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Respiratory Therapist: visiting a friend with CF, cystic fibrosis, pain medication
cystic fibrosis, pain medication, chest tube: Most likely he is in the ICU but could be on the regular floors. It all depends on the hospital and how he is doing. He will be on some pain medication but should be awake enough to visit with you. When you walk in you will hear a bubbling sound, that is part...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing in the morning, deep breathing exercises, postition
deep breathing exercises, postition, wind instrument: Nick, So sorry for the delay. E-mail is really screwed up. Congrats on the cutting down on smoking. Will help especially if you play a wind instrument. After a nights sleep, one often has a buildup of secretions and has some areas of the...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing in the morning
Respiratory Therapist: Breathing in the morning

Respiratory Therapist: Respiration problems, mail issues, bronchitis symptoms
mail issues, bronchitis symptoms, stool problems: Greetings, I apologize for the delay in answering. I am having e-mail issues. I would suggest that perhaps both sets of physicians are right. Allergies could be the root cause of your bronchitis symptoms which is simply production of secretions...

Respiratory Therapist: Smell of cigarette on person, mail issues, peace of mind
mail issues, peace of mind, e mail: Johnny, Let me apologize for the late response. I am having e-mail issues. You have my sympathy for having to sit next to a smoker. I hate the smell and wonder why they don t realize how awful it is. It will not affect your health except for your...

Respiratory Therapist: asthma, arterial oxygen tension, pulmonary hemorrhage
arterial oxygen tension, pulmonary hemorrhage, pulmonary edema: Hi Tom, Thank you for entrusting me with your medical question today. From a clinical perspective, respiratory failure occurs when the respiratory system fails in one or both of its gas exchange functions: oxygenation (hypoxemic) and carbon dioxide elimination...

Respiratory Therapist: Asthma or respiratory problem, personal health questions, hyperinflated lungs
personal health questions, hyperinflated lungs, chest x ray: Hello Adnan, My apologies for taking so long to answer your question, I usually get back to people within 12-24 hours, but my cell phone was damaged and I was not receiving questions from this web site for a couple days. Thank you for entrusting me with...

Respiratory Therapist: lungs, chest x ray, lung markings
chest x ray, lung markings, atelectasis: Dear Tiffany, Interesting wording for your chest x-ray (CXR) report. Generally, our reports would say something like atelectasis in bilateral lower lobes. The phrase with crowding of the lower lung markings is unusual. What all that means is that...

Respiratory Therapist: lungs, height weight ratios, chest x ray
height weight ratios, chest x ray, body habitus: Hi Tiffany, Thank you for entrusting me with your personal health-related question! Sorry for the delayed response, usually I respond within 12-24 hours. Without knowing your full medical history (height, weight, family history, current/previous medical...

Respiratory Therapist: Nasal Allergy, cool mist humidifier, nasal allergy
cool mist humidifier, nasal allergy, plastic garbage: There are many people allergic to wine, its the sulfates in it. So I would not drink wine. or alcohol. If you know what triggers it, stay away from it. The environmental things we cant control so the humidifier will helpl. Pollen and humidity are also...

Respiratory Therapist: One or Two Quick Questions About Asthma, absolute rock bottom prices, rock bottom prices
absolute rock bottom prices, rock bottom prices, americans with disabilities act: Hi Diane, Thanks for the thought-provoking question, and my apologies for taking several days to respond - just wanted to do my homework on it before giving a full reply. According to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), a person with a disability...

Respiratory Therapist: Sneezing, cool mist humidifiers, nose congestion
cool mist humidifiers, nose congestion, plastic garbage: iTS PROBABLY allergies due to pollen or dust. You should get a cool mist humidifier. The best one to get is the pediatric size cool mist humidifiers by vicks or cvs brand. You can get them at local drugstores or on amazon.com. One sells for 40 dollars...

Respiratory Therapist: Asthma/Post Nasal Drip, post nasal drip, white tongue
post nasal drip, white tongue, brushing my teeth: Hello there, Yes, ENT stands for Ear, Nose and Throad physicians. These are docs that are very specially trained with patient s upper airway anatomy, including the throat, trachea, tonsils/adenoids, etc. There is no way for me to say what will happen...

Respiratory Therapist: Cant take a deep breath, shortness of breath after exercise, flow volume loop, toprol xl
flow volume loop, toprol xl, coronary artery disease: Hi Kevin: ECHOs tests are pretty clear and hard to misinterpret. With all the less invasive tests all being clear, I would venture to say the right tests have been done to confirm that your heart and lungs are essentially fine. I would consider asking...

Respiratory Therapist: Dust Allergy / One Side Nose Blockage., sinus problem, dust allergy
sinus problem, dust allergy, cotton balls: Until things clear up you should nebulize how many times the doctor prescribed. The dry cough as stated is fro the allergies. You need to get what I told you. ask your doctor for singulair, and put the plastic bag over the rug in your room. all vicks...

Respiratory Therapist: Nasal cannula FiO2 calculation
Respiratory Therapist: Nasal cannula FiO2 calculation

Respiratory Therapist: Nasal cannula FiO2 calculation, nasal cannula, minute ventilation
nasal cannula, minute ventilation, respiratory depression: Donn, The FiO2 equation is a fixed measurement, not really a fluid variable that changes based on flow, patient age, tidal volume, etc. A person can be better oxygenated with additional pressure beyond the physiological pressure that already exists in...

Respiratory Therapist: How to get rid of excess secretions?, chest congestion, productive cough
chest congestion, productive cough, dry cough: Both nasal and chest congestion are common with both a cold (rhinovirus) or flu, as well as general aches and pains. For 3-4 days, try drinking plenty of decaffeinated tea (caffeinated tea generally can have a diuretic effect and dry your system up, making...

Respiratory Therapist: Flamy chesty cough, vicks cool mist humidifier, cool mist humidifier
vicks cool mist humidifier, cool mist humidifier, garbage bags: Okay, happy holidays. Now it could be the beginning of asthma, probably due to the smoking, believe it or not 2-3 years can still cause damage, but he stopped so that is the most important. And it takes up to 10 yrs. after one has stopped before they can...

Respiratory Therapist: Side effect from pulmicort or albuterol, hard palate, morning kim
hard palate, morning kim, 33a4: Good morning Kim, So very sorry for the delayed response, the Holiday season got the best of me and I haven t been checking email as frequently as usual. Pulmicort is an excellent drug for the right patients, but one down side with a nebulized steroidal...

Respiratory Therapist: Venturi Mask Settings, venturi mask, mask settings
venturi mask, mask settings, gas concentration: Any Venturi is based off of 100% oxygen and the set flow going into it. So in your example you must have 12 lpm of 100% oxygen going into the venturi to get 50%. Any less flow and your concentration will be off. A venturi works by having the driving gas...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing issues, personal medical question, safety data sheet
personal medical question, safety data sheet, toxicity studies: Hello Sarah, Thank you for entrusting me with your personal medical question. While I am not an expert in environmental health care issues, I will tell you what I know from my own research on this topic. I do know that the toxicity of Corexit and other...

Respiratory Therapist: pneumonia, personal medical question, foods containing vitamin c
personal medical question, foods containing vitamin c, maintaining a healthy lifestyle: Hi Ashleigh, Thank you for entrusting me with your personal medical question today. Based on your young age and overall health and activity level, it is reasonable for me to say that having Pneumonia 3 times in the last 3 years is very unusual. I am wondering...

Respiratory Therapist: One cigarette per day, personal medical question, potential health risks
personal medical question, potential health risks, health risk of smoking: Hello Leonard, Thank you for trusting me with your personal medical question. I genuinely enjoy helping people figure things out, and will do my best to make some sense of things for you today. To answer your question, it is important to understand...

Respiratory Therapist: finger pulse oximeter, nonin onyx, acute hospital care
nonin onyx, acute hospital care, home care settings: Hi Richard: Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to answer your medical question today. I have worked in both the acute hospital care and home care settings, so I have used a wide variety of devices over the years. I PERSONALLY always carry with me...

Respiratory Therapist: HFA inhaler question for RT student, proair inhaler, hfa inhalers
proair inhaler, hfa inhalers, closed mouth: I have been teaching closed mouth technique for years, as I feel it keeps the medication in to soak thru the gums for better distribution. I do not feel open mouth technique is good. As far as other companies I cant say. feel free to email again Kare...

Respiratory Therapist: Medication Administration, ipratropium bromide, duoneb
ipratropium bromide, duoneb, medication administration: Hello Terry, I agree entirely that DuoNeb is not generally necessary in patients who are already prescribed for Spiriva. Ipratropium Bromide (the Atrovent component in DuoNeb) and Tiotropium belong to the same family of drug... Spiriva just happens to...

Respiratory Therapist: Preventive measures after quitting smoking, aerobic anaerobic exercise, revolutions per minute
aerobic anaerobic exercise, revolutions per minute, cardiovascular exercise: Hi Jay, Thanks for trusting me with your personal health question. I know it sounds very cliche, but the hardest part (quitting smoking) has already been successfully conquered. The question is, (1) what do do with the time you used to spend smoking, and...

Respiratory Therapist: Shortness of breath and tightness/pressure in chest, methacholine challenge test, pulmonary function test
methacholine challenge test, pulmonary function test, pulmonary function tests: Hi Courtney, Sorry for taking a couple days to respond to your question, I usually am able to answer within 12-24 hours but have been very busy lately. Pulmonary function tests usually do a pretty accurate job of determining if someone has asthma or...

Respiratory Therapist: 02 sats, oxygen saturation level, oxygen tension
oxygen saturation level, oxygen tension, chest congestion: Hi Teri, All things being equal, 93% oxygen saturation level is still considered normal, as anything 90% or greater is considered safe and normal. Shortness of breath related to allergies, sinus infections, nasal and/or chest congestion, etc. certainly...

Respiratory Therapist: Asthma only when sick?, utmost apologies, walking pneumonia
utmost apologies, walking pneumonia, sinus infection: Meghan, My utmost apologies for the delay in responding. I usually respond to these questions in less than 24 hours, but for some odd reason, my email provider directed the AllExperts.com request to my Spam folder, which I almost never check. To answer...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing issue + more., medication for anxiety, tight chest
medication for anxiety, tight chest, cause difficulty: Dave, Just based on what you have told me, it sounds like you may just have a cold or bronchitis. Drinks lots of fluids. As for the panic attacks, they can certainly affect your breathing through what is called a psychosomatic response. If you are not...

Respiratory Therapist: 02 sats, hemoglobin, saturation
Respiratory Therapist: 02 sats, hemoglobin, saturation, oxygen

Respiratory Therapist: Asthma, asthma inhaler, breathing test
asthma inhaler, breathing test, bronchodilator: Hi Joey, I am not 100% what you are referring to when you say blue asthma inhaler , as this could be just about any inhaled medication that has a blue boot , canister or chamber. My guess is if you are referring to a bronchodilator like Albuterol, it...

Respiratory Therapist: asthma like symptoms, ventolin inhaler, green mucus
ventolin inhaler, green mucus, laundry detergent: Catherine, Thank you for entrusting me today with your complex health situation. I must confess, I have never heard of someone inhaling laundry detergent, so my feedback may be a little vague. But the reason Ventolin (Albuterol) may have helped is it is...

Respiratory Therapist: Cough, Bronchitis or something else?, albuterol inhaler, chronic tonsillitis
albuterol inhaler, chronic tonsillitis, bronchial tubes: Hello Stephanie, It sounds like classic Bronchitis to me. Though I myself have chronic Tonsillitis ,and when it is flaring up a little I get that dry-speck feeling in my throat that makes me cough and hack endlessly. So I can totally relate to you. Bottom...

Respiratory Therapist: Oxygen saturation, congestive heart disease, oxygen saturation
congestive heart disease, oxygen saturation, oxygen level: Hi Kathy, It sounds to me like your mother has congestive heart disease (CHF), and that the LASIX helps get some of her fluid build-up off, but didn t necessarily improve her oxygenation saturation very much. Now do keep in mind, your oxygen saturation...

Respiratory Therapist: Pain in Chest, health care coverage, prescribed medications
health care coverage, prescribed medications, chest tightness: Hello Lori, Sorry for taking a couple days to get back to you on your medical question - the Holiday weekend sapped so much of me the last few days. It sounds to me like you may have pulled a muscle in your chest, such as your pectoralis major or minor....

Respiratory Therapist: ask, problem water, claritan
problem water, claritan, allergist: Sounds like allergies, it could be to pollen. If it really bothers you might want to consult an allergist. Or when its at its worst try taking some claritan. Over the counter.It may be seasonal like spring and summer. Feel free to email again, Kare...

Respiratory Therapist: asker, lifestyle diet, diet changes
lifestyle diet, diet changes, problem water: Hello Abhishek, Thank you for trusting me with your medical question. Just based on the information you have given me, I would assume you have allergies. I would consider seeing a doctor that specializes in allergies (in the U.S. they are appropriately...

Respiratory Therapist: Gas Smell, inhaling gas fumes, gasoline smell
inhaling gas fumes, gasoline smell, gasoline fumes: Arnie, Inhaling gasoline fumes brings concentrated hydrocarbons into your lungs and bloodstream. Some of the ingredients in gasoline are extremely toxic, but not sure if it would be that critical after 15 minutes of exposure. In the worst of cases, liver...

Respiratory Therapist: Lipsticks, cause breathing problems, asthma attack
cause breathing problems, asthma attack, fragance: Yes if the lipstick is that bad of a scent however if you are asthmatic, and it could trigger off an asthma attack. Then you are only aggravating the illness. I would in all sincerity wear some non fragrant hypoallergic make up like almay, if you have such...

Respiratory Therapist: breathing problem, allergic rhinitis, steroid nasal spray
allergic rhinitis, steroid nasal spray, breathing problem: You could try asking your co-workers if they could avoid using perfume or limit the amount they use. Or like I said before get some pills and nasal spray to help with it. The perfumes are cases an allergic reaction in your nose and that is what makes your...

Respiratory Therapist: breathing problems, pulmonary function testing, allergic rhinitis
pulmonary function testing, allergic rhinitis, allergic condition: Hello Zafar, Allergies can certainly cause difficulty breathing, to one extent or another. I am familair with all of the antihistamines you listed, but as I am not a physician or pharmacist, I cannot recommend which one is best for your unique needs. I...

Respiratory Therapist: Suctioning, suction catheter, tay sachs
suction catheter, tay sachs, suction pressure: Hello Robert, This is an excellent question, and you would likely get 3-4 different answers if you asked 10 different RTs. In my opinion, an inflated cuff is always preferable during suctioning... but I think the suction pressure - because it is actually...

Respiratory Therapist: Trachestomy, congestive heart failure, low grade fever
congestive heart failure, low grade fever, latest setback: Good morning, Let me first start by apologizing for taking so long to reply to this question. I have been out of town for the past 5 days and had not been checking my personal email account. That being said, let s review a few things here. The whole scenario...

Respiratory Therapist: truth in the breath, average lung capacity, emphysema sufferers
average lung capacity, emphysema sufferers, spirometry test: Good morning, Thank you so much for entrusting me with your personal health-related concerns. The first thing to realize is that all of your concerns are valid and understandable - I commend you for putting time into understanding your health fully. ...

Respiratory Therapist: asthama tipe dry cough since 2 week and periodical again and again, mist humidifier, dry cough
mist humidifier, dry cough, safe medicine: For the dry cough you should purchase either the vicks pediatric size cooll mist humidifier or the cvs brand. cvs is cheaper. Only these 2. You can obtain them from amazon.com or cvs.com. Remember to change the filter on top every three months or you will...

Respiratory Therapist: asthama type-dry cough related air passage, heart medications, dry cough
heart medications, dry cough, safe medicine: Hello, Thank you for entrusting me with this personal health question. While I would really like to assist you with a helpful reply to your question, it is really a bit out of my specialty, as the question is more about questions regarding heart medications...

Respiratory Therapist: copd, heart issues, desk job
heart issues, desk job, medicine specialist: Hi Paul, Thank you so much for entrusting me with this complicated health issue. Unfortunately, this question is a bit out of my area of expertise, as it relates to end-of-life issues and specialized cancer treatments. Please consider forwarding this question...

