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Friday, April 9, 2010

The wisdom of the RT

When I started working as an RT I had a coworker named Dave who complained all the time. He kept saying stuff about Ventolin being over prescribed. He'd say things like, "60% of what we do is senseless."

As a new RT, my thinking was, "Why does he have to complain so much. There's no way all these doctors could be wrong and Dave be right."

Well, lo and behold, the wisdom or bronchodilator abuse caught up with me soon thereafter, or the silliness of Albuterol abuse, and I realized that what I never expected was actually the truth: that one RT was in the right, that bronchodilators are abused more often than any other med in the hospital, aside from perhaps Tylenol.

1 comment:

Genevieve said...

I was wondering if you could tell me what this is? I have been having a popping sound in my right middle lobe of my lung for over a month now. It is right underneath the breast. It happens when I breathe in,it almost sounds like something pops open and then closes? I have had alot of inflammation in this lung since January and I'm 5 months pregnant as well.

I had a nodule in that lung in 09 but not sure if this could be due to that or not? I would really appreciate your expertise in the area. Thanks.