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Summary

Registered Respiratory Therapist with over 30Years of experience providing inpatient and outpatient therapeutic services. Adept at managing COPD, sleep apnea, congestive heart failure and other chronic conditions. Skilled in instructing patients and caregivers about proper use, maintenance and safety of respiratory equipment. Seasoned Respiratory Therapist with 30 ears of experience in healthcare locations and community-based settings. Highly skilled in patient assessments, blood gas analysis and interpretation and airway management. Successful at implementing best practices to advance respiratory therapy outcomes.

Skills
  • Outpatient care
  • Equipment maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Care plan management
  • Patient care documentation
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Respiratory equipment setup
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Body mechanics competency
  • Drug administration trained
  • Medication administration
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Collaboration
  • Training & Development
Education and Training
BMCC 199 CHAMBERS STREET, Expected in 06/1990 Associate of Science : Respiratory Therapy - GPA :
UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORESTE AV. MIGUEL HIDALGO 6315, NUEVO AEROPUERTO, MEXICO, Expected in 09/1999 Bachelor of Science : Biology - GPA :
Certifications
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist - Adult Critical Care Specialist (RRT-ACCS)
  • License - 1995
Experience
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital - Registered Respiratory Therapist
Brattleboro, VT, 10/2012 - 09/2021
  • Interacted with patients, family members and physicians to coordinate patient care.
  • Administered medication and ventilatory support.
  • Conducted cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway maintenance.
  • Adhered to standards of excellence for respiratory care and diagnostic services.
  • Evaluated patients for deficiencies and abnormalities and made medical decisions based on assessments.
  • Performed bronchopulmonary drainage and assisted patients with breathing exercises.
  • Determined patient safety risks to identify medical intervention needs.
  • Conducted therapeutic and diagnostic procedures with treatment methods and equipment.
  • Followed established guidelines to compliantly deliver services.
  • Performed services on-site, at outpatient clinics and in patient homes.
  • Set up and monitored mechanical ventilators and handled associated critical care duties.
  • Administered bronchodilators, antibiotics, mucolytics, and anti-inflammatory medications via devices such as hand-held nebulizers, metered-dose inhalers, and positive pressure devices.
  • Delivered comprehensive care to restore and strengthen patients' respiratory functions.
  • Provided direct care to treat acute and chronic respiratory conditions and utilized therapeutic assessments to diagnose lung and breathing disorders.
  • Actively participated in daily physician and patient rounds to maintain continuum of care.
  • Collected, analyzed and interpreted arterial blood gas.
  • Participated in adult and newborn resuscitation and applied emergency interventions to restore respiratory functions.
  • Educated patients on treatment options, medication administration, therapy self-management and care plans.
  • Assisted physicians with intubations, ventilator management and bronchoscopies.
  • Delivered airway management by leveraging intubation and extubation skills, bedside and diagnostic bronchoscopy, bedside tracheostomy preparation and assistance. Operated and managed mechanical ventilators.
  • Administered therapies and medications via inhalers, gas administration apparatuses, environmental control systems and aerosol generators.
  • Documented, handled and reported critical values.
  • Explained respiratory diagnosis information, treatments and prescription instructions to patients.
  • Administered therapies and medications via inhalers, gas administration apparatuses and environmental control systems.
  • Delivered airway management by leveraging intubation and extubation skills, bedside and diagnostic [Technology] and consistent preparation and assistance. Operated and managed mechanical ventilators.
  • Maintained professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops, seminars and lectures.
  • Maintained patient medical records with treatment effectiveness and health outcomes.
  • Documented patient information and treatments in confidential electronic health records.
  • Consulted and counseled patients and caregivers.
  • Provided patients with information about treatment plans, prescribed medications and at-home care for chronic and acute conditions.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation - Staff Registered Respiratory Therapist
Delray Beach, FL, 05/2006 - 04/2018
  • Interacted with patients, family members and physicians to coordinate patient care.
  • Conducted cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway maintenance.
  • Adhered to standards of excellence for respiratory care and diagnostic services.
  • Evaluated patients for deficiencies and abnormalities and made medical decisions based on assessments.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation - Staff Registered Respiratory Therapist
Modesto, CA, 09/1995 - 06/2006
  • Interacted with patients, family members and physicians to coordinate patient care.
  • Conducted cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway maintenance.
  • Adhered to standards of excellence for respiratory care and diagnostic services.
  • Evaluated patients for deficiencies and abnormalities and made medical decisions based on assessments.
Languages
English :
Professional
Negotiated :
Spanish :
Professional
Negotiated :
French :
Professional
Negotiated :
HAITIAN CREOLE :
Professional
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Activities and Honors
  • Member, Small Business Association (2008 - present)

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School Attended

  • BMCC
  • UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORESTE

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Staff Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Staff Registered Respiratory Therapist

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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