Respiratory Therapist: 3 year old respiratory problems, pediatric pulmonologist, oral steroids
pediatric pulmonologist, oral steroids, singulair: Hi Angela, Thank you so muich for entrusting me with your challenging medical question. First and most important questions I have... (1) Is your son specifically seeing a Pediatric PULMONOLOGIST? If not, he needs to be. (2) Has your son ever had any episodes...

Respiratory Therapist: FIO2 on a ventilator, oxygen percentage, internal compressor
oxygen percentage, internal compressor, student nurse: Hi Lara, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you... occasionally this site sends me messages that accidentaly get sent to my Spam box, and I find them days later. As for FiO2, it is simply a Fraction of Inspired Oxygen percentage. The portion of the...

Respiratory Therapist: Help please, flare ups, exercise induced asthma
flare ups, exercise induced asthma, chest tightness: Sounds very clearly like a case of Exercise-Induced Asthma. Many people with this condition tend to take a maintenance inhaler once or twice a day to avoid flare-ups, then keep a rescue inhaler (like Albuterol) on them to treat the symptoms when they happen....

Respiratory Therapist: What is an oxygen bleed?, oxygen concentrator, non invasive ventilation
oxygen concentrator, non invasive ventilation, oxygen source: Hi Adam, An oxygen bleed-in simply refers to an oxygen source being bled or piped into a non-invasive ventilation machine (sleep apnea machine) like CPAP or BiPap. In cases where sleep apnea patients have difficulty with their oxygen level dropping...

Respiratory Therapist: Please help, exercise induced asthma, asthma specialist
exercise induced asthma, asthma specialist, coac: Hi Jeni, My apologies for taking so long to get to your question. I can safely say that just based on the surface of what you have provided me with, your symptoms sound very similar to Exercise-Induced Asthma. Your best bet would be to visit a Pulmonologist...

Respiratory Therapist: Please help, exercise induced asthma, american lung association
exercise induced asthma, american lung association, pulmonary function test: Definitely, there is a disease called exercise induced asthma, which happens only when the lungs are being exercised. It is the one type of asthma that is totally controllable. The remedy for this is that you would have to take inhaler medication l5 minutes...

Respiratory Therapist: Shortness of breath?, vocal cord dysfunction, obstructive lung disease
vocal cord dysfunction, obstructive lung disease, pulmonary function test: Sometimes people with asthma can also develop emphysema or chronic obstructive lung disease which also is another way of saying emphysema. One would have to get another pulmonary function test to see just how much of the air your lungs is taking in and out....

Respiratory Therapist: Shortness if breath, vocal cord dysfunction, pulmonologist
vocal cord dysfunction, pulmonologist, shortness of breath: Hi Meghan, I am not all that familiar with viral induced asthma. It sounds to me maybe more like virus bronchitis or perhaps a seasonal condition. But as for what sensation it is called, I would say shortness of breath is appropriate. There is no way...

Respiratory Therapist: Shortness of breath very quicky, exercise induced asthma, self diagnosis
exercise induced asthma, self diagnosis, best bet: Hi Safoora, My apologies for taking so long to get to your question. I can safely say that just based on the surface of what you have provided me with, your symptoms sound very similar to Exercise-Induced Asthma. Your best bet would be to visit a Pulmonologist...

Respiratory Therapist: Trachs, google search, decannulation
google search, decannulation, jackson trach: Hi Kim, Thank you so much for entrusting me with your question today. In my fairly limited first-hand experience seeing old-school Jackson trachs, the size was generally etched in tiny print on the outside of the flange next to the tube. Then again, I...

Respiratory Therapist: What to expect, arterial blood gas, oxygen saturation
arterial blood gas, oxygen saturation, time smoker: Hello Danielle, Thank you so much for trusting me with this difficult question. Anything I tell you should be strictly understood as one front-line Respiratory Therapist s opinion, and by no means a definitive medical opinion...I am only able to provide...

Respiratory Therapist: Help with results from a medical check up, left breast mass, mild scoliosis
left breast mass, mild scoliosis, chest x ray: Hi Carla, Thank you so much for entrusting me with your medical questions today...and my apologies for taking a couple days to get back to you. Now and then my Spam box steals my legitimate emails, so I am working to get that fixed. To answer your...

Respiratory Therapist: oxygen readings good but still winded, normal oxygen saturation, oxygen readings
normal oxygen saturation, oxygen readings, normal spo2: Good morning, Thank you for entrusting me with your medical question today, I hope I am able to help make sense of some things for you. Our body s oxygen level (Normal SpO2 is 92-100%# and our lung function, while often connected items, are also often mutually...

Respiratory Therapist: PFT, obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis: Some say that emphysema can be hereditary there is one kind called alpha trypsin, but like asthma if emphysema runs in the family, your chances of getting it this might be a very early warning. However, before your values go anywhere under 70% which yours...

Respiratory Therapist: Pulmonary test, pulmonary function test, pulmonary test
pulmonary function test, pulmonary test, glaring problems: Justin, Hey there, good to hear back from ya. I can t really say you have COPD, because as an RRT I am not qualified to make an official diagnosis of any kind. But there are ways to identify diagnoses based on PFT results and whatnot, and the results can...

Respiratory Therapist: staffing issues, vapotherm, clinical concerns
vapotherm, clinical concerns, legal aspect: Hi Jeannie, Thank you for entrusting me with your respiratory therapy question. Your question is a combination of legal/ethical/clinical concerns, so my answer from the legal aspect will be strictly an opinion, as I am not really all that educated on the...

Respiratory Therapist: ? aspiration pneumonia risk?
It sounds to me like you will be fine. Luckily you are young and sound essentially healthy outside of smoking (please quit...seriously - haha). An older adult with a long history of smoking would likely have had to deal with aspiration pneumonia, but your...

Respiratory Therapist: BiPAP Question
Hi Cindy, BiPAP is typically used at night because because this is when people sleep and it is most often during sleep that ineffective breathing patterns occur in many cases. For instance a person with sleep apnea often stops breathing frequently enough...

Respiratory Therapist: Atelectasis
Hey Deb, Thank you for entrusting me with your personal health care question today. Simply put, don t worry about that minimal atelectasis one bit. More often than not, a tad of that will show up on many films, especially if it is taken while a patient...

Respiratory Therapist: Potential COPD diagnosis in a nonsmoker?
Hello Mary, Thank you for entrusting me with your personal health care/medical question. Honestly, this is a tough one to handle, as you are a non-smoker with minimimal exposure. Generally, hyperinflated lungs and a flat diaphragm or a flat costophrenic...

Respiratory Therapist: Right chest pain, what can this be?
Hi Rebecca, Generally, it is common to have a short-term low-grade fever (less than 100) with Pneumonia. If you are an essentially healthy adult, you r body is sometimes strong enough for the fever will often go away on its own...or simply, a few doses...

Respiratory Therapist: Spirometry?
Jack, Very interestging question! The short answer is No ... the 79% is related to the lungs and lower airways, and not so much the back of the throat. Large toncils WILL contribute to things like Sleep Apnea, snoring, etc. but should not have any real...

Respiratory Therapist: abg and Fio2, partial pressure of oxygen, nasal cannula
partial pressure of oxygen, nasal cannula, fio2: Hi Steve, Thanks for trusting me with your question today. The short answer to your question is Yes, it is necessary to provide the FiO2 when submitting a Blood Gas to Lab, because one of the values an ABG gives you is PaO2 (which is affected by your FiO2)...

Respiratory Therapist: Allergies and benzos, cedar pollen, allergy symptoms
cedar pollen, allergy symptoms, clonipin: Hi Joseph, I have not really heard of anything of this nature before, but then again I am not really qualified to formally discuss allergies and psyche drugs. I would like to recommend you refer this question to either an Allergist or a Pulmonologist, who...

Respiratory Therapist: Bronchitis, post nasal drip, chest x rays
post nasal drip, chest x rays, mucinex d: Hi Scott, Thank you for trusting me with your personal health question today. Blood streaks in your mucus are not uncommon, usually they will show up if you have had some pretty intense coughing fits that caused some tiny capillaries in your throat to bleed....

Respiratory Therapist: Chest pain after working with resin, styrene vapour, polyester resins
styrene vapour, polyester resins, respirator mask: Hi Louis, Thanks for trusting me with your medical question and concerns. I don t know much about working with polyester resins, but I do know as a general rule, all component materials should be used correctly to avoid any adverse impact on the environment...

Respiratory Therapist: Cough/Chest Congestion, respiratory infection
respiratory infection: Hi Scott, I am terribly sorry to hear that you are feeling so poorly and especially for so long! How long do respiratory infections last? Well, it is very different for different people but they can last quite long, even weeks and sometimes months...

Respiratory Therapist: influenza, personal medical question, quality multivitamin
personal medical question, quality multivitamin, type a flu: Hi Kristen, Thank you for trusting me with your personal medical question. Yeah, Flu A is going around like wildfire right now, one of the worst strains we have seen in years...and this one is a beast. Type A flu or influenza A viruses are capable of infecting...

Respiratory Therapist: PH & COPD, heart pumps blood, pulmonary hypertension
heart pumps blood, pulmonary hypertension, chronic bronchitis: Hi Paula, Thanks for trusting me with your question today. The short and simple answer is, the two diseases are completely different, yet can sometimes exist together in patients who are very ill. Pulmonary hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure...

Respiratory Therapist: Pneumonia, chest xray, lung scarring
chest xray, lung scarring, upper lobe: Hi Mary, Thank you for trusting me with your personal health-related question, and my apologies for the delay in responding to your question. Pneumonia can be a tough illness to bounce back from because it is generally a bacterial infection that attacks...

Respiratory Therapist: Pulmonary Hypertension, blood pressure measurement, systemic blood pressure
blood pressure measurement, systemic blood pressure, pulmonary artery pressure: In PH, usually the hemodynamic number we are looking at is the PAP, or the Pulmonary Artery Pressure. It refers to the pressure in the pulmonary artery (the vessels that take blood through the lungs). Like with the blood pressure measurement on your arm (systemic...

Respiratory Therapist: Quiet respiratory equipment for the home, decibel level, trach mask
decibel level, trach mask, oxygen concentrator: Hi Cindy, I can certainly sympathize with your situation. Most respiratory equipment is quite noisy, but for compressors that must run continuously it is especially bad. Many of the ones we use are also unacceptable and I do not know why more patients do...

Respiratory Therapist: URI, augmentin 875, chest x ray
augmentin 875, chest x ray, little buggers: Hi Richard, There is no reliable way to predict how quickly a Respiratory infection will run its course, as we all heal and respond to illnesses differently. Based on your symptoms, it almost sounds more like bronchitis, which is when you have junk in your...

Respiratory Therapist: depressed diaphrgm syndrom, personal medical question, non invasive ventilation
personal medical question, non invasive ventilation, carbon dioxide retention: Good morning, Thank you for trusting me with your personal medical question. This difficult to assess and treat condition depends on the severity, but to my knowledge some patients with severe diaphragmatic dysfunction require ventilatory support on a...

Respiratory Therapist: oxygen, nasal cannula, oxygen flow
nasal cannula, oxygen flow, oxygen level: Hi Copper light, The air you and I breathe contains a little bit less than 21% oxygen but of course this oxygen is extremely important. The oxygen you get through your cannula is 100% oxygen.The oxygen from your cannula and the oxygen from the air you breathe...

Respiratory Therapist: Respiratory issue., post nasal drip, personal medical questions
post nasal drip, personal medical questions, chest x ray: Hi Scott, Thanks for trusting me with your personal medical questions today. The hoarseness and pain in your throat is likely from the irritation from clearing your throat and coughing over a long period of time. It will likely only last 3-4 days, if even...

Respiratory Therapist: URI, post nasal drip, chest x ray
post nasal drip, chest x ray, occasional drinker: Hi Scott, I apologize for the delay in response; I did not see your question until today. When infection or irritation is present in the airways certain mucus producing cells may become more active in order to produce more mucus to protect the airway...

Respiratory Therapist: asthma and phoenix, symbicort inhaler, nasty illnesses
symbicort inhaler, nasty illnesses, bronchodilator: Hello Todd, I am not sure what to suggest to you. MOST people with allergies leave the Midwest to go to Arizona and the other drier western states. If you weren t already taking SINGULAIR daily, I would ask your physician about prescribing it for you....

Respiratory Therapist: Asthma and phoenix, american lung association, dust storms in arizona
american lung association, dust storms in arizona, nasty illnesses: Hi Todd, I think this question may have been sent to me by mistake (since it was addressed to Dr. Rubin) but I can certainly understand your dilemma so I will give you a few points to ponder although I know little about Arizona and the pollution there....

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing Problems, asthma inhaler, bronchodilation
asthma inhaler, bronchodilation, javasc: No problem, very glad to help! Having a trusty inhaler chamber makes all the difference in the world. Without it, you may get 10% of the dose you are puffing. WITH it, you may be getting more like 75-80% if you are using it properly. Lemme know if I can be...

Respiratory Therapist: fuel inhalation, short term memory loss, short term memory
short term memory loss, short term memory, diesel fumes: Hi Tony, You gave a little background on your situation but did not actually ask a question so I am not sure exactly what you want know, or the full extent of your exposure and problems, so I will just give you some general information covering what you...

Respiratory Therapist: Husband's breathing difficulty, congestive heart failure, personal health concerns
congestive heart failure, personal health concerns, coronary artery disease: Hello Mary, Thank you for entrusting me with your husband s personal health concerns. I will try to be as helpful as possible. As a long-term pack-a-day smoker, he may be at risk for a family of medical conditions referred to as COPD (chronic obstructive...

Respiratory Therapist: MAC lung infection, infectious disease specialist, heart palpations
infectious disease specialist, heart palpations, tuberculosis tb: Hello Theresa, I will be honest, I do not have an intinate knowledge of MAC Pneumonia, but what I do recall is that it is a unique brand of pneumonia caused by Tuberculosis (TB). Did you have TB at some point in your life? In the research I performed the...

Respiratory Therapist: About allergy related cough, allergic bronchitis, mucus production
allergic bronchitis, mucus production, acute bronchitis: Ray, I do not know the circumstances of either case so I can only guess that each doctor based his/her diagnosis on observation of your symptoms, physical assessment and what you told them. Either you had symptoms of allergy or you gave some information...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing Problem Following CABG x3, heart valve repair, pulmonary function tests
heart valve repair, pulmonary function tests, cardiac intensive care: Good Morning James, Thank you for entrusting me with your personal health related questions and concerns. I work primarilly in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, and see many CABG and heart valve repair patients every day, but I have not seen any that have...

Respiratory Therapist: Cough Assist in ventilator trach patient, ventilator patient, suction catheter
ventilator patient, suction catheter, catheter tip: Hi Kari, I am very sorry for the delay in response I did not see your question until today. I have not used any cough assist devices so I cannot speak from personal experience but from what I have read I agree that suctioning with in-line catheter tip...

Respiratory Therapist: Nasal flares, saline drops, bulb syringe
saline drops, bulb syringe, nasal congestion: Hello Heidi, As elementary as it sounds, nasal flaring is simply a common sign of difficulty breathing, and is quite common in young children who have routine nasal congestion due to cold or allergies. The first thing you should do if you notice your child...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing Problem Following CABG x3, ventricular ejection fraction, normal ejection fraction
ventricular ejection fraction, normal ejection fraction, normal left ventricular ejection fraction: Hi James, No bother at all; I will tell you what I think but have given you a couple of links below to Cardiologists that are better able to answer your specific cardiac questions. Different people seem to experience cardiac events in many different...

Respiratory Therapist: Exacerbation of Asthma, exacerbation of asthma, flare ups
exacerbation of asthma, flare ups, asthma patients: Hi Jennifer, Thanks for entrusting me with your personal medical concerns today. Asthma can be triggered by many different thing, with allergies/allergens being one of the top triggers. Some asthma patients ONLY have breathing flare-ups when exposed...

