As of May 27, "COVID-19" (2019 novel coronavirus disease, referred to as Wuhan pneumonia) has had no local cases in China for 45 consecutive days, indicating that the epidemic situation in Taiwan has gradually slowed down. The new coronavirus belongs to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, SARS-CoV 2), and critically ill patients need to be treated with respirator to maintain stable breathing. Respiratory therapists (RT) with professional knowledge of respiratory therapy need to keep abreast of the patient's condition and adjust the respirator to stabilize the patient's condition.
Respiratory therapists have a wide range of responsibilities, mainly assisting in adjusting the respirator to ensure that the patient can breathe freely. Others include oxygen therapy, special gas therapy, mechanical ventilation therapy, drug inhalation therapy, arterial blood gas analysis, respiratory therapy equipment condition and problem elimination, thoracic physiotherapy, lung rehabilitation exercise and other professional respiratory therapy work. The ultimate goal is to hope that the patient can be released from the wedding photo retouching services respirator as soon as possible, restore all respiratory functions, and recover smoothly. The staffing is in line with the evaluation, but the clinical site is difficult to load Respiratory therapists have existed in Taiwan's medical system for about 30 years, but have been neglected for a long time due to lack of professional visibility. Respiratory therapists are also poorly understood by the general public and have never even heard of the profession.
The epidemic has made respiratory therapists visible to the public. In addition to paying more attention to the profession of respiratory therapy, the difficulties encountered by respiratory therapists in the medical system have gradually surfaced. Due to the current hospital evaluation provisions , it is clearly specified that different numbers of respiratory therapists should be deployed in various types of wards: Subacute Respiratory Care Unit: There should be more than one respiratory therapist for every 10 beds. Chronic Respiratory Care Units: There should be more than one respiratory therapist for every 30 beds.