Medical care of the highest standards covers a wide range of medical conditions in Thailand, and a number of hospitals have respiratory therapy teams specializing in diagnostic evaluation, therapy and education. These services are overseen by top-flight physicians, supported by years of education through clinical research. All respiratory care practitioners are certified and registered, and many of the therapists are also trained and hold credentials in specialty areas such as pulmonary function testing, asthma education, sleep study diagnostics and cardiology.
These individuals must meet the educational and experience requirements for the safe delivery of respiratory care services through competency validation mechanisms under guidelines established by either legislative or regulatory acts.
Therapists perform various tests and procedures that can include respiratory therapy protocols, arterial blood gases, pulmonary function testing, oxygen therapy, aerosolized medication delivery, volume expansion, postural drainage and percussion, ventilator care, tobacco cessation education, asthma education and EKG’s.
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