Respiratory Therapist: oxygen concentrator vs. portable pulse tanks, oxygen concentrator, oxygen tanks
oxygen concentrator, oxygen tanks, oxygen concentrators: Hi Marianne, THANK YOU for trusting me with your father s medical concerns today. I worked in Home Care for 2 years during my career, and know Home equipment very well. A few things to consider are...when using Oxygen tanks outside of the home, does he...

Respiratory Therapist: Chest Vibration, inhaled chemicals, chest specialist
inhaled chemicals, chest specialist, physian: Hi Zafar, I do not really know the nature of the vibrations you are experiencing or whether they are in the area where your infection occurred but I do know that some respiratory infections can have varied residual effects for quite a long time. If the...

Respiratory Therapist: Pulse of, oxygen saturation levels, oxygen saturations
oxygen saturation levels, oxygen saturations, skin integrity: Hi Heidi, I think your doctor is right; you should not worry about your daughter s oxygen saturation of 96%. The oxygen saturation will fluctuate somewhat during the day normally. While it may be 97-99% most of the time it is not that uncommon for it to...

Respiratory Therapist: Pulse ox, pulse ox, doctor visit
pulse ox, doctor visit, health problems: There is nothing to be concerned with. Really anything in the 90 s is fine. Normal healty people will flucuate depending on what s going on. If you were to check her while she is sleeping it would be in the low 90 s and that is compleatly normal, we all drop...

Respiratory Therapist: Shortness of breath&Rumbling Noise, personal medical questions, asthma flare
personal medical questions, asthma flare, flare ups: Good morning, THANK YOU for entrusting me with your personal medical questions and concerns. I ll cut straight to the point... Asthma is not a temporary, curable condition that will simply get better and resolve by itself naturally. Asthma is essentially...

Respiratory Therapist: Vibration on left lung, chest specialist, physian
chest specialist, physian, left lung: Depending on how bad the infection was there could be some scarring in the lung. It might take a while for that to clear up but you should have nothing to worry about, it could take up to a year before you feel completely normal again. If you don t then you...

Respiratory Therapist: shortness of breath, personal medical question, exercise regime
personal medical question, exercise regime, thyroid function: Hi Christopher, Thanks for trusting me with your personal medical question today. First things first, do you have allergies or had allergies in the past? Late summer/early Fall is prime time for allergies to flare up, so this is always possible source...

Respiratory Therapist: Asthama / Dust Allergy.
Hi Jahanzaib, I am sorry to hear about your respiratory difficulties. It sounds like the flu you experienced may have created an imbalance in your immune system and now you are more sensitive to any number of allergens and irritants that may be in...

Respiratory Therapist: Asthma/Chest Congestion.
the humidifier I sent you the link is the vicks cool air humidifier , its on amazon.com which they ship worldwide you can get it on their website. also the peak flow meter I also sent you the link its also on amazon. the first 2 pictured or the 8th picture...

Respiratory Therapist: Asthma/Dust allergy issue.
Greetings Jahanzaib! I enjoy hearing from my friends in Pakistan, it is good to know I am able to help people from around the world, so thank you for writing me today! It sounds to me like you have either the Flu or Pneumonia...here in the United States,...

Respiratory Therapist: One-sided shortness of breath
It sounds to me that it could be either muscular or possibley gerd. First of all try sleeping on 2 pillows elevated. I also suggest you try taking Prilosec which they sell over the counter. However Prilosec takes 24 hours to work. You take it for 14 days,and...

Respiratory Therapist: TIGHT CHEST -- 3 WEE COUGH
Joe, Tickling, pricking and similar sensations can occur as a result of irritation and the inflammatory process that may produce various chemical, physical, and environmental changes within and around the affected tissues that in turn affect nerves in...

Respiratory Therapist: CPT Therapy
Hi Bob, Thank you for entrusting me with your medical questions today, I will do my best to help out here. I think I ll avoid calling anyone lazy on here, but I will agree with you that it makes no sense at all to say it is more dangerous to do it...

Respiratory Therapist: At home oxygen
Hi Mike, So sorry for the delay in answering your question, I was on vacation and forgot to change my availability setting to On Vacation, so I kept getting questions and even though I wasn t checking on them. Anyway, I worked in Home Care for a couple...

Respiratory Therapist: lungs
unfortunately AFTER APERSON stops smoking it can take up to ten years before the damage shows. Stop smoking stops the further damage, but it takes time and as one ages more of the short of breath will come out. What you need is to get a copy of your pulmonary...

Respiratory Therapist: Muscle Ache or Infection?
Good evening! So sorry for the delayed response, I was on vacation and forgot to change my status to On Vacation, so the questions kept rolling in even while I was away. Anyway, it is not Uncommon to strain a muscle in the chest walls or intercostal muscles...

Respiratory Therapist: ct results
Hello Nadine, Thank you so much for reaching out to me, I hope I can be of some assistance today. It is not abnormal at all to have some signs of emphysematous changes in your chest CT if you have a smoking history. What matters more than anything is how...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing
Hi Bud, Thanks for entrusting me today with your personal health care-related question. If I understand correctly, you are wondering if your recent weight loss is contributing to your seemingly increased need for more CPAP pressure. The short, easy answer...

Respiratory Therapist: Bronchitis
Hi Marie, Thank you for entrusting me tonight with your personal health care-related question. As I understand the question, you are wondering if your on-again/off-again Bronchitis could be something else. My short answer is... Maybe, maybe not. I wish...

Respiratory Therapist: have to go back again to the doc
Hi Joe, Thanks for the update. Just remember that it takes time to heal inflammatory damage, especially if it is severe or prolonged. You will not necessarily be perfectly well by the time your medications are finished. Sometimes, the healing process...

Respiratory Therapist: symptoms came back-BRONCHITIS
Hi Jose, Dude, that picture is gross, make it go away! haha, just kidding. Much the time, we have extra thick goo like that when we are not very well hydrated. Drinks LOTS of clean water and gets LOTS of good rest. The more hydrated you are, the more...

Respiratory Therapist: Allergies and colds
Hi Sandee, In general allergies that tend to affect the respiratory system are reported to have a greater tendency to increase the severity of symptoms experienced during a cold than to increase cold frequency. Symptoms can be worse because the cold virus...

Respiratory Therapist: Cold and Cough and Adenoid Problem in Child
Kalyan, Unfortunately the problem will not go away with age. And no sprays are going to help with the issue. Oral steroids could help in the short term but will not help a lot either. Plus using steroids before any surgery can cause complications. I would...

Respiratory Therapist: had to go to the E.R.
Hi Joe, Well, that s one way to see a pulmonologist fast! While it was a scary experience I think it will be good in the end to finally put this situation under the microscope so a more effective, long-term, resolution can be be implemented. I know you...

Respiratory Therapist: PFT Results....due to shortness of breath
Hi William, Thanks for trusting me with your PFT question today. To be perfectly honest, my weakest skill is analyzing PFT s, as I do not work with them on a regular basis and have not really even seen them since my Respiratory Therapy school days. Your...

Respiratory Therapist: Smoke Inhalation
I am really shocked that the local Fire Department said the matter was out of their jurisdication. I mean seriously, what IS in their jurisdiction then? If I were a Fire MArshall and was made aware of an illegal use of a fire accelerator, I would jump at...

Respiratory Therapist: asthma
Hi Annie, I am glad that you have decided to get healthy to help improve your allergy and asthma situation; good health will be your best ally. Breathing problems are not uncommon for asthmatic runners and worse for some than others but in most cases...

Respiratory Therapist: emphysematpous changes
Hi James, As I understand it, you consulted with your doctor due to shortness of breath and subsequently had a CT scan that detected emphysematous changes and pulmonary function studies that yielded normal results. An, you indicated that you were a...

Respiratory Therapist: pulmonary lung function test
Hi Jim, I usually trust the results of an imaging test such as a CT or MRI because they cannot be tricked for better or worse by patient effort. It is very possible to have beginning stages of COPD/Emphysema and still have normal PFT values. The important...

Respiratory Therapist: scared of the flue
Hi Helen, It is not uncommon for asthma symptoms to be worse in the autumn and fall since there are lots environmental triggers, and flu and colds are more likely. And, as has happened for you, sinus problems can produce chest congestion and this can aggravate...

Respiratory Therapist: SCARED OF FLUES
Hello there! Yes, I would expect your FEV1 to suffer a little bit, as the Influenza virus is a serious pulmonary illness for everyone, but especially children and the elderly. I don t consider 60 old , but the medical establishment defines 60 as a Senior...

Respiratory Therapist: Toxic fumes
David, Acute or chronic exposure to such fumes is a danger to health and can cause long-term sensitization and potential chronic health problems in some people. Responses can be highly individual when it comes to sensitization and some people will become...

Respiratory Therapist: humidifier and vitamins for copd
The best kind to get is the vicks cool air humidier or cvs brand cool air. Only cool air as this reduces the swelling in the airway. You will fill up the basin with cold tap water and your going to add a tablespoon on tablesalt to the water. You put it...

Respiratory Therapist: Second opinion
Hi Todd, I have been out of the loop for the last week so I just wanted to say you re welcome and I hope you are feeling better. Also, I am very sorry to hear about the vision problems of your mother and sister due to histoplasmosis. Although vision...

Respiratory Therapist: spirometer ques
Hi there, A patient s Spirometry goals will always be based on their height/weight/gender variables. Without knowing your mother s detailed medical history, I can refer you to a resource that has predicted values for patients accross the board. I hope...

Respiratory Therapist: Toxic fumes
David, Thank you for the update. I wish your problem could have had a satisfying resolution but unfortunately no one seems to take this sort of thing very seriously and certainly do not seem to have a clue or a care about the danger involved. I guess...

Respiratory Therapist: wheezing
Hi Roxy, What the doctor ordered for you is exactly what I would have ordered...the oral steroid. So that will help you. The post-nasal drip by itself won t cause ANY sound alone, it is the constant coughing and throat-clearning that causes inflammation...

Respiratory Therapist: copd breathing technique
There are 2 types diaphragmatic breathing and purse lip breathing. purse lip is easier to learn click on this utube link. and you will see. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgTL5G1ibIo also this link http://www.copdfoundation.org/What-is-COPD/Living-with-COPD/Breathing-Techniques.aspx...

Respiratory Therapist: Toxic fumes
Its quite allright, the system does not keep track of questions that one answered.Perhaps if I answered this.You can then try and rate me now. Forgive the delay in my reply but this is the first time I got any notice of you trying to reach me. The system...

Respiratory Therapist: Toxic fumes
Hi David, Don t worry about leaving a numerical rating, it has been disabled because I personally find it too artificial; but, I want you to know that your kind gratitude and thoughtful persistence is far more valuable to me than any numerical rating...

Respiratory Therapist: Venti Mask and home concentrator
Hi Mark, So sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I was out of town for a week and forgot to change my Vacation settings in the AllExperts system, so it kept sending me questions that I wasn t checking while on vacation. Anyway, I worked in...

Respiratory Therapist: Mild chest pain after smoke?
Hello Anna, My first reaction in terms of precautions is to say...never, ever, ever, ever, ever burn things INSIDE your house...that is just asking for injury, property damage and possibly never-ending odor left behind. This can make your home very difficult...

Respiratory Therapist: shortness of breath for 6 months now
You are certainly welcome, I love using my background to potentially help others free of cost. BTW, the dry cough with nothing coming up is also very COPDish, because the cilia hairs in our trachea that help sweep mucus up and out get essentially burnt out...

Respiratory Therapist: Prescibed (3) different inhalers
Hello Robert, The regimen you doctor currently has you on is pretty much the Gold Standard order set for a COPD patient. While I understand that one size fits all philosophy should not necessarily be the rule of the day in relation to patient care...

Respiratory Therapist: protective wear
Hi Brian, Excellent question! I don t get too many questions regarding work-related/environmental respiratory concerns, so I always enjoy when I do get them. The best, most cost-friendly mask would be a box of disposable Activated Carbon respirator...

Respiratory Therapist: Daytime apnea like symptoms
Hi Eric, THANK YOU for entrusting me with your interesting medical question today! Lemme see if I can help. So I assume you mean can you experience apnea while awake, not asleep, in the daytime. Yes is not entirely common, but it is possible. This is...

Respiratory Therapist: I dont know what is going on
Then it could be anxiety. Providing you dida complete cardio testing which means treadmill, echo cardiogram. If pft pulmonary function test normal then it could be anxiety. You might want to try Ativan 0.1mg. to relax, its very mild, and works great for...

Respiratory Therapist: Can you help me in finding out what is going on?
What I can tell you is what many of those symptoms have in common are conditions like seasonal pneumonia or bronchitis. Patients with Pneumonia often don t just have straight respiratory symptoms, but can also feel sick in general. But I would seek out another...

Respiratory Therapist: Bronchitis and Flu Diagnosis?
Bronchitis can last up to 3 to 4 weeks, and can really knock the hell out of someone making them very tired. First of all since she had severe spasms like that, she should be on antibiotics especially if the mucous out of her nose and throat is yellow or...

Respiratory Therapist: double flu?
Hi Jennifer, It certainly IS possible, I was actually watching a local news story last night on the Flu A Mutated Strain which I am also currently getting over. The news story said the strain actually HAS been reported in the same patients more than once...

Respiratory Therapist: Isocyanate Bronchitis
Because I have never personally heard of this and it is an occupational exposure, I would refer this question to Poison Control. 1 (800) 222-1222 American Association of Poison Control Centers Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Languages: English...

Respiratory Therapist: Possible COPD
Hi Cori, I am SO sorry about my delay in responding, still trying to get my AOL email to stop sending certain emails to the Spam box. It s an ongoing battle. So in regards to your question re: COPD, it is not abnormal at all to have normal oxygen levels...

Respiratory Therapist: Possible COPD
Pneumonia and since it was caught due to hypoxia is a sign that she most probably is getting the copd. She still needs and should have the test. When doctors just say her lungs are clear, maybe now the test cant tell you if she has any low values that are...

Respiratory Therapist: COPD
To me, it sounds like classic paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PND), which refers to attacks of severe shortness of breath and coughing that generally occur at night. It usually awakens the person from sleep, and may be quite frightening. Though simple orthopnea...

Respiratory Therapist: COPD
The quick and easy answer to your question is No, she is not right. A smoking history is not a guarantee that you will have COPD one day. Also, simply being around second-hand smoke also does not guarantee COPD, though surely is can only increase you chances...

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Respiratory Therapist: Breathing difficulty in teens
Hello Lanz, Thank you for reaching out to me regarding your breathing problems! My first inclination is to say that I will not be able to tell you whether or not your physicians are right or wrong, because I am not a physician myself and cannot claim to...

Respiratory Therapist: Smokers cough
Hi Debra, Thank you for entrusting me with these questions today, these are actually a few of the most common questions I field both online and in daily hospital interactions. While tan mucus is definitely not normal for the average person, it is common...

Respiratory Therapist: Is this dyspnoea?
It doesn t sound like Dyspnea to me, it sounds more tlike a general intolerance to standing. I would see a Chiropractor and find out if your body needs a little bit of realignment to improve your posture, which would improve your tolerance to standing for...

Respiratory Therapist: spit mucus after snuff shampoo scent
I will be honest, this is a very unique situation. I can t say that I know what the reason is for it, but it sounds to me like you may have an allergy of some sort to ingredients in the shampoos you have chosen. I have never heard of this happening before...

Respiratory Therapist: Article quotes needed
Hi, While I do not have any exact recipes for making the cleaning products. You would have to find some websites that does. You can explain, while Asthma differs from one person to another. There are asthmatics who cannot tolerate any strong odors especially...

Respiratory Therapist: Two incidence of bronchial illness in a row
Hello, First off, thank you for entrusting me with your personal health concerns. I will do my best to assist you. Based on the normal xray and unremarkable sputum sample test, it doesn t appear to be an illness to be concerned much with. Odds are you had...

Respiratory Therapist: Alpha 1
Hi Jay, Let me first say, I am terribly sorry to hear of your father s unfortunate diagnoses. Having advanced COPD is tough enough, but to hear Alpha-1 on top of it is particularly heart-breaking to hear. It sounds like you ve done your research so far,...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing issue
Hi Enzo, Thank you for trusting me with your personal health concerns today. I am not a physician, so I cannot say anything that would conflict with what your physician already told you. But, my first thought right away was allergies. I would ask your physician...

