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Expert in Respiratory Therapist, Pulmonary Function Testing, EMT

Expert ID: 726349 Rhode Island, USA

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Critical/ Acute Care, current with Bird 6400, 8400, graphic monitoring, Servo 900, 300, Bear 1,2,5, MA-1, 7200 ventilators. Bird Avian transport ventilator, and Bird VIP neonatal/pediatric ventilator. Respironics Bipap machine, Quantum Bipap machine, end tidal CO2 monitoring, performed EKG's, phlebotomy, ABG's, as well as standard respiratory care. Clinical Instructor for all respiratory therapy students at this facility. Duties included midterm and final evaluation, competencies, grading on case presentations, and overall education for their clinical rotation.


Experience with intubations both in-hospital and pre hospital (EMS). He implemented an intubation program when he was the Director of Respiratory at a previous hospital in RI. He developed the program which included, proving lecture/inservices to his staff, one on one manikin training, yearly competencies for intubation demonstration, yearly written test, along with OR time. Expert teachs ACLS both in hospital and in the EMS community, and he is a member of the Education Committee for the 911 ambulance which he is affiliated with. Expert teachs airway/intubation for the EMT-Cardiac classes, and refresher classes.

Expert has been performing PFT's for over 12 years. He currently teaches PFT's at a local college and is the Director of the PFT lab at St. Vincent Hospital. Expert holds the highest PFT credential (RPFT) issued by the National Board of Respiratory Care.

Expert is experienced with the following: 7200, 840's vision bipap, STD-3-, MA-1, I-vent, LTV-1200, Bird T-Bird,with Bird 6400, 8400, graphic monitoring, Servo 900, 300, Bear 1,2,5, Quantum Bipap machine, end tidal CO2 monitoring, performed EKG's,

Expert has experience with intubations both in-hospital and pre hospital (EMS). Expert implemented an intubation program when he was the Director of Respiratory at a previous hospital in RI. Expert developed the program which included, proving lecture/inservices to his staff, one on one manikin training, yearly competencies for intubation demonstration, yearly written test, along with OR time. Expert teachs ACLS both in hospital and in the EMS community, and he is a member of the Education Committee for the 911 ambulance which he am affiliated with. Expert teachs airway/intubation for the EMT-Cardiac classes, and refresher classes.

Therapist for 18 years working in critical and acute care settings. Worked with various ventilators over the years. Able to troubleshoot, and recognize any problems which may occur.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Waterbury, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1991 Degree: Associates Subject: Cardio-Respiratory Care Institution: CCRI

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Respiratory & Neurodiagnostic Services Department: Respiratory Responsibilities: Director of: Respiratory Care Department, Pulmonary Function Lab, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Bronchoscopies, EEG’s, and a six bed Sleep Lab. Managing 33.8 FTE’s including five Supervisors, a Secretary and a Registered Nurse. Other duties include: prepare budgets, payroll, hiring, discipline, training, QA, capital requests/purchases, Joint Commission and Department of Health visits, implementing protocols, policies, procedures, monthly department meetings, review payroll, scheduling, adjust staffing levels in accordance with census and other managerial responsibilities
Years: 2004 to 2007 Employer: Landmark Medical Center Title: Supervisor Department: Respiratory Responsibilities: Responsible for scheduling, performing PFT’s, EEG’s, EKG’s, ABG’s, Ventilator Care, ICU rounds, partake in daily assignment. Ventilators include PB 7200, Bird T-Bird, Vision Bipap, and Respironics STD-30.Other duties include meetings with director, teaching CPR and ACLS classes, preparing staff on Joint Commission and Health Department visits. Clinical Instructor for respiratory students. Manage daily operations within the department.
Years: 1997 to 2004 Employer: Westerly Hospital Title: Director of Cardio-Respiratory Care Department: Respiratory Responsibilities: Duties include: Managing Respiratory/EKG Department, hiring, disciplining, scheduling, payroll, performing annual reviews, developing policies/procedures, preparing for Joint Commission, and Health Department, budget development, capital purchases, QA/QI, initiated intubation program, teach various ACLS, PALS, CPR, and NRP classes to hospital staff, developed Therapy Driven Protocols, perform Pulmonary Function Testing, and initiated Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.
Years: 1991 to 1997 Employer: Memorial Hospital of RI Title: Supervisor Department: Respiratory Responsibilities: Duties included: Daily Management of staff therapists, preparing assignments, interact with ancillary departments, Doctors, and Nurses, performed sleep studies, set up ventilators for V/Q scans, liaison for Pediatric Planning team, recertified staff in CPR, and NRP

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
AARC
Licenses / Certifications
National Board for Respiratory Care;
• Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
• Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care Specialists (RRT-NPS)
• Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT)

Cardiovascular Credentialing International
• Certified Cardiographic Technician (C-CT)

American Heart Association
• Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR/AED/First Aid) – Instructor 20 years
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) -Instructor 10 years
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – Instructor 8 years

American Academy for Pediatrics
• Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) – Instructor 11 years

Professional Appointments
RESPIRATORY ORGANIZATIONS
2009- President Elect-Rhode Island Society for Respiratory Care
1998- Past President- Rhode Island Society for Respiratory Care
1998- Long range planning committee- Rhode Island Society for Respiratory Care
1997- President -Rhode Island Society for Respiratory Care
1996- President Elect-Rhode Island Society for Respiratory Care
1996- Scholarship committee-Rhode Island Society for Respiratory Care
1993-95 Photographer- Rhode Island Society for Respiratory Care



EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE ORGANIZATION

2002-2003- President of Hope Valley Ambulance Service
2009 Member of Hope Valley Ambulance Education Committee

Fields of Expertise

intensive care medicine, airway management, pulmonary function test, medical device, tracheal intubation, ventilator, respiratory insufficiency, severe acute respiratory syndrome, aspiration pneumonia, hyperventilation, respiration disorder, cough, pulmonary embolism, respiratory distress syndrome, health care, oxygen therapy, pulmonary medicine, chronic respiratory disease, respiratory protection, oxygen delivery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, respiratory care, cardiopulmonary disease, human anatomy, sputum, bronchiolitis, respiratory syncytial virus, medical oxygen concentrator, inhaler, pulse oximetry, cellular respiration, respirometer, respirometry, trachea, respiratory gas analyzer, gas analyzer, health care industry quality management, dyspnea, blood oxygenation, cardiovascular physiology, respiratory therapy, neonatal lung disease, personal protection equipment, respiratory tract infection, mucus secretion process, apnea, respirable dust particle, biomedical device, electrocardiograph, asphyxia, oxygen, respiratory system, medical instrument, hemoglobin, tuberculosis, therapy, spirometry, respiratory pigment, respiratory physiology, respiratory disease, protective respirator, respiration, pulmonary edema, protective mask, pneumonia, physiology, lung disease, human physiology, hemothorax, health care system, drug therapy, cystic fibrosis, cough clearance, cardiovascular disease, carbon dioxide, bronchopneumonia, bronchitis, bacterial pneumonia, atelectasis, asthma, aspergillosis, anthracosilicosis

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