These essential functions include the following:
- Possess the visual acuity necessary to read and write, perform bedside patient assessment, and visually inspect the informational displays of various life support equipment and patient monitoring equipment typically employed in the care of respiratory patients. This would include digital, aneroid, graphic, color graphic, and alarm displays.
- Possess the psychomotor skills and manual dexterity necessary to:
- write legibly.
- adjust typical control functions of various life support equipment and patient monitoring equipment.
- perform physical assessment of patients.
- respond quickly and appropriately to patient emergencies.
- perform standard (AHA) CPR techniques.
- assist with lifting, transferring, and moving patient.
- perform standard respiratory care procedures.
- perform activities involved in sterile and isolation procedures.
- perform various tasks associated with normal daily activities in a health care setting, moving between various patient care areas, charting, gather equipment, etc...
- Possess ability to hear alarm signals of various life support equipment and patient monitoring devices from appropriate distances.
- Possess ability to communicate effectively with patients and medical staff.