Respiratory Therapist: chronic coughing
mANY TIMES having a chronic cough or cough that wont go away may be sign of emphysema. You need to have a pulmonary function test its a simple test which you blow into a machine. They then spray a bronchodilator in your mouth and you retake the test to...

Respiratory Therapist: persistent cough
Hi Jake, Thank you trusting me with your person medical concerns today. While I am not a physician and cannot make anything resembling a disagnosis, I can at least give you some advice. My first instinct is it sounds like some form of allergy. Do you have...

Respiratory Therapist: COPD?
Hi Amy, A 39-year-old COPDer? That is VERY young to be disagnosed with COPD. As a disease, COPD is not curable but it highly treatable. Patients with COPD can often have their sypmptoms treated with maintenance and rescue inhalers as wellas a healthy...

Respiratory Therapist: inquiry
Jeff, I understand your concern, but you may be stereotyping a bit. It may in fact just be simple seasonal allergies. I have allergies and I am not gay nor do I have the HIV virus. IF he DID have HIV or full-blown AIDS virus, he WOULD certainly be more...

Respiratory Therapist: Chronic cough for 4 months
Hi Barry, Thank you so much for entrusting me with your personal health concerns today. So sorry to hear you re not feeling well, but you have given me abundant information to consider, which always helps. Without knowing your complete medical history,...

Respiratory Therapist: Abnormal Spirometry w/ Non-Allergic Rhinitis?, non allergic rhinitis, nonallergic rhinitis
non allergic rhinitis, nonallergic rhinitis, cough reflex: According to my medical director, a patient who has asthma will often develop a worsening of their condition when they have a cold. So based on that philosphy (Maybe it is a stretch) I think it is possible for you to have a decreased spirometry reading from...

Respiratory Therapist: Air Conditioners and allergies, molds and dust, don crosby
molds and dust, don crosby, mold spores: Hi Donald, I just answered a similar question about air conditioners, so hopefully that same info will help you, if not, feel free to send me another question. Air conditioners get rid of allergens such as pollen, indoor molds and dust mites. Dust mites...

Respiratory Therapist: Air Purifier, allergy web, ionic pro air purifier
allergy web, ionic pro air purifier, washable filter: The products that I know will work are units with a HEPA type filter. You can buy these for a central unit, but a stand alone unit for one room seems to work the best. I would find one with a washable filter and a capacity equal to your room size. Anything...

Respiratory Therapist: Airborne Allergies, airborne allergens, airborne allergies
airborne allergens, airborne allergies, allergist: Hi Glenn, I really can t help with this question. I don t know anything about air filters/purifiers. I ve never used one, but I ve heard both good and bad about them. My guess would be to ask around, or ask your doctor- especially an allergist. They should...

Respiratory Therapist: Albuterol, albuterol inhaler, asthma attack
albuterol inhaler, asthma attack, having faith: I don t really think it would be dangerous, but it could lose its effectiveness (Which actually could be dangerous). This is particularly true if it is exposed to light. You don t want to get caught at home with a more serious attack and have a possibly ineffective...

Respiratory Therapist: Allergies or Asthma, seasonal allergies, tightness in the chest
seasonal allergies, tightness in the chest, difficulty in breathing: Greetings! Hi Janeshyana, First of all try to findout the reason for ur allergy therfore u could avoid.Has you are aware Prevention is better then Cure.Having said that since u fell ur chest is tight and finding difficult to breath , Consult your physician...

Respiratory Therapist: Allergies = Breathing difficulty?, left nostril, allergy medication
left nostril, allergy medication, asthma treatment: The Singulair won t help you until you have taken it for 3-4 weeks. If the pulmonary testing at your allergist was clear, it may be anxiety. Do you notice any changes that might correspond with your mood? Your age and history would help eliminate heart problems...

Respiratory Therapist: Allergies = Breathing problems?, left nostril, allergy medication
left nostril, allergy medication, asthma treatment: Hi Sam, Thank you for your question. First of all, Singulair is a maintenence medication. It needs to be taken everyday for a while before it will take effect. It s not used for emergency or sudden breathing problems. It helps to prevent problems and keep...

Respiratory Therapist: Allergies dry cough and medications, lung function test, dry cough
lung function test, dry cough, acid reflex: I don t suggest stopping the medication without consulting your physician. Asthma can be deadly and not taking medication is the top cause. Singulair is a mediation that treats allergies as well as asthma. You might talk with your pharmacist when your supply...

Respiratory Therapist: Allergies and shortness of breath, peak flow meter, pulmonary function test
peak flow meter, pulmonary function test, resting heart rate: It sounds like it could be asthma. It might be possible to have a pulmonary function test done during a time when he is not having one of these events and then repeat it when he is. The comparison would likely be helpful. Of course the physician would need...

Respiratory Therapist: Allergies?, seasonal allergies, runny nose
seasonal allergies, runny nose, referral: Sounds like allergies. You have 3 options: 1. Go to your local pharmacy and try the latest over the counter medication (Good 1st choice for seasonal allergies) 2. Go to you physician and ask for a prescription or 3. (May need a referral for this one - check...

Respiratory Therapist: Anti-histamines and prolonged usage affecting immune system., antigens and antibodies, computer hardware repair
antigens and antibodies, computer hardware repair, anti histamines: I suspect that any possible progession from allergy into a cold would be because - when we have allergy problems we wipe the nose and eyes quite often. This offers a great opportunity to transfer a cold virus from a hand to the respiratory tract. Nea...

Respiratory Therapist: Asthma, chest x ray, allergist immunologist
chest x ray, allergist immunologist, upper respiratory infection: I would suggest being screened by a allergist/immunologist - a physician who routinely treats asthma. Our medical director does an annual public free screening here, I am guessing that you might call around your area hospitals and locate such an event close...

Respiratory Therapist: Asthma & Exercise, asthma exercise, bathroom scales
asthma exercise, bathroom scales, lifting weights: Walking is always a great exercise for almost anyone. Combine that with a twice a week weight lifting session for the best calorie burning. You may need some guidance on the weight lifting part though. You don t want to do these exercise wrong and risk injury....

Respiratory Therapist: aerosol, albuterol inhalation aerosol, albuterol inhalation
albuterol inhalation aerosol, albuterol inhalation, hospital pharmacist: Hi Ron, First of all, I d like to appologize for the delay. I worked all weekend, and we were very busy, so it was hard to find the time to answer your question. I have no idea what the effect would be. I only deal with new inhalers here in the hospital....

Respiratory Therapist: albuterol dosage calucations, dose vials, albuterol
dose vials, albuterol, treatment time: You are both right. The patient will get 2.5 mg either way. The difference is that using 2 unit dose containers will result in double the dilutent. If you use a dropper to add 2.5 mg to the unit dose, you will have half of the dilutent. Which is best depends...

Respiratory Therapist: allergic tpye question, pollen grains, shock treatment
pollen grains, shock treatment, running nose: Hai Priyanka, No one knows why one s sensitivity to allergens is better then the other,So once you come in contact with a allergen you tend to have a chain of reactions. The Effects or reaction can be cold,running nose,change of voice or rarely anaphylatic...

Respiratory Therapist: allergies and air conditioners, molds and dust, don crosby
molds and dust, don crosby, indoor molds: Hello Don, Air conditioners get rid of allergens such as pollen, indoor molds and dust mites. Dust mites like moisture and high humidity. Cutting down the humidity in your home can cut down the number of mites. Air-conditioning can help. It allows windows...

Respiratory Therapist: allergy and environment, asthma attack, msnbc
asthma attack, msnbc, air pollution: Hello Fahima Zayed, Yes, it has been shown that pollution aggravates allergies. Actually, a lot of things can trigger allergies; it just depends on how sensitive a person is, and what they are allergic to. I ve seen people get an asthma attack or allergic...

Respiratory Therapist: allergy shots, allergy shots, tanning beds
allergy shots, tanning beds, cancer risk: I am not aware of any risks associated with allergy shots mixed with tanning bed use. Of course tanning beds run their own set of risks - short term is pink eye (conjunctivitis) contracted from sharing eye protection and the long term is wrinkles and skin...

Respiratory Therapist: allergy, hay fever, local hospital
hay fever, local hospital, allergens: The itching is very likely a symptom of hay fever. You will need to see a physician who specializes in allergies. A phone book would be a good place to start or check with the local hospital - they often have a physician listing according to their specialty....

Respiratory Therapist: als & a vent, second hand smoke, liquid oxygen
second hand smoke, liquid oxygen, smoke exposure: Juanita, I have bad news - no one is ever safe around smoke. Second hand smoke kills 3,000 people a year from cancer alone. Even more second hand smokers die via heart disease. Many other causes add to the statistics. Another note - kids exposed to smoke...

Respiratory Therapist: antihistamine, alcohol alcohol, alcohol drink
alcohol alcohol, alcohol drink, driving accidents: I sure can t go against a warning label. Especially on this topic. I just don t know the answer. Personally, I would just skip the alcohol. Alcohol is not necessary and it has quite a few risks: addiction, liver damage, driving/accidents. It also increases...

Respiratory Therapist: asthama physio, spinal colum, chest physiotherapy
spinal colum, chest physiotherapy, chest congestion: Hello Nasreen, Chest Physiotherapy, or CPT, is often administered to people who have chest congestion or mucous. The CPT helps the person to move the mucous up thier airway, making it easier for them to cough it out. At the hospital we use machines that vibrate...

Respiratory Therapist: asthma, long periods of time, asthma treatment
long periods of time, asthma treatment, well sex: Hi Jon, Well..... sex is like exercise. So, you should work with your doctor to manage your asthma so that you can exercise for longer periods of time. It is very important to stay in communication with your doctor and to monitor your asthma treatment so...

Respiratory Therapist: asthma?, respitory infections, air ways
respitory infections, air ways, slow response: First let me appologize for my slow response. It sounds like they may be headed in that direction. But things could change as they grow up. My daughter used to run too hard and then cough to the point of nearly thowing up. She has since outgrown the cough...

Respiratory Therapist: asthma, heart disease cancer, pulmonary function test
heart disease cancer, pulmonary function test, asthma problems: Asthma is a disease that can be triggered by the same substances as allergies, dust, pollen, etc.. You might try this website for more info: http://www.aaaai.org/patients/publicedmat/tips/indoorallergens.stm So why is it worse in the mornings? Could be...

Respiratory Therapist: not asthma? then what could it be, ear nose and throat specialists, asthma rhinitis
ear nose and throat specialists, asthma rhinitis, diagnosis of asthma: A person can have allergies (which can cause drainage) and not have asthma. The allergies can flair up during rainy periods because of mold or etc.. It could be that the mold that irritates you is more prevalent during periods of rain. The big question...

Respiratory Therapist: asthma, exercise induced asthma, allergy specialist
exercise induced asthma, allergy specialist, respiratory therapist: Hi Shelley, First of all, I d like to appologize for the delay in answering your question. My computer crashed and I was unable to access the internet for quite some time. In answer to your question, I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose your problem....

Respiratory Therapist: I have had athsma since I..., albuteral, sicknesses
albuteral, sicknesses, slow response: Gina, Sorry for the slow response - had some computer problems. More that likely the croup caused a flair up in your asthma. Often when people get colds or other sicknesses, it will make the airways more sensitive/hyperresponsive. I cannot give you a...

Respiratory Therapist: Blunting of the CP angle, cp angle, x rays
cp angle, x rays, second opinion: There is just too much that I don t know about your case to come up with an answer. But I do know that you are entitled to finding a second opinion about your condition. You medical records belong to you and you can have them copied and sent to another physician...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing, learning to breath, ribcage
learning to breath, ribcage, diaphram: Hi Mike, First of all, I would like to appologize for the delay in answering your question. There was a problem with the All Experts web site for a couple of days, and I could not answer your question. You are correct- during normal breathing your ribcage...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing through mouth, not nose..., prescription meds, breathing method
prescription meds, breathing method, mouth breathing: Don t feel bad about some mouth breathing. But too much can cause some dental problems. Also, your nose is designed to filter, humidify and warm the air. So you are making a good choice. I would start with over the counter medications that your pharmacist...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing Problem, acid reflux disease, wierd noises
acid reflux disease, wierd noises, breathing problem: My guess is the same as the opinion of the physician you saw. It sounds like GERD. I really cannot offer anything other than a little information. I found a web site that you could explore: www.gerd.com Sorry I cannot be of more assistance. Nea...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing problem question, structure of the lungs, pulmonary function test
structure of the lungs, pulmonary function test, cardiac enzymes: I don t quite understand the difference between type and name of tests. So I can give you a list of some tests that would be run and a brief description. Perhaps you can use the description for the type. Pulmonary Function Test - Tests lung function Chem...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing problem question, arterial blood gas, chest x rays
arterial blood gas, chest x rays, pulmonary function test: It s not that simple. There are many tests that would be run and they would all be based on what the patient tells the doctor in answer to his/her questions. Here s a list of SOME tests that MIGHT be done: History and Physical from the patient Basic...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing problem, intense workout, wheez
intense workout, wheez, breathing problem: Hi Kristy, I have never heard of anything like this before. Did you have any of your testing done during one of these episodes? How about a holter monitor (a device that you wear for 24 hours to montior your heart)? One other test that you could try would...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing,, chronic lung diseases, liquid medication
chronic lung diseases, liquid medication, breathing treatment: Hello Sam, Thank you for your question. First of all, it might help if I explain what a breathing treatment, or nebulizer, is and how it works. A breathing treatment is a liquid medication that is nebulized and delivered, usually with oxygen, so that...

Respiratory Therapist: blood gases, oxygen dissociation curve, oxygen molecules
oxygen dissociation curve, oxygen molecules, blood gases: Dan, I am at home away from my CPAP book, but I will try to remember as much as I can. Feel free to email me at work if you wish at neal.okerson@kctcs.edu if this seems confusing. As you probably know, the plasma is just a pass through area for oxygen...

Respiratory Therapist: breathing and flu's, parotid gland, phobias
parotid gland, phobias, tonsils: Hello Marj, It sounds like you need to go and see your doctor right away. I m not a doctor and I cannot diagnose your symptoms, but they sound serious, and you should seek medical treatment right away. I don t mean to scare you, but I ve seen a lot of people...

Respiratory Therapist: breathing problems - 26 year old male, submandibular lymph nodes, barium swallow
submandibular lymph nodes, barium swallow, lung function test: Hi Patrick, First of all, I d like to appologize for not responding in a timely manner. I had computer problems and I couldn t check my email. Wow, you are really in a bind with your healthcare system. OK, I am NOT a doctor, so I cannot diagnose you....

Respiratory Therapist: breathing troubles, yoga postures, yoga students
yoga postures, yoga students, rigorous exercise: Tamara, I suggest a test called an exercise stress test. It will measure your maximum oxygen uptake. This is a function of how well your lungs are working. Breathing is half of lung function, the other half is getting good gas exchange with the blood. The...

Respiratory Therapist: breathing, tingling in arms and legs, tingling in arms
tingling in arms and legs, tingling in arms, typical causes: Her symptoms sound consistent with hyperventilation which means that she is breathing too much. I also agree with you that it is easier said than done to not breathe as much. Is she anxious or nervous? These are typical causes for hyperventilation....

Respiratory Therapist: bronchitis, antibiotic doxycycline, ambifed
antibiotic doxycycline, ambifed, cigarette smoke: Kay, Hopefully you will see some improvement within a couple of days of starting your antibiotic (Doxycycline). If you were in the hospital, your physician might offer oxygen to help. That is more difficult to arrange at home. Also, by the time you arranged...

Respiratory Therapist: Cardiopilmonary renal anatomy and physiology, renal anatomy, anatomy and physiology
renal anatomy, anatomy and physiology, lung fluids: In reverse order: Surfactant decreases the surface tension of the lung fluids. Generally airway patency is maintained by cilia (and less peripherally - cough). If pressure is constant, then a decreased radius will extend the time required. If time...

