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  • Am I still a Respiratory Therapist?

    I am not licensed in California. That expired 10 years ago. My CV is way out of date. I kept paying for the license until 2004 even though I last practiced in 1997. I received Certificate Number 1555 for Respiratory Care Practitioner in Virginia in November 1993, but those expired long ago. In 1998 Virginia…

  • Breathing for People

    EMS & Hurricane Katrina: Hurricane Katrina – Our Experiences: We also suspect the media will have been inundated with “hero” images of the National Guard, the troops and the police struggling to help the “victims” of the Hurricane. What you will not see, but what we witnessed,were the real heroes and sheroes of the hurricane…


  • Bronchoscope, 1993

    In color! (I carried around a set of colored pens and drew this one in a travel scrapbook that is mostly filled with memories of a Europe trip I took with my parents and sister). At UVa I was one of the Respiratory Therapists on the bronchoscopy team. Basically we assisted on bronchoscopies for patients…


  • Respiratory Tools, 1993

    This is a drawing from my days as a Respiratory Therapist. What are these objects? Oxygen Key The first one, the one you probably have never seen before, is an O2 key. Hospitals with organized systems for the distribution and maintenance of portable cylinders. Typically these are E cylinders and are brought along during patient…


  • Airport Adventures

    So today I picked up a friend from the airport. I got there a decent 20 minutes early. So I’m hanging out at San Diego International Airport (san.org is not a bad domain, by the way, “san” is the airport code for San Diego). I’m standing in front of the arrival and departure screens, minding…


  • Archeology: 1996: When I was a Respiratory Therapist

    At the moment, there’s more to be said, and talked about than I can say and talk about. In the interim, another picture. Myself, 1996. I took this with a timer, after the night shift (1900-0730) at California Hospital Medical Center — the parking garage. I believe the white building in the distance behind me…

  • I was right, my skills as an RT may be necessary…

    I was right, my skills as an RT may be necessary… From the AARC: Biological and Chemical Attacks Resources for Respiratory Therapists: >Dr. William Bernhard Says RTs Will Play Critical Role in Case of a Bio or Chemical Attack >Hazmat Expert Advises Fellow RTs on Disaster Readiness >RT Departments Get Ready for the Worst >RT…