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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 am very afraid of my therapist's attitude towards me. Whenever I am in sessions with my Farce Mother in therapy, my therapist would take my Farce Mother's side pertaining to the...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 21

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    GRAPHIC PIC! I seek therapy because of someone else's lies, meanwhile the therapist winds up taking this liar's side. Her lie has destroyed my whole life... I wrote about her in...
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    Here goes.... 1. I have panic attacks when/if I attend church. The repetition of the song lyrics the choirs sing triggers it. 2. I'm seriously sick minded/humoured. 3. I've had...
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F Feb 21

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    My roommates are trying to stage some sort of stupid intervention with me. They stole a bunch of my razor blades and they want me to see a therapist and they're threatening to have...
    ThatBitch15 ThatBitch15 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I'm 14 almost 15 and have been on Lexapro for a little over a year. Honestly, getting on these antidepressants saved my life. I mean I still had/do so a therapist button emotions...
    jess965 jess965 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    My mother has never really been a mother. She had me when she was 17 and i was pretty much raised by my grandparents. We act like friends most of the time and joke around. It's fun...
    littlebird88 littlebird88 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Today, Friday February 6th 2015, marked the first day I've cried since high school. I was seeing my therapist and she just hit the right spot, I guess. The session went fine, but...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 6

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    My dad is more than likely a psychopath. He takes delight in physically, verbally, and emotionally abusing others. He especially liked hurting his kids. He loved to beat us...
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    I should begin by saying I do see the therapist. Almost weekly. However, I feel like lately I"m going backwards. My mentally and ability to stay positive is getting harder and...
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    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    SweetHeresy SweetHeresy 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    Since I'm new here, I won't go into a lot of details. To be honest, I remember very little of my life before I was adopted at age 6. Before that is mostly blank. What I do...
    WilliamBennett WilliamBennett 61-65, M 4 Responses Feb 15

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    I have been struggling since I was 12 years old and I am 18. I have went to so many doctors and they all tell my its just anxiety. I know I have anxiety but it's not that. I know...
    Rozie996 Rozie996 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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