Respiratory Therapist: Chronic Hyperventilaton, arterial blood gas, true vertigo
arterial blood gas, true vertigo, emotional stimulation: I wouldn t be overly concerned about the yawning. Normal is 6-7 times per hour. It is a physical response (We don t know what actually triggers it.)which stimulates some of the lungs cells to produce a chemical that makes breathing easier. A relatively...

Respiratory Therapist: COPD treatments, lung volume reduction, volume reduction surgery
lung volume reduction, volume reduction surgery, lung volume reduction surgery: Hi John, Thank you for your question. I hope that I can answer it adequately. If not, please feel free to ask me another question. I know that sometimes by providing information, it can fuel more questions. There is a new medication on the market called...

Respiratory Therapist: Coal smoke?, coal smoke, smoke inhalation
coal smoke, smoke inhalation, coal fire: I have had several people tell me that when the quit burning their woods stoves their children s breathing problems went away. I feel that coal smoke is more irritating than wood smoke. Here s what happens: The airway leading into your lungs are made up...

Respiratory Therapist: Cold, post nasal drip, sinus infection
post nasal drip, sinus infection, nose drops: It sounds like a cold. Try to drink plenty of fluids. It may last another week. If the mucus gets consistently thick and yellow in color, then it may have progressed into a sinus infection. At that point, it would be time to phone your physician. Antibiotics...

Respiratory Therapist: Constant Chest Tightness, foot cramps, long periods of time
foot cramps, long periods of time, asthma information: Hello Holly, Unfortunately Respiratory Therapists do not treat chronic hyperventilation syndrome. Your best bet for doctors would probably be a Pulmonologist- a doctor specializing in pulmonary and respiratory diseases. Of course you may already know this...

Respiratory Therapist: Cough!, chest xray, chronic bronchitis
chest xray, chronic bronchitis, sputum: Gray sputum is expected with smoking. The gray color is the presence of tar and other contaminants from smoke. Also the cells in the airway that make the sputum have increased in number. 75% of smokers developed chronic bronchitis - a disease where large amounts...

Respiratory Therapist: Coughing, chronic lung diseases, chronic lung disease
chronic lung diseases, chronic lung disease, sinus drainage: Hi Dan, Thank you for your question. Coughing is a very general symptom that can be applied to so many different diseases, that it s surprising to most people. Coughing can be caused by everything from allergies, colds, sinus infections, and flu, to more...

Respiratory Therapist: calcifications, chest xray, augmenton
chest xray, augmenton, small claims court: Lori, I am afraid that I cannot help you with the source of your calcifications. I did a little internet research and it appears that there are many different causes. I would contact the office of the interpreting physician and ask if they might accept...

Respiratory Therapist: chest wall binder, restrictive lung disease, interstitial lung disease
restrictive lung disease, interstitial lung disease, benefite: this this is given in book crofton and douglas but to understand my answer u will be to understand abt restrictive lungs disease briefly i m explaining that restrictive lung disease means restriction in respiration eiether by external comression on internal...

Respiratory Therapist: copd, many different things, sence
many different things, sence: Hi Sharon, COPD is a complex disease process. Can you be a little more sepcific in your question? There are so many different things that I can mention here- too many for this response. If you could narrow it down some, I d be more than happy to help. ...

Respiratory Therapist: My cough!, cough reflex, codeine syrup
cough reflex, codeine syrup, doggy day care: Lissa, I would guess that it is caused from your cold. Our medical director one mentioned that the cough reflex often becomes more sensitive when a person gets a cold. My oldest daughter is this way. She gets a cold and coughs like crazy - and she does not...

Respiratory Therapist: Dog Dander, persistent dry cough, chest x ray
persistent dry cough, chest x ray, chest breathing: Hi Jerry, There are other medications out there besides claritin. I suggest you see an allergist. They can help you find a medication that will work for you. There s really not much else to it. You have to just try medications and see which one works. ...

Respiratory Therapist: Drinking alcohol while taking allergy vaccine, alcohol is a depressant, nora nora
alcohol is a depressant, nora nora, mental alertness: Nora, The only thing I can find is a precaution listed for Zyrtec about a reduction in alertness . Zyrtec will cause some reduction in alertness or in other words - it will make you sleepy. Since alcohol is a depressant, it is not advisable to combine...

Respiratory Therapist: Dx of atelectasis and pleral effusion, d dimer, yellow mucus
d dimer, yellow mucus, pencil eraser: Christine, Most likely, the pleural effusion is causing the atelectasis. What happens is the pleural effusion causes the lungs to be collapsed (in this case a small amount). Uninflated lung is called atelectasis. This means that is does not ventilate and...

Respiratory Therapist: diaphragm, accessory muscles, diaphragm
accessory muscles, diaphragm, ribs: Normally the diaphragm movement produces bout 70% of a breath. During exercise it only produces about 30%. Accessory muscles do the rest. To answer your question - it may vary according to the individual. but, I would think that most people would produce movement...

Respiratory Therapist: difficulty breathing, gasritis, many different things
gasritis, many different things, gilbert syndrome: Hello Hannah, Thank you for your question. There a so many different things that can cause shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. There are many factors involved and it is impossible for me to be able to tell you what is causing your problem. You really...

Respiratory Therapist: My EcoQuest experience, family pet, sharper image
family pet, sharper image, asthma: Patti, I am glad you found a product you are happy with! I will certainly take your experience to heart. I have heard a lot of advertising for the EcoQuest. The loaner machine sounds like a great idea. That is where the proof is - when you plug the machine...

Respiratory Therapist: experience questions, gadsden high school, sleep labs
gadsden high school, sleep labs, therapist work: Sorry for the slow response. I wanted to have time to consider my answers! I enjoy my career because it allows me to do many different tasks during the day. We do many breathing treatments in may different locations as well as ventilator checks and various...

Respiratory Therapist: Fio2 and ABG interpretation, abg interpretation, nasal cannula
abg interpretation, nasal cannula, oxygen mask: The easy one to answer is the venturi - it is written on the mask. Cannulas run 24%, 28%, 32%, 36%, 40% and 44% respectively with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 liters of oxygen. These are estimates because the actual percent will vary with breathing pattern and...

Respiratory Therapist: Air Purifier, blueair, hepa filter
Respiratory Therapist: Air Purifier, blueair, hepa filter, consumer report

Respiratory Therapist: Allergies = Breathing difficulty?, chest area, medical doctor
Respiratory Therapist: Allergies = Breathing difficulty?, chest area, medical doctor, chiropractor

Respiratory Therapist: Allergies = Breathing problems?, apena, last two months
Respiratory Therapist: Allergies = Breathing problems?, apena, last two months, diagnosis

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing problem, cooldown, weird thing
Respiratory Therapist: Breathing problem, cooldown, weird thing, asthma

Respiratory Therapist: breathing problems - 26 year old male, asthma symptoms, stomach acid
Respiratory Therapist: breathing problems - 26 year old male, asthma symptoms, stomach acid, vascular problem

Respiratory Therapist: Constant Chest Tightness, seminars, fly
Respiratory Therapist: Constant Chest Tightness, seminars, fly, nexxium

Respiratory Therapist: half paralyzed diaphragm, xray, diaphragm
Respiratory Therapist: half paralyzed diaphragm, xray, diaphragm, sinus allergies

Respiratory Therapist: How important is breathing through the nose in exercise?, asking this question
Respiratory Therapist: How important is breathing through the nose in exercise?, asking this question

Respiratory Therapist: Marijuana's Effects on the Respiratory System, lung cancer rates, motivational effect
Respiratory Therapist: Marijuana's Effects on the Respiratory System, lung cancer rates, motivational effect, marijuana users

Respiratory Therapist: Oxygen levels in blood, pulse ox, hemoglobinopathy
Respiratory Therapist: Oxygen levels in blood, pulse ox, hemoglobinopathy, litters

Respiratory Therapist: oxygen sat levels, buffer system, paco2
Respiratory Therapist: oxygen sat levels, buffer system, paco2, alkalosis

Respiratory Therapist: PaO2/FiO2, clinical manifestations, partial pressure of oxygen
Respiratory Therapist: PaO2/FiO2, clinical manifestations, partial pressure of oxygen, o2

Respiratory Therapist: Reactions to Anesthesia, stent insertion, kidney stone
Respiratory Therapist: Reactions to Anesthesia, stent insertion, kidney stone, anesthesia

Respiratory Therapist: Respiratory acidosis, patient ventilator, cells tissues
Respiratory Therapist: Respiratory acidosis, patient ventilator, cells tissues, oxygen therapy

Respiratory Therapist: Respiratory Theapist jobs, memphis
Respiratory Therapist: Respiratory Theapist jobs, memphis

Respiratory Therapist: RT Volunteer Oportunities, public health professionals, volunteer units
Respiratory Therapist: RT Volunteer Oportunities, public health professionals, volunteer units, mrc

Respiratory Therapist: Throat irritation, sign of asthma, morning watch
Respiratory Therapist: Throat irritation, sign of asthma, morning watch, allergist

Respiratory Therapist: venous blood gas test, gas leak, cohg
Respiratory Therapist: venous blood gas test, gas leak, cohg

Respiratory Therapist: An future Respiratory Theripist to the best Respiratory Theripist, respiratory theripist, sleep labs
respiratory theripist, sleep labs, average salary: Sorry for the delay, I have been out at the FOCUS convention. 1. As a therapist? I enjoy moving from one room/area to another. It is boring sitting in one spot all day. 2. Like any job it has good days and bad. 3. Associate degree 2 - yrs. 4. Typically...

Respiratory Therapist: Help! I need to know..., second hand smoke, definate answer
second hand smoke, definate answer, chest pains: Hello NH, First of all, I am not a doctor. I am a Respiratory Therapist, which basically means I follow the orders written by a doctor to deliver therapy to patients with breathing problems. You asked if your symptoms would be considered shortness...

Respiratory Therapist: HyperInflated, cystic fibrosis, arched back
cystic fibrosis, arched back, physical therapist: Sammy, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. School is pretty demanding at this point in the semester. Honestly I do not know any way to get rid of either condition. You might inquire with a physical therapist about the arched back. I cannot...

Respiratory Therapist: half paralyzed diaphragm, paralyzed diaphragm, accessory muscles
paralyzed diaphragm, accessory muscles, exercise levels: Kreg, My gut reaction (Nothing professional here) is that the best way to find out how a partially paralyzed diaphragm would affect exercise is to have a pulmonary stress test. It is like a stress test except that your lung function is studied closely during...

Respiratory Therapist: Incentive Spirometer, incentive spirometer, high altitude
incentive spirometer, high altitude, good shape: I don t think it would help much. I would stick with performing the actual exercise (In this case walking with a load on you back). The best way to adapt to high altitude is to be there for several hours per day. Not so easy to arrange though. Even just sleeping...

Respiratory Therapist: How important is breathing through the nose in exercise?, central bridge, air i breath
central bridge, air i breath, combat sports: My opinion is that it is relatively insignificant. This would be especially true during a match/fight since it is primarily anaerobic. This would be the least of my concerns in your occupation. You could be shortening your productive life. My example:...

Respiratory Therapist: Kid wheezes a bit when sick, doc says asthma, allergy induced asthma, halloween virus
allergy induced asthma, halloween virus, asthma asthma: Hi Bob, A lot of asthma patients only get asthma attacks when they are sick. A lot of times asthma can be triggered by colds or other illnesses. So, yes, your son could very well have asthma. Asthma can affect different people in different ways. Some...

Respiratory Therapist: Low oxygen office, room air filter, bells and whistles
room air filter, bells and whistles, oxygen level: How has the oxygen level been measured and what is the %? For a building to have a low oxygen level three things would have to happen: 1. The building would need to be sealed air tight. 2. The building would not have any air exchange from the HVAC system....

Respiratory Therapist: Lung problems, pulmonary function test, kidney stone
pulmonary function test, kidney stone, smoking female: Sharla, I am afraid I will learn more from reading your question than you will learn from my answers. But I will give you my opinion. I don t think you need to worry about cancer. Your physician would have to answer the other questions. There are a lot...

Respiratory Therapist: loss of voice..., post nasal drip, long term solution
post nasal drip, long term solution, loss of voice: Reed, Sorry for the slow response! Your best long-term solution will be to see an allergist. You can be tested to see what allergens are affecting you and an appropriate treatment choice can be made. I went through the process about a year ago and have...

Respiratory Therapist: lung pain, pulminary embolism, lung pain
pulminary embolism, lung pain, breath problem: Greetings Hi Niki, Thanks for the question ,To confirm this need to undergo dianostic procedure like what you underwent previous admission in your hospital. If not Just under the diagostic procedure to rule out PE.But having said that since u say...

Respiratory Therapist: Marijuana's Effects on the Respiratory System, hunger argument, cigarette smokers
hunger argument, cigarette smokers, tobacco smokers: If the 1982 study had been disproved, you would have surely heard about it! Honestly I don t know of any benefits. The cancer/hunger argument doesn t hold water. According to my local pharmacists there are medications that don t have the risk that marijuana...

Respiratory Therapist: Minimal blunting of the CP angle, chest x ray, cp angle
chest x ray, cp angle, coughing up blood: Go see a different doctor! Any time you are coughing up blood (hemoptysis), there is something wrong. Your doctor should not be telling you to not worry. Instead he/she should be trying to find out why there is blood in your lungs or airway. As far as...

Respiratory Therapist: Mold Concern, throat ailments, musty basement
throat ailments, musty basement, consistant basis: If it smells, then you probably have at least some mold. Here are a couple of links to find more info: http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/ts/IAQ/Got_Mold.html Here is a couple of links to products that sounds good. I am not recommending these specific products,...

Respiratory Therapist: Mold Concern, throat ailments, musty basement
throat ailments, musty basement, consistant basis: Hello Neal, Thank you for your question. I d like to appologize for taking so long to respond. My computer crashed on me and I have not been able to access the internet for a while. Mold is a serious and dangerous problem that can cause illness. Often...

Respiratory Therapist: medic alert bracelet, blood gases, asthma attack
blood gases, asthma attack, medical alert bracelet: Hi Alix, Thank you for your question. A medical alert bracelet is just what it implies. It speaks for you when you can t. It allows first responders (paramedics, ER personel) to know your medical history and give them a head start on your care. I m not a...

Respiratory Therapist: What are the myths and facts of Cold, Pneumonia, and Sore throat?, core body temperature, open heart surgery
core body temperature, open heart surgery, weather exposure: My opinion is that back in the days of poorly heated homes and covered wagons, people were exposed to cold for longer periods of time and their food intake was more sporadic. This combination could affect the immune system in a negative way. I do not think...

Respiratory Therapist: Nasal phlegm, steam inhalation, micro organism
steam inhalation, micro organism, natural defence: Greetings! Hi Mo, Well i do know how u feel ,I have gone through it.Phelgm is a natural defence mechanism which by means assist in muco cilary transport mechanism thereby cleaning up the micro organism. To remove these secretions do some humdification...

Respiratory Therapist: nasal polyps, nasal polyps, nasal cavity
nasal polyps, nasal cavity, budecort: ok u have not written it since when .ok no matter it is disease of nose mucosae in nasal cavity ansd sinuses its treatment of choice is oral and topical steroid in oral take prednisolone below 1 mgkg wt for seven days then tapper the doseslowly till 3 wks...

Respiratory Therapist: Occasional painful breathing, pulmonary function tests, several attacks
pulmonary function tests, several attacks, lung capacity: Under normal conditions our lungs slide against the inside of our rib cage as our lungs inflate and deflate. There are two layers of tissue (called pleura) that actually make contact with fluid between them. When one of these layers gets irritated it causes...

Respiratory Therapist: Odd breathing problems, coughing mucus, thick blood
coughing mucus, thick blood, nasal sprays: You might try seeing a physician who specializes in allergies and asthma. You can locate this type of physician through your yellow pages or on this website: http://www.aaaai.org/patients.stm On the menu at the left side of the page is a link to use for...

