentage of overweight pets out there. Obesity is usually a problem that affects dogs more often than cats, but it...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M Apr 15

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    I took my son again to Barnes and Noble this weekend as part of our father-son time. I got him a book about the human body and another related to Rescue Bots. Lately, he's been...
    MetalRooster MetalRooster 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I care for my grandma, by taking her outside, helping her eat, entertaining her, etc. Now that my aunt is leaving, I have to cook, take her to the bathroom more often, etc...
    chairsmissing chairsmissing 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    This is such a long story and I may spend many more posts filling gaps, but it goes kinda like this... 15 years ago I met the love of my life. Bad times, great times and even...
    Jerkules Jerkules 36-40 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    You know what people you have no reason to say that I have brain cancer respiratory cancer rumors all over my body had to quit everything can't see out of my right eye I'm in a...
    photographyismylife photographyismylife 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hey people hey quitters listen DON'T!! I'll tell u why I'm only 12 and have brain and respiratory cancer only have 1 leg that I can't feel can't see out of my right eye and lost my...
    photographyismylife photographyismylife 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Do you know what your body and its needs? Many people are not properly educated about a proper diet and vitamin supplements. Your body needs many minerals and nutrients everyday...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Feel like Iā€™m going to share my first time getting admitted to a psychiatric hospital. This all started about three weeks ago when two close friends of mine passed away, and...
    Tmacster1 Tmacster1 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Read on for inspiration that will help you get more from your life.Vitamins are essential for getting good results from exercise. This will help you with the essential nutrients...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My therapist doesn't understand how I can go through every day without people noticing my symptoms but the truth is I have huge issues with dissociation I don't talk to her about...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31