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Friday, September 10, 2010


You know how I always say 80% of the breathing treatments ordered in hospitals are not indicated. Well, there is one other reason why so many useless breathing treatments are ordered, which might actually have something to do with the respect for us RTs.

The real reason for most breathing treatments that appear to be "unindicated" is so we RTs can assess the patient. The doctor knows we are the "experts" at assessing respiratory status, and want us in the room every 4 hours to make sure things are going well.

So what we have here is a simple case of Assess-uterol

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