Respiratory Therapist: Ongoing chest infection, full blood test, niaid nih
full blood test, niaid nih, faleraki: I think you need to make another visit to the doctor. What did the doctor tell you about the small amount of fluid still in my chest, and saids it could be sinitus. ? Did the doctor recommend any follow up? Here s a web site that explains the basics...

Respiratory Therapist: Oxygen levels in blood, medulla oblongata, pulse oximeter
medulla oblongata, pulse oximeter, oxygen sensors: In general we like to keep patients around 90%. Your supplemental oxygen needs may vary with your activity level. While sitting at a desk you would need less supplemental oxygen to maintain this level than you would while walking. The 90% comes from a...

Respiratory Therapist: Oxygen Therapy, oxygen level, oxygen therapy
oxygen level, oxygen therapy, oxygen levels: I would consult with the physician about this. Sometimes oxygen is needed to ease the workload of the heart. COPD patients often develop some secondary heart problems. Be sure to wear it at night as prescribed. Often at night patient s oxygen levels will...

Respiratory Therapist: oxygen sat levels, imitrex injection, pulse ox
imitrex injection, pulse ox, breathing community: Lori, SpO2 levels are considered normal at 90% or higher. Low SpO2 are usually indicators for supplemental oxygen. As odd as it seems, oxygenation itself is not an indicator for intubation(depending on illness). Intubation more commonly based on ventilation...

Respiratory Therapist: PaO2/FiO2, arterial blood gas, essentials of respiratory care
arterial blood gas, essentials of respiratory care, normal pao2: Cindy, Good question! My favorite textbook Essentials of Respiratory Care , Kacmarek says a normal PaO2/FIO2 goes all the way up to 500. I think you will run into physically impossible beyond that point. I would look for machine errors and etc if it exceeds...

Respiratory Therapist: Pleural Effusion and IS usage, pleural effusion, exercise routine
pleural effusion, exercise routine, rest day: It sure wouldn t hurt anything to use the IS. Here are my thoughts: How long were you out of the exercise routine during and after the pleural effusion? Probably what happened is that you are now out of shape comparatively speaking. You will need to lower...

Respiratory Therapist: Potential Respiratory Student, respiratory student, bad patient
respiratory student, bad patient, respiratory therapist: Sorry for the slow response Marie, Yes, I enjoy(ed) being a respiratory therapist. I use past tense because I now work as an RCP teacher - not really doing the actual work of a therapist. I enjoyed moving around the hospital and not being confined to one...

Respiratory Therapist: passive smoke, environmental tobacco smoke, metabolite levels
environmental tobacco smoke, metabolite levels, noncustodial mother: At one time I had heard that smoking around children might come under fire as child abuse. Unfortunately I haven t heard any more about it. It would be easy to enforce. For your situation: I think a simple urine screen can detect nicotine metabolite levels....

Respiratory Therapist: pleural effusion, paralyzed diaphragm, pleural effusion
paralyzed diaphragm, pleural effusion, reguards: It is possible to die from a pleural effusion. Generally you need to ask your self the question: Do you feel short of breath? If the pleural effusion is not severe enough to decrease your tidal volume significantly, then it won t have as much of an effect....

Respiratory Therapist: pneumothorax, magnifyer, pneumothorax
magnifyer, pneumothorax, chest tube: Gloria, I am sorry to hear about your daughter s pneumothorax. I am not able to offer any advice about surgery other than to seek a second opinion. This is over my ability. Sounds like you have already been doing your homework on the topic. Just make the...

Respiratory Therapist: pollution, second hand smoke, polluted city
second hand smoke, polluted city, polluted cities: There are a lot of variables to consider. The most significant are your closeness to the most polluted areas and the other is the amount of time spent outdoors during the peak pollution times. Another variable is genetics - your genetic make-up will affect...

Respiratory Therapist: possible asthma?, peak flow meters, peak flow meter
peak flow meters, peak flow meter, short of breath: You might ask about using a peak flow meter. It is a cheap device you can purchase from a pharmacy that measures how fast you can exhale air. Chart your results on a graph or calendar - good days and bad. This will give the physician a real look at how your...

Respiratory Therapist: one question, blisters in mouth, hydrogen peroxide
blisters in mouth, hydrogen peroxide, dentist: I have read that rinsing with hydrogen peroxide (Pharmacy will have this - low cost, too!) a couple of times per day may help get over oral sores. You should see improvement in 3-5 days. It has worked for me. You might want to consider talking with your physician...

Respiratory Therapist: questions about asthma, short of breath, steriod
short of breath, steriod, inhaler: There are several possible causes. It could be the medication, anxiety, or the asthma itself. You might try using a peak flow meter and record the results everyday. You might see a pattern appear. If you will inquire at your local pharmacy, they can help you...

Respiratory Therapist: questions about asthma, short of breath, steriod
short of breath, steriod, inhaler: Hi Danielle, Yes, asthma can definately cause you to have trouble sleeping. If you are having difficutly breathing, then it can be difficult to sleep. If your breathing gets too bad, or if you feel very short of breath, don t wait for your doctor s appointment,...

Respiratory Therapist: Reactions to Anesthesia, deep tendon reflexes, sebacious cyst
deep tendon reflexes, sebacious cyst, urine drug screen: Hi Annette, I am very sorry to hear about your nightmare surgeries. It sounds like you have really had a horrible time of it. Unfortunately I am only a Respiratory Therapist and my expertise does not even come close to approaching this area. I m not even...

Respiratory Therapist: Respiratory acidosis, sodium bicarbonate, basic chemistry
sodium bicarbonate, basic chemistry, bicarb: Here is a thought - I think that it may mask the problem causing a delay in treating the real issue. Patients don t just have respiratory acidosis. It must be caused by something. It might be possible (at least in COPD) to have a rebound effect where the...

Respiratory Therapist: Respiratory ailment, respiratory ailment, seasonal allergies
respiratory ailment, seasonal allergies, having trouble breathing: Hi Bob, Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble breathing. I know that it can be very scary when you can t breathe. It must be frustrating to not be able to received medical care that satisfies you. Unfortunately, I am...

Respiratory Therapist: Respiratory Theapist jobs, entry level position, man thanks
entry level position, man thanks, respiratory care: Greetings! Hai Larry, I understand your feeling ,we all go through the same,Do pls check with Memphis Respiratory Care Association they would help you.It nice to know you are interested respiratory care,welcome aboard man. Thanks for you Question....

Respiratory Therapist: RRT, different pollutants, allergist
different pollutants, allergist, weather service: That is a good question. I am not aware of air testing devices, but you might ask an allergist. I see reports on pollen and mold from a local allergist. If you hit a dead end there, you might contact the weather service. I think they would be able to help...

Respiratory Therapist: RT Volunteer Oportunities, volunteer oportunities, disaster management
volunteer oportunities, disaster management, volunteer opportunities: I am sure that there are opportunities. There was an organization that sent me information about two months ago wanting volunteers. It was a national organization set up on a local level for disaster management. I cannot remember the name of the organization...

Respiratory Therapist: why do most RT work part time, part timer, work part time
part timer, work part time, time person: The hospital can save money buy hiring several part-time people instead of one full-time. They can cut hours on a part timer when business is down, while a full time person must be scheduled 37.5 - 40. An added bonus is that the part time person will likely...

Respiratory Therapist: respiratory system, lungs and breathing, left nostril, left lung
left nostril, left lung, bronchi: Alex, No, the separation ends in the back of the mouth where the nasopharyngeal air mixes with air from the mouth. The single stream of air continues while the air passes down through the vocal chords and trachea. About midway down the chest, the trachea...

Respiratory Therapist: respiratory therapy, kettering national seminars, gary persing
kettering national seminars, gary persing, t rush: I assume that you are talking about the credentialing board exams. There are at least 3 I know of: Kettering National Seminars, Gary Persing, and another that I cannot remember the name of right now. I have the name at my office if you want to email me at...

Respiratory Therapist: respiratory therapy, free health clinic, peacecorps
free health clinic, peacecorps, volunteer work: You might check to see if there is a free health clinic in your area. Where I live they are always looking for health professionals. You may not be doing respiratory care, but you can certainly do patient assessment and other tasks that are peripheral to respiratory...

Respiratory Therapist: respiratory, biology teacher, bronchial tree
biology teacher, bronchial tree, alveoli: Jim, Sorry for the slow response - I ve been out of town. Your biology teacher is correct. When you exhale, part of the air stays in your lungs. The lungs/airways are often called a bronchial tree. This is because of the similarity to the shape of...

Respiratory Therapist: Sinus/nose problem --, ear nose and throat doctor, sinus lift
ear nose and throat doctor, sinus lift, nasal drip: Hi Bailey, I have no idea if your sinus lift surgery could have caused this. You should probably go and see and ENT doctor, or an Ear Nose and Throat doctor. These doctors really do specialize in the sinus area and are excellent at working with upper airway...

Respiratory Therapist: Surgery and harder control asthma, upper gi endoscopy, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
upper gi endoscopy, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, blood pressure medication: Hello B, Thank you for your question. I am not completely familiar with an Upper GI Endoscopy. But, if it s a procedure where they place a scope down your throat, then there s a possibility that your throat or airways may have been irritated from the procedure....

Respiratory Therapist: secure E.T.tube, lower mouth, sticky side
lower mouth, sticky side, split ends: I will try to explain this. If you cannot make sense out of my instructions, e-mail me and I will shoot a couple of photos to help explain. My e-mail is neal.okerson@kctcs.edu Just use standard cloth tape 1 inch or 3/4 inch wide. Remove a strip of tape...

Respiratory Therapist: sickness, common sickness, upper respiratory tract
common sickness, upper respiratory tract, cold virus: The most common sickness is a virus. To keep it simple let me say that the virus is an organism which lives it life attached to other organisms. It is a little like a tick, only more involved. The organism spreads throughout a particular area of the body (like...

Respiratory Therapist: sinusitis, allergy testing, rast test
allergy testing, rast test, x ray: Hi Jodi, Your doctor should be able to find out what is causing your symptoms if your allergy testing comes back negative. It usually takes a little while to get the results, so try not to worry too much while you are waiting. You ll have to ask your doctor...

Respiratory Therapist: smoke inhalation, arterial blood gases, microsoft word files
arterial blood gases, microsoft word files, mechanical ventilator: Jen, With the variability of fires I could make the injuries appear logical. Also - if you don t mind waiting a few days, I have a friend who works for the fire department. Between the two of us we should be able to be fairly accurate. I am not sure about...

Respiratory Therapist: snotty nose/phlegm all my life, fresh carrot juice, red grape juice
fresh carrot juice, red grape juice, liver condition: Here are a couple of web pages that do a good job of explaining: http://healthcenter.ucdavis.edu/topics/allergyinjections.html http://www.pride-net.com/aac/shots.htm An allergist would be required to do the testing and treatment. It will take about...

Respiratory Therapist: My son's mild Asthma, peak flow readings, peak flow meter
peak flow readings, peak flow meter, mild asthma: Sorry for the slow response, I am afraid that question would be answered best by his physician. The management of his asthma will determine how well he functions. A pulmonary specialists can adjust his medications to help him be at his best. There are a lot...

Respiratory Therapist: Does this sound like anything?, many different things, mom and dad
many different things, mom and dad, random times: Hello Leah and thanks for your question. Have you told your Mom or Dad about your breathing problems? Because anytime that it is really hard to breathe - means it could defiantely be something wrong. You need to tell your Mom and Dad, and have them take...

Respiratory Therapist: spontaneous pneunothorax, apex area, pdf article
apex area, pdf article, pulmonologist: Sorry for the delay in answering your question, I have been out of town. I have not read much about the occurance of spontaneous pneunothorax. We only cover a small amount in my class. I did a little internet searching and found some information that you...

Respiratory Therapist: staticus asthmaticus, county paramedics, time is of the essence
county paramedics, time is of the essence, emergency departments: Hi Mark, If intubation is needed, we usually do what is called bag mask them. In other words we use an ambu bag connected to a mask to breath for the patient while preparing to intubate. I m not sure what you mean by is very difficult for a patient...

Respiratory Therapist: Thinking about going to school for RT, national board for respiratory care, cindy king
national board for respiratory care, cindy king, credentialing organization: Hi Cindy, I enjoy the field of RC. One of the most appealing is that we don t usually stay in one place very long. We move a lot, so it is not as boring as some jobs. Age - not a problem. I have had several students in their mid to late 40s and they are...

Respiratory Therapist: Throat irritation, coughing up blood, living in dubai
coughing up blood, living in dubai, nasty diseases: Hi Sheldon, First of all, I am not a doctor and so I cannot diagnose your condition. I can only offer suggestions and one of those would be to go and see a doctor or an allergist. It sounds like there could be several things going on, one of which may, or...

Respiratory Therapist: Throat irritation, living in dubai, dust storms
living in dubai, dust storms, tingling sensation: I can t really give you a good answer. I am not familiar with the climate, allergens and etc in your area. My guess would be allergies. Often nasal bleeding as you described is from dry air from the general climate or from an air conditioned space. Sorry...

Respiratory Therapist: teeth and jaw ake, jaw ache, sinus problems
jaw ache, sinus problems, upper teeth: Stephanie, I didn t think I ground my teeth either, but my dentist (and wife) could tell that I do. With the increased stress coinciding with increased jaw pain, it sounds suspicious. It could be allergies. It could also be a misaligned bite. There are probably...

Respiratory Therapist: trach decannulation, supplemental oxygen, respiratory failure
supplemental oxygen, respiratory failure, pulmonologist: First let me answer your question then I will try to explain further. The pulmonologist will make the decision on the track. I feel certain that your physician has a reason for keeping the trach in. I can t say what it is without knowing the whole case. Let...

Respiratory Therapist: trouble breathing fully, premature ventricular contraction, inspiratory muscles
premature ventricular contraction, inspiratory muscles, nasal drip: I wander if it is not fatigue of your inspiratory muscles? I am really guessing because a lot of information is needed to narrow the cause down. You really should talk with a physician or trainer who can do a physical exam/testing. I feel obligated to...

Respiratory Therapist: use of sildenafil 25 mg, nasal congestion, person age
nasal congestion, person age, precaution: I checked with eposcrates and found no interaction between sildenafil and cetirizene. Nasal congestion is listed a side effect for sildenafil. I always advise checking with the pharmacist because he/she would be familiar with the person s specific case. ...

Respiratory Therapist: venous blood gas test, body tissues, car batteries
body tissues, car batteries, gas test: Terry, Sorry for the slow response, this is a busy time around school. Yes, you are right. Your values look venous and the normals are arterial. So you cannot go by the flags (H,L). Our textbook lists Normal venous PO2 as 40, PCO2 as 46. I have seen...

Respiratory Therapist: what is wrong with me, peak flow measurements, arterial blood gas
peak flow measurements, arterial blood gas, peak flow meter: It is nearly impossible to give you any type of diagnosis over the internet - and it is outside of my field to diagnosis anyway. I can give you a little information which might help in the future. Some indicators for asthma would be significant changes...

Respiratory Therapist: IS, chemical surfactant, incentive spirometer
chemical surfactant, incentive spirometer, parts of the lungs: Stella, IS does expand the lungs just as you stated. But the expanding of the lungs stimulates a special cell in the lungs to secrete a chemical (Surfactant)which allows the lungs to expand properly. So without the periodic stretching, parts of the lungs...

Respiratory Therapist: xray result, pleural effusions, pleural effusion
pleural effusions, pleural effusion, pulmonary pathology: Sorry for the slow response, I have been out! I don t see any red flags to get alarmed about from one to the other. But - your physician can give you the best answer because of knowing your case. Don t live in fear because of what you have read. One...

Resume Help: 2 A.S. to 1 B.S., management information systems, dear tony
management information systems, dear tony, operations technology: Dear Tony: Any further education is noted. However, it really depends upon the company and their view of how important that B.S. is. What you need to do is really state your experience in detail and hopefully in lieu of the B.S., they will still want...

Resume Help: advice needed, volunteer work, typical questions
volunteer work, typical questions, interview questions: Dear Tanya: You are in a situation many people are in, so that is a good thing! Hopefully, you have done some type of volunteer work or kept up with skills from your field. Your interview is straightforward...just like any interview you would have with...

