respiratory care practitioner


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respiratory care practitioner

a health professional with special training and experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with respiratory disorders. The respiratory care practitioner typically does not diagnose but must be competent with patient assessment in a variety of clinical settings.

res·pi·ra·to·ry care prac·ti·tion·er

(RCP) (res'pir-ă-tōr-ē kār prak-tish'ŏn-ĕr)
An allied health care professional who works under the direction of a physician, educating patients, treating, assessing patient response to therapy and the need for continued therapy, and managing and monitoring patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of cardiopulmonary function; applied by licensing authorities to those licensed to practice.
Synonym(s): respiratory therapist.
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Whoever performs point-of-care testing should approach it from the standpoint of an experienced respiratory care practitioner.
Conflicts of Interest are listed for all Respiratory Care Practitioners and others, such as the Medical Director or statistician for the project.
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The acknowledgement included Respiratory Care practitioners who participated and the financial support from Dey Labs.
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