Respiratory Therapists Interview Questions
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What types of patients do you have the most difficulty treating?
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ARDS patients, especially with COPD as well. I find these patients are the most difficult to mechanically ventilate.
It gives us an accurate indicator of the seriousness of condition and how to act upon it.
Sedated patients are harder to treat because it's harder to obtain a history from them.
Uncooperative patient, or overly protective family members.
I have not come across a situation I could not handle.
The ones with family members who do not agree on treatment for patient and the patients who are continuously argumentative.
Patients that are in ards, need a lot of vent support.
The patients I would have the most difficulty treating would be the non compliant or combative patients. I am just here to give a treatment so they may be at a more comfortable state of being but it is always difficult when a patient is not working with you.
Patients who are non-compliant and are not participating in their own care plan and recovery and as a result have repeated hospital stays and are very demanding to health care providers and want everything done for them; this can be frustrating and we see it a lot... But the best way is to just kill them with kindness and continue to explain treatments and care in a tactful, non-condesending way.
All pts are different. I feel I have the proper training to treat any pt.