Resume Help: Better Resume, india pvt ltd, adobe reader 7
india pvt ltd, adobe reader 7, fund fact sheets: Dear Hameed: Take out the objective. This should be written on the cover letter and the passport details. Cut what is absolutely not necessary. Your resume only has about 15-30 seconds to be read. Two pages is crucial. You go into too much detail....

Resume Help: Creating the correct resume, barry saunders, entry level position
barry saunders, entry level position, resume company: Dear Mark: You begin by taking an entry level position to gain practical experience in analysis and development. You explain in a resume and proper cover letter that you are seeking to broaden your skills and credentials into new areas. You have a professional...

Resume Help: education, bachelor of science degree, internship work
bachelor of science degree, internship work, internship experience: Dear Demetrius: Example: Educational Background University of Akron, Akron, Ohio Graduated May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art. Attained Dean s List Status. or University of Akron, Akron, Ohio Graduated May 2007 with a Bachelor...

Resume Help: emphasizing education, emphasizing education, college experience
emphasizing education, college experience, b grade: Dear Demetrius: You can either put this information in the cover letter or in the resume...not both. Do not list your B grades. A B grade is not exemplary...so don t list it. You can list it like this: University of Akron, Akron Ohio Expected...

Resume Help: Fruasted job hunter, component level experience, digital signal processors
component level experience, digital signal processors, low voltage systems: Dear John: I apologize for any delay in answering your question. I got a new computer system and just got up and running. Your resume style is a functional format. Try a chronological type format listing the duties under each position. That may...

Resume Help: Frustrated Job Hunter, component level experience, digital signal processors
component level experience, digital signal processors, low voltage systems: Simple, have a professional company prepare the resume. I would recommend: www.resumestore.com Then, get real with it. Send it to 200-300 companies or organizations that have or may have a position that fits you. Put it in the mail with an appropriate...

Resume Help: fired from as a leo, georgia power company, leo question
georgia power company, leo question, background investigations: Dear Lon: Ok, first have a professional resume prepared by a professional company. I always recommend: www.resumestore.com Yes, background investigations go deep, however not all jobs in the very broad scope of criminal justice go digging into your...

Resume Help: follow up question, career path, second thoughts
career path, second thoughts, student loans: Danielle, It s not flaky, but not quite viable as a reason for being unemployed for four years. If you had an employment gap of a few months, you could say that you quit working to go to school but then had second thoughts about your career path. You...

Resume Help: Lack of experience, work ethic, occupational background
work ethic, occupational background, background list: James, Try this format: Information: (name, address, e-mail, etc.) Objective: (be as specific as possible) Educational Background: (colleges and institutes attended with degrees or certificates granted with dates) Occupational Background: (list...

Resume Help: Do I List Year Graduated? Do I List Years Employed?, high school teacher, ruth butler
high school teacher, ruth butler, other ones: Hi Ruth: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. Do not put down the year you graduated college. Also, I would simply list your teaching experience from a period of 10-15 years. You don t have to go back further than that, and in that way, they...

Resume Help: why did you leave the company, error in judgement, fraternization policy
error in judgement, fraternization policy, definite asset: Dear Tim: It seems that have to tell some of the story since you are not eligible for rehire. You need to keep it short and simple. I made a poor error in judgement and fell in love with someone I worked with which was against company policy. We are...

Resume Help: on line dipolma, high school diploma, life experiences
high school diploma, life experiences, professional company: You would not as a rule list a high school diploma on a resume for a man of 51. His life experiences and professional experience is sufficient. If he requires a resume have a professional company prepare one for him. I would recommend: www.resumestore.com...

Resume Help: Older Adult College Graduate, noteworthy activities, adult college
noteworthy activities, adult college, current university: Dear Beth: Congratulations on your upcoming degree! I would only go back 10 years. Be sure to include your internship (student teaching experience, and include any noteworthy activities or honors from your current university...don t go back 25 years ago....

Resume Help: objective, page limit, skills summary, subheadings, part time retail jobs, post secondary education
part time retail jobs, post secondary education, membership participation: Dear Joan: I apologize for the extreme delay in answering your question. I just got a new computer and I was off line until we got the system running. I don t use an objective because it locks you into whatever you stated in the objective. A good...

Resume Help: RESUME, temporary employment agency, temporary agency
temporary employment agency, temporary agency, temporary work: Dear Carolyn: The best way to list temporary work is to list the temporary agency and then list examples of the type of work you did. Example: ABC Temporary Employment Agency, 2007 - Present Have a variety of experience in the following: typing, filing,...

Resume Help: Rehire Cover Letter, career aspirations, open position
career aspirations, open position, time position: Dear Matthew: You could start something like this: I worked for your company for a 3 month period _________. I then returned to school. It was the best company I have ever worked for and I notice that you have an open position of ____________ that...

Resume Help: Do I write in a job I held for a few months?, barry saunders, technical recruiter
barry saunders, technical recruiter, fx work: Dear Eric: The answer is simple, you are not an expert on resumes and job hunting. You are probably an expert in Visual Fx work. So let s make a deal we want do any Visual Fx and you don t write resumes. Depends on the job you may be applying for....

Resume Help: Bartender needs help with resume, transferable skills, bartending
transferable skills, bartending, functional resume: Jackie: What you may want to do is market your transferable skills that you have acquired as a bartender such a working with a diverse employee population, conflict resolution skills, and/or multitasking. I would format your resume functionally to achieve...

Resume Help: Career Transition Help, mortgage industry, career transition
mortgage industry, career transition, can't find a job: Dolly: Without actually reviewing the resume for a critique specifically, I will attempt to provide career transition help. Given the fact that you have worked in the mortgage industry for the past 6 years, but are looking for opportunities in research,...

Resume Help: Different periods of employment with the same company, resume help, list employers on resume
resume help, list employers on resume, write a resume: Hi Mel, I think you have the right idea! Consider the following option(s) as well: Company A Sep 2007 - Present Title 1 / Title 2 * Major Accomplishment * Major Accomplishment Company A Sep 2007 - Present Title...

Resume Help: Employment Gap, administrative assistant position, chronological resume
administrative assistant position, chronological resume, sore thumb: Dear Shirley: You just explained your gap perfectly! You left your administrative assistant position to care for your grandmother. In that interim, you helped your husband establish his small business. This is more common then you think, and people have...

Resume Help: how to get into helthcare industry?, healthcare jobs, careers
healthcare jobs, careers: Hi again, Saonli, If you have your diploma in physiotherapy, then I should think you would be able to work at least as a physical therapy assistant in the U.S., if not as a full-fledged physical therapist (I m not sure what the legal regulations are everywhere...

Resume Help: last job only six months, relocate, resume preparation
relocate, resume preparation, chronological resume: Hi Debra, It sounds like you have incorporated a smart strategy in your job search efforts by using both the chronological and targeted resume formats. I wouldn t necessarily leave off the last employer, as you can explain the situation in a cover letter....

Resume Help: last job only six months, extreme delay, resume formats
extreme delay, resume formats, marketing training: Dear Debra: I apologize in the extreme delay in answering your question. it landed in my spam file. If the job is valuable in terms of skills, etc., I would use it. I simply would state in my cover letter that your last position went out of business...

Resume Help: last job only six months, job-hopping, chronological resume format
job-hopping, chronological resume format, functional resume format: Debra: Because you had no control over the company remaining in business, I think this job should remain on your resume and simply be noted in the cover letter as to why you only worked there for six months. By the way, getting a local address in the area...

Resume Help: job for six months, resume format, employment gaps
resume format, employment gaps, relocation and getting a job: Hi Debra, I see no reason to leave your last job off your resume. Deleting it leaves at least a 6-month gap that you would have to explain anyway. Having it on there eliminates that issue and also helps to explain why you are looking for a job now. When...

Resume Help: Looking for jobs, sex drugs rock, government job
sex drugs rock, government job, government jobs: Can i apply for them already? Of course, put on your resume when you expect to graduate. I create a cover letter explaining my situation, but i haven t got a call back. Obviously have a professional company prepare the resume and cover letter....

Resume Help: Nine jobs in 18 years, job hopping, networking
job hopping, networking, downsizing: Karen: First of all, congratulations for stepping up and having your resume professionally done by a certified resume writer. This shows your commitment to your success and excellence in your chosen profession. In regards to your perception of being...

Resume Help: Resume, relevant work experience, school associations
relevant work experience, school associations, best bet: Albina, That absolutely makes sense, and it s great that you re thinking of your professional career this early in your college career! If the activities relate to your future career goals, they will always be a great addition to your resume. Michell...

Resume Help: Resume Building, resume format
resume format: Hi Albina, I m not sure I completely understand your question. Did you already participate in these clubs? If it s just something you re planning, then no, they don t have a place on a resume as they are not relevant to your experience. If you DID participate...

Resume Help: Resume Building, adult education, business club
adult education, business club, relevance: Dear Albina: You should not place the activities on the resume until you are currently taking them or have completed them. They can go under the college section of the resume and you may use them...but wait until you actually participate in them. ...

Resume Help: Resume Building, resume, college
resume, college, adult education: Hello Albina, The questions you pose are valid concerns for putting together a resume. Your activities indicate that you are creative, and find great pleasure in participating in events that develop growth. This is a great asset, however in order...

Resume Help: Resume Building, clubs, organizations
clubs, organizations, major: Albina: Listing these clubs on the resume is fine, but let me ask you a question. What have you really done in any of these clubs/activities? Do you hold any offices? Have you contributed to the organization by planning programs, fund raising, etc? ...

Resume Help: Resume "career objective", objective, resume
objective, resume, resume writer: Hi David, Your question is one that résumé writers are asked quite often. Most job seekers apply a standard, yet out of date approach when writing their objective statement; one that may read something like this: Objective: “To obtain a challenging...

Resume Help: Resume Writing, current company
current company: Steven, Since you are working in an entirely different capacity, treat it as two entirely different positions even though the name of the company is the same. The fact that you were hired back can work as a positive for you during the interview. Jerry...

Resume Help: Return to Previous Employer, rehire, resume
rehire, resume, how to: Hi Steven, Just following up to make sure you have enough information to revise your resume. I hope the answers you received were adequate, and if you have any other questions, you can always visit www.parkercprw.com for more guidance. Good Luck! ...

Resume Help: resume, india placement, hobby section
india placement, hobby section, brainware: Dear Sumit: Hobbies are ok if they are job related. However, surfing the internet is a bit of a stretch. Most people in the USA surf the internet, so truthfully, I don t know if I would use that. Yes, the name and address is together. The contact...

Resume Help: resume, nursing resume, transferable skills
nursing resume, transferable skills, cover letter: Hi Chioma, First of all, congrats on becoming an LPN! Good for you. You can find advice on writing resumes, as well as samples at both of these sites: http://www.powerful-sample-resume-formats.com http://www.your-healthcare-career.com But, since you...

Resume Help: resume help, resume format
resume format: Hi Sumit, I wouldn t include #2 or #3 in your resume; this is irrelevant to your work abilities. In the US, it is illegal for employers to make hiring decisions based on any of those factors; I m not sure about India. Nor would I include #6, unless it is...

Resume Help: Salary History, salary negotiation, job offer
salary negotiation, job offer, current paycheck: Jo: As a former HR professional, this is very common and I have even requested this information from top candidates in the hiring process before. What the company is looking for is confirmation of current and/or past salary. With that, the company is...

Resume Help: Back to school and planning on working full time, career change resume, cover letter
career change resume, cover letter, flextime: Hi Maria, Congratulations on your ambitions and for pursuing your goals! Employers do not expect the same sort of loyalty these days that they used to, so being in school for a career-changing program should not be much of a barrier to getting a new job...

Resume Help: The school section of an application., GED, education section of a resume
GED, education section of a resume: Hi Daniela, I don t know enough about your background to answer this question accurately, but I ll take a stab. Did you ever attend high school? If so, I d list that, with the years attended, even if you didn t graduate. Did you attend any kind of additional...

Resume Help: Is there anything wrong with my resume?, resume, help with resume
resume, help with resume, career: Hello Chidi, At first glance, your résumé sports a great deal of information which will support your value to a prospective employer in the career field you are currently exploring. I think my suggestions will help you generate the response you have been...

Resume Help: no calls in five weeks, ruth butler, resume format
ruth butler, resume format, lisa parker: Dear Debra: I am not Lisa Parker, but Ruth Butler. Your question came to me, and I hope it is ok if I answer it. : ) For many people, Monster, Craigslist, etc., are not that effective. If you are blindsending resumes out without a real target, you...

Resume Help: no calls in five weeks, LInkedin, building relationships
LInkedin, building relationships, network: Debra: LInkedIn.com is a very valuable tool to do exactly what its name implies - link in to other professionals from past employers, schools, or organizations to assist in building a network of professional people to help you to maintain and build relationships...

Resume Help: no calls in five weeks, labor market, resume
labor market, resume, job resources: Dear Deb, You have been very busy! Without seeing your resume, it is difficult to determine the reason you may not be getting a response. If you have had the assistance of a resume writer or other career development professional and they have told you...

Resume Help: dead end, fast food restaurant, barry saunders
fast food restaurant, barry saunders, year and four months: Dear Penny: It will show up on a background check? Believe it or not there is NO permanent record kept anywhere. So you took a year and four months to go back to school. Join a very large crowd. Just leave it off your resume. Have a professional...

Resume Help: How to handle why I was fired, co worker, investment company
co worker, investment company, occassions: Dear Abigail: How would another company know what your boss is saying about you unless you told them? Has he contacted every company in the area? Apparently your resume is working, you got 7 interviews. Unless specifically asked about any previous employment...

Resume Help: Interview Question, how to answer why I got dismissed/fired, stable history, ruth butler
stable history, ruth butler, interview question: Dear Bruce: I apologize for the delay in answering your question. For some reason this landed in my spam file and I did not see it until now. A lot of the answer depends upon how long you worked at the last job and how stable your work history was...

Resume Help: listing a degree program I am enrolling in, library and information science, michelle penn
library and information science, michelle penn, services information technology: Anna, This is a tough one. On one hand, you want potential employers to know that you are pursuing an education in library science. On the other hand, you don t want to be misleading. Until you receive an acceptance letter, I do not recommend listing the...

Resume Help: A Resume Dilemma, east allegheny school, allegheny school district
east allegheny school, allegheny school district, east allegheny school district: Dear Ann: I never received this question until today. So, I apologize so much for the extreme delay. You resume reader won t think anything IF you explain in the cover letter that you substitute teach on an as needed basis and you took that position...

Resume Help: what to put on a resume, would like additional information, daycare
would like additional information, daycare, what to put on a resume: Liz, Great question! This is a very common problem for professionals returning to the workforce. If possible, you do not want to have a gap in employment on your resume. However, the decision to include experience in house cleaning or daycare really depends...

Resume Help: Caregiver Issues, target position, combination resume
target position, combination resume, michelle penn: Evelyn, This is a common question, and addressing a substantial employment gap can be difficult. The key is to focus on your relevant skills and experience and not get sidetracked by the employment gap. Assuming you are returning to the field in which you...

Resume Help: Checkered History, stable work history, dear dave
stable work history, dear dave, history question: Dear Dave: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. You do have a fairly stable work history, so that is in your favor. You can tell a prospective employer that you simply weren t a good fit with that company and that the company had a tremendous...

Resume Help: career change, healthcare profession, introductory summary
healthcare profession, introductory summary, healthcare experience: Hi Maggie, I’m sure this has been very frustrating to deal with, especially during this difficult economy. My first thought is to suggest three things. The first thing I suggest is reformatting your resume to have an introductory summary that focuses...

Resume Help: confusion, interpersonal differences, experiential background
interpersonal differences, experiential background, finding a career: Hello aob, It seems that you have a creative spirit. Since you also enjoy independent projects and don t like to be micro-managed, perhaps entrepreneurship might be something to consider. Another possibility is since you enjoy writing, and you have an...

