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What do you like most about being a respiratory therapist?
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What is your favorite aspect of the job? What do you enjoy about working on a team of professionals who share in your mission to help others? Explain what you like about your job and why. Maybe you enjoy encouraging your patients and seeing them light up as they make progress. Maybe you are interested in the rapidly changing technology that you get to use as a part of the treatment you offer.
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What do you like most about being a respiratory therapist?
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I like interpreting a blood gas and then making appropriate vent adjustments and then getting a point of care blood gas and seeing the improvement, and I like extubating patients, its nice to see a patients condition improve.
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I like watching a patients clinical status improve and knowing it was because of something that we did, for instance when you get a blood gas and the patient has acute ventilatory failure (acute respiratory acidosis) and you make the proper adjustments on the ventilator and the next blood gas has improved.
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Helping people feel better and better understand their situation.
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I love the satisfaction I get knowing that I am helping people get better and feel better. I also love interacting with family members as their loved ones are being cared for.
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Helping people feel better and helping them understand their illness.
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I enjoy being able to treat and comfort patients with the modalities available that best suit their disease state. It is rewarding to see them breathing easier and more comfortably.
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That I am exposed to different departments within the hospital. I makes it more fun being exposed to a little bit of everything.
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I enjoy the ability to work on different types of patients and in different settings.
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Just being able to be part of a team that bring life to patients is its own reward.
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Saving life of the patient.
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Helping the patients feel better, un Der stand how to use their equipment and they feel reassured once they leave my office.
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I like the fact of saving peoples lives, respiratory issues can cause many other issues, I like the fact of saving someones life.
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Made the difference for a a better life on another person life.
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I love the gratitude I feel after a patient sincerely thanks me for everything I have done for them. Its a great feeling inside.
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What I like the most about being a Respiratory Therapist is being part of the rapid response team and giving an airway to the people who need to breathe the most.
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The main reason I love being a Respiratory Therapist is the ability to give people a reason to live for comfortably.
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Focusing on the cardiopulmonary system is fascinating and being able to specialize in that area.
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Being able to help ease the pain patients.. That we provide patients breathing when they are unable to do it do to illness..
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To make patient able to breath.
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Easing patients' suffering. There's nothing worse than not being able to breathe,
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Being able to breathe for someone.
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Being able to breath for someone.
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The variety of patients we encounter daily.
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I enjoy the fact that I am able to make a difference in someones life.
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I like the proximity with people and to be able to help them, to make a difference in there life .Even if it's just assist the anesthiolagiste in the operating room, I have the feeling that I help them .
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Taking care of others and making them feel better.
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Educating patients about there disease and show them ways to keep episodic flare ups.
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Being able to relate to the patient.
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Watching patients improve day in and day out.
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I love helping people breathe. I think that is the most important thing in life, and to be able to do that for a living is very satisfying.
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Interaction with patients.
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I like having the ability to improve the health of others and to alleviate their symptoms.
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Tits rewarding seeing a patient come off the vent and eventually go go, e.