Sunday, May 24, 2009

Change to what an RT can do

In a previous post called "What can a Respiratory Therapist do?" I listed the 4 authorized acts that a Respiratory Therapist, in Ontario, can perform. If proposed legislation is passed, that list will be increased to 5. The 5th authorized act will be: administering a prescribed substance by inhalation.

That addition will allow RTs to administer oxygen without a medical order. It may also allow for the administration of some pharmaceuticals in the near future.

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