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Respiratory therapists, National University Hospital, during COVID-19 pandemic

"THANK YOU NUHEROES. Respiratory therapists at the National University Hospital are on the frontline together with doctors and nurses in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to save patients’ lives. Some patients with the COVID-19 infection may experience severe respiratory illness and require critical care. For these patients, respiratory therapists are responsible for ensuring their airways remain clear and unobstructed via procedures such as intubation. They are trained to administer oxygen to patients who may need it. They also work with ventilators, which push air into the lungs of patients who have trouble breathing, and keep a close watch to make sure the patient is receiving the right amount of air at the right pace."--Contributed by National University Hospital, as part of the "Documenting COVID-19 in Singapore" collection community call.

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