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ADHERENCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES: A SURVEY ON RT BEDSIDE NEBULIZATION PRACTICE IN PHILIPPINE HEART CENTER FROM JANUARY 2012 TO OCTOBER 2012

Alvior AJ, & Caputli Philbert
Adviser: Gappi, Mercy Antoinette

A Research Paper
Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in
Introduction to Research
College of Respiratory Therapy
School of Rehabilitation Science
St. Jude College- Manila
26 October 2012 / Version 2.3

NEB-PRAC 2

ABSTRACT
Introduction. Nebulization is a process of adding fine drops of moisture or fine particles of medication to inspired air. This study attempts to determine the adherence to AARC (American Associate of Respiratory Care) nebulization guideline by the Philippine Heart Center Respiratory Therapists. Methods. A cross-sectional descriptive study (survey) was used in this study. The researchers included all RT staff and service patients given nebulization treatment in Philippine Heart Center at Adult Service Ward. Results. All of the RT staff respondents had less than 10 year’s length of service in the hospital as therapists. 5 out of the 20 had less than a years of service, 8 out of 20 having 2-4 years of service, then 5 out of 20 with 5-7 years of service and 2 out of 20 had 8-10 years of service. All RT staff respondents are Non-Supervisory with ward assignments. The RT staff respondent differed in the following results: 18 of the 20 patients any observed RT’s assessing patients verbal response, 15 out of the 20 observe RT’s assessing regarding this symptoms as Dyspnea, 12 out of 20 this RT’s observe the respiratory rate, 14 out of 20 this RT’s observe respiratory excursions. After treatment 15 out of 20 patients observe RT’s to ask for any favorable or unfavorable response, 16 out with no observing RT’s informing the nurse/MD of treatment. Only 10 out of the 20 patients claim that the RT’s done their nebulizing kit after use. Respiratory Therapists and



References: 1. Donald F. Egan. (1995). Egan’s Fundamentals of Respiratory Care 6th edition. United States of America. 2. 2nd Post Course Respiratory Critical Care: Concepts and Application (August 6-7, 2009) 3 6. Robert M. Kaemarek. (2005). The Essentials of Respiratory Care 4th edition. Boston. Massachusetts 7 APPENDIX A: Sample Letter January, 2012

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