CareLink’s Respiratory Therapy program was designed by our multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals seeking to strengthen the level of care provided by an onsite nurse at a participating facility. The goal of this program is to educate and train nurses in the field of respiratory therapy conducted by our licensed team, and to certify participants as “Respiratory Nurses” at the conclusion of training. The program provides thorough patient assessments, helps outline a strategic plan of care and goals for patients and staff, and further supports higher standards of care for respiratory-related illnesses. Nurses can also expect to achieve proficiencies in billing and proper documentation of the respiratory therapies being performed.
Based on a facility’s unique needs, the size of the facility, and a patient’s acuity level, the Respiratory Therapy program is fully customizable and can also be modified for additional support staff, which includes nursing assistants, medical technicians, physical, occupational and speech therapists, as well as activities personnel. Topics in training include pathology, as well as being educated in specialized oxygen equipment, its proper usage, and how to identify which patient population is best suitable for that type of equipment, based on their unique needs. Training also includes various therapies, such as chest physiotherapy, breathing techniques, secretion clearance, proper use of inhalers, nebulizers, and incentive spirometers.