Respiratory Therapists (RTs) can now initiate, titrate or discontinue therapeutic oxygen for patients in the community without the requirement of an order from a physician.
This is a significant change that will improve access to care for patients with respiratory disease and has implications for RT practice and for home care companies and providers.
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Recent Changes Enabling Independent Administration of Oxygen Webinar
During this webinar, we explained this change and associated topics. The webinar may be of interest to RTs working in the community setting, managers, home care companies, and other health care providers in the community.
To view a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, please click here.