Resume Help: What's wrong with my Resume, resume, suggestion
Resume Help: What's wrong with my Resume, resume, suggestion, worry

Resume Help: My fear because I don't have a degree, customer service rep, retail business
customer service rep, retail business, cashier: Dear Claudia: You are doing what you need to do to obtain that degree....that is all that matters. You are on the right track. On an interview, you state that you are pursuing a degree to enhance your skills. It would be different if you had made...

Resume Help: hairdressing apprenticeship, strong work ethic, formal hair
strong work ethic, formal hair, creative types: Hi Robin, There are a few things you can do to make yourself stand out, even without formal hair styling experience. If you are currently attending Styling School, in your opening Summary of Qualifications, you can highlight any informal experience and...

Resume Help: Listing a Ged acquired after college experience, regents exam, hs graduation
regents exam, hs graduation, college grades: Michelle, Thank you for your questions! I see two questions here: (1) how should you list your education, and (2) should you list all of your work experience? 1. Education: You are correct in that you do not need to list your high school information....

Resume Help: Publishing Resume, university of east anglia, east anglia norwich
university of east anglia, east anglia norwich, adobe page maker: Hi Dave, It’s my pleasure to help. My email address is dr.colleeng@gmail.com. You can send your formatted resume as an attachment to this address, and I will give you some additional feedback and suggestions. In the meantime, here is some general...

Resume Help: Publishing, adobe preimere, chance in a million
adobe preimere, chance in a million, entry level resume: Hi Dave, You ask a very good question, and I think it is part of our human nature to want to include ALL of our skills and experiences on our resume! My general advice would be to include the skills that could be considered transferable to the publishing...

Resume Help: Another question, christmas eve, magazine editing
christmas eve, magazine editing, question question: Hi Dave, The “Summary of Qualifications” section would be in addition to a section for your “Education,” “Professional Experience,”, and potentially, “Leadership Experience” (campus organizations you were involved with, if applicable). And, a thesis statement...

Resume Help: Resume, education sections, information master
education sections, information master, bachelor of arts: Hi Noel, Yes, this is a question that comes up a lot for currently enrolled students. There are actually a couple of ways to do this. But, the current or most recent degree should always precede older ones. Examples are below (I followed suit with how...

Resume Help: resume, failed class, college entry
failed class, college entry, cover letter: Hi Julie, I would advise you to introduce your resume with a cover letter, and provide a very brief explanation of the situation, with note that for more information you may be contacted directly. You may also have a brief explanation prepared as...

Resume Help: resume, position with regard, work history
position with regard, work history, personal problems: Hi Lorraine, Brief positions and work history gaps are often a source of stress when seeking a new position. But, don’t worry—there are things you can do on your resume to avoid making these things evident to potential employers. To answer your first...

Resume Help: resume, functional resume, employment gaps
functional resume, employment gaps, resume dates: Hi Lorraine, You do not have to list all of your work experience, but you must be prepared to answer any questions related to the situation when you arrive at an interview. Typically, your resume would be prepared in a format that the resume writing...

Resume Help: resume help, resume, posting
resume, posting, websites: Danielle: I do not specifically endorse or promote companies that will post your resume online because I think that this is a waste of time. Why pay for something that you can obviously do yourself and do it for free, right? However if you are determined...

Resume Help: resume help, resume, help
resume, help, various fields: Hello, Sorry for the delay in response. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having versatility. I would suggest using a functional resume format, which will highlight your skills and lessen the focus on your work experience. You may certainly...

Resume Help: resume help?, same job description, resume writing
same job description, resume writing, write a resume: Hi Diana, Your history provides a great opportunity to be creative in your resume preparation! You don t have to list the same responsibilities under each employer, as this will appear repetitive and take up lots of space that you can use to portray other...

Resume Help: resume question, same company, different jobs
same company, different jobs, position: Ellen: If all of these positions were promotional opportunities and show an increase in responsibility, accountability, and value, then YES list them separately under one company heading, showing upward progression. If the positions are not aligned...

Resume Help: Salary History, target position, salary history
target position, salary history, salary expectations: Edward, Thank you for your question. Salary expectations / requirements should go in the cover letter, but not salary history. Salary history should be prepared on a separate sheet and never provided unless specifically requested. Since your starting...

Resume Help: too simple, general education diploma, strong work ethic
general education diploma, strong work ethic, accurate data entry: Shari, Thank you for your question! Your resume is not set up well for medical assistant opportunities. First, lead with your education, rather than your experience. Your education is more relevant since you have a Diploma in Medical Assisting. Also remove...

Resume Help: Writing, introductory business statistics, financial risk management
introductory business statistics, financial risk management, financial institutions markets and money: Dave: I don t think a list of your college courses are even relevant on your resume. Instead, I would highlight your senior thesis or seminar and any major classes that you took ONLY, if any at all. The main thing you are selling is your degree. List...

Resume Help: What Am I Doing Wrong??, interviewer questions, professional question
Resume Help: What Am I Doing Wrong??, interviewer questions, professional question, manager tools

Resume Help: resume, university of akron, akron ohio
university of akron, akron ohio, span: Dear Nazach: Yes, you simply list it like this: Example: University of Akron, Akron, Ohio Manager, 2005- Present Description of position Assistant Manager, 1999- 2001 Description of position So you see that you list the university once...

Resume Help: resume question, cover sheets, cover letter
cover sheets, cover letter, paragraph: Dear Andrew: A cover letter for that type of job is similar except for the first paragraph. Dear ______________: I am writing in hopes that you will have a position or a future position in ___________. With that in mind, I am sending my resume for...

Resume Help: What Am I Doing Wrong??, chief procurement officer, procurement department
chief procurement officer, procurement department, word excel powerpoint: Dear Nikki: First of all, let me make two suggestions. You are going in too early for the interview. It s fine if you need to find the building, etc., but do not walk in there before 10-15 minutes before the actual interview unless you are specifically...

Resume Help: How to answer "Why Did You Leave?", bad mouth, probationary period
bad mouth, probationary period, conflict: Dear Lisa: You re right, you don t want to put did not successfully complete the probationary period, as that sounds like it was something you did. You have a few choices...you can leave the position off if you didn t work there very long...or you can...

Resume Help: Cover Letter, career ladder, generic terms
career ladder, generic terms, prospective employer: Dave, Like most HR people, I do not believe in using a cover letter since it is nothing more than duplication of information that is in the resume itself. Many HR people tell me that they do not even look at the cover letter. With this in mind, I suggest...

Resume Help: Cover Letter, barry saunders, career ladder
barry saunders, career ladder, profile organization: Dear Dave: You are looking for a position within an aggressively managed high profile organization that can effectively utilize and individual seeking opportunities for growth and advancement. As to what people say forget it. The only thing a cover...

Resume Help: Cover Letter, career ladder, career objective
career ladder, career objective, junk mail: Dear Dave: I apologize for the lateness in answering your question. For some reason, it landed in my junk mail. So sorry! You should never state in the cover letter why you wish to leave your position. You will be asked this in an interview, and then...

Resume Help: change career, entry level position, media advertisement
entry level position, media advertisement, formal experience: Dear Ahmed: I will fix your punctuation. With that said, you need to get some formal experience or training. Even if you volunteered in a theatre company, a church musical, etc., that would help you and have employers take your seriously. Warmly, R....

Resume Help: change career, egypt alexandria, media advertisement
egypt alexandria, media advertisement, career question: Ahmed, Needs improvement: 1. You need to be much more specific in the job you are seeking. Specify what department and position you feel qualified for. This will make it much easier on the HR people. 2. Under Education list institutions you attended,...

Resume Help: out of country, functional resume format, google search
functional resume format, google search, abc company: Dear Jason: You would probably do best using a functional resume format. A functional resume format is where you select 2-3 areas of skill and list your abilities under these sections. The employment section is listed last...just the name of the company,...

Resume Help: Entry Level with Bad Work History, graphic web designer, paint mediums
graphic web designer, paint mediums, mac os windows: Dear Mary: I am so sorry for the delay in answering your question! I was having some computer difficulties. You may be better off with a functional type resume instead of this chronological resume. In a functional resume, you pick 2-3 headings and...

Resume Help: Injury in a resume, functional type, semi trailer
functional type, semi trailer, dear john: Dear John: You probably would be better off using a functional type format instead of a chronological one. In this way, your 3 year gap will not be as evident. With that said, the information about being retrained as a computer repair tech would be better...

Resume Help: Resume Critique, change management skills, sales management training
change management skills, sales management training, ethics and integrity: Ray, A good resume is intended to secure an interview and not a job. With this in mind, an effective resume should be no longer than ONE page. It should contain: personal information (name, address, e-mail, etc.), objective (exact nature of the job you...

Resume Help: Resume may not be cutting it., dear scott, sales positions
dear scott, sales positions, hot jobs: Dear Scott; Truthfully, I know many people that never have gotten a great response on those web sites. I would be happy to look at the resume...just cut and paste it and send it to me via this format. You need to try to network more in your area or...

Resume Help: woops... here is my resume. Please review it for me and be my critic, medical office administrative procedures, independent sales representative
medical office administrative procedures, independent sales representative, avon independent sales: Dear Kimmie: The resume seems ok. Instead of the heading of work, use Professional Experience, or Employment History. List your educational background after the work experience since you graduated in 2004. Other than that, the resume should work for...

Resume Help: COVER LETTER HELP, resume formats, sample resume
resume formats, sample resume, job hunting: Hi Pratiksha, You can find lots of cover letter help, as well as samples at these sites: http://www.powerful-sample-resume-formats.com/resume-cover-letter.html http://jobsearch.about.com/od/coverlettersamples/a/coverlettsample.htm But, in a nutshell,...

Resume Help: CV For hairdressing, modern apprenticeship, hair stylist
modern apprenticeship, hair stylist, experience increase: Hi Nicole, Good for you having the moxie to try and break in to a whole new career. Your motivation is a positive trait. I would encourage you to pursue some education along the hair stylist path, though. You can always benefit from learning and it will...

Resume Help: First job resume in healthcare, functional resume samples, stay at home mom
functional resume samples, stay at home mom, patient care technician: Hi Katarzyna, You ll want to do a functional style resume that emphasizes skills and schooling over experience, since you don t have a job history that directly relates to your new chosen profession. You can read more about functional healthcare resumes...

Resume Help: First job resume in healthcare, stay at home mom, patient care technician
stay at home mom, patient care technician, abc school: Dear Katarzyna: I apologize in the delay in answering your question. This landed in my junk file which does not usually happen, so I didn t see it until now. At the top, list: Name, address, phone number, email. Educational Background: List the...

Resume Help: a few unique questions re: interviews, mainly my resume, resume formats, sample resume
resume formats, sample resume, attractive candidate: Hi Penny, The best way to explain gaps in employment is through your cover letter and in the interview. Be honest about caring for your mother. Employers will respect that. It s always hard, though, to break into a new field if you lack experience. The...

Resume Help: Required guidance, maharashtra state board, piping engineering
maharashtra state board, piping engineering, level curriculum: Dear Chetan: I apologize in the delay in answering your question. The question did not come thru to my inbox for some reason. There are some things you list on this resume that do not need to be stated. On a resume, the date of birth and hobbies/interests...

Resume Help: resume, business references, references available upon request
business references, references available upon request, business situation: Dear Jackie: These are people who you worked with in a business situation. Supervisors, former bosses, even clients. In a resume, usually it is just listed as References Available Upon Request...but if they are asking for business references, list 3...

Resume Help: applying before graduating, college graduate resume
college graduate resume: Gwenn, It shouldn t be any problem to apply for jobs before you graduate. College students do it all the time. You can indicate your graduation and credentials both as pending and if you can, put the date when you expect to achieve them. If the online...

Resume Help: Education, educational experiences, qpa
educational experiences, qpa, akron university: Dear Jo Ann: Since your boyfriend has other educational experiences, you simply list the computer courses at college and the trades access course. You do not have to mention high school at all. If his QPA in the college courses are above a 3.2, list the...

Resume Help: Employment date accuracy, job applications, dates of employment
job applications, dates of employment: Hi Kay, I would estimate the dates best you can. Try to get close. If there s room to write a note, you could say Estimate next to the date. If the month and year are correct, I doubt there will be a problem. Also, if you are emailing or mailing the...

Resume Help: Gap In Cv..., family inheritance, office job
family inheritance, office job, graduate college: Dear Nathan: The good news is that you are 23. Many people graduate college at 22 and start their job search. If you went to college, you can simply list it without a graduation date. If you get an interview, you can simply say you were fortunate and...

Resume Help: Large Gap In CV, curriculum vitae, employment gaps
curriculum vitae, employment gaps, cover letter: Hi Nathan, First off, congrats on your good fortune! How nice for you that you have the freedom to make career decisions based on what is right for you, rather than having to chase the money. There are a couple of approaches to your dilemma. In your...

Resume Help: A little more help please??, resume cover letter, selection criterias
resume cover letter, selection criterias, substantial skills: Hi Steve, Thanks for the clarification. I DO understand what you mean now. And since your job duties are kind of one-off in nature, I can see how it s hard to measure the results quantifiably as I suggested. Can you point to any feedback you ve gotten...

Resume Help: One last question... (I hope), resume
resume: Hi Tim, Sorry about the delay... had emergency dental surgery last week and have been out of commission since. I think this new version looks good and DOES communicate much about your expertise, though I don t find it quite as compelling as the previous...

Resume Help: RESUMES, junk pile, temp jobs
junk pile, temp jobs, kroger: Dear Carolyn: By chance, are you Carolyn Kroger. I ask this because I found a question regarding a resume that landed in my junk pile. That does not usually happen! If you are Carolyn Kroger, I will retrieve that resume and review it. If not, please...

Resume Help: Re: Resume, resume help, new graduated resume
resume help, new graduated resume, resume critique: Hi Diane, I m fine, but I m sorry to hear you re freaking out. No worries; I m here to help and there s lots of help available on the Web too. First off, I recommend you visit my informational website on writing powerful resumes here: http://www.powerful-sample-resume-formats.com...

Resume Help: Re: Resume, junk mail, time editor
junk mail, time editor, school clubs: Dear Diane: I am sorry to reply so late to your question. For some reason, this question landed in my junk mail! The good news is many college graduates don t have much experience. There is not much you can do about that. Just copy and paste the...

Resume Help: Resume format and content, stable organization, switch mechanism
stable organization, switch mechanism, service desk: Hi Tim, Nice to meet you, fellow expert! I wouldn t worry about reducing your resume to 1 page. 1 to 2 pages is perfectly acceptable. Going beyond 2 pages can be problematic, although I can see that within a few years, you might need to do that to outline...

Resume Help: Resume help, functional resume format, stay at home mom
functional resume format, stay at home mom, computer information systems: Dear Christine: Sorry it has taken so long for me to answer this question. For some reason, it landed in my spam file! In the 15 year span, did you do any volunteer experience, church experience, things of this nature? If so, you can incorporate them...

Resume Help: resume thru email, cover letters, resume cover page
cover letters, resume cover page, emailed cover letters: Hi Friedrick, Any time you send someone your resume, a full-fledged cover letter should accompany it, if you hope to get a positive response. In the case of an emailed resume, the cover letter can be a secondary attachment, or it can be the email itself....

Resume Help: returning to work, bachelor of arts degree, bachelor of arts
bachelor of arts degree, bachelor of arts, volunteer work: Dear Tammy: You need not put the year you graduated from college. Also, you can go back 10-15 years, so age is not an issue. Not listing the years that you worked is a red flag for employers, so I would suggest you try to highlight your skills without...

Resume Help: Work History, human resource field, functional resume
human resource field, functional resume, temporary agencies: Dear Mechelle: I am sorry for the delay in answering your question. It landed in my junk folder and I just saw the question today! When you mention the experience with the temporary agencies, you list your employer as the agency. You don t mention the...

Resume Help: no work experience, health care profession, experience section
health care profession, experience section, college experience: Dear Tooba: Your resume will look the same as someone that just graduated from college. You cannot make up experience where you have none. I am assuming you have college experience in health care? Thus, you should have internships which you can use on...

Resume Help: Finding a Resume Service, resume writing service, help writing a resume
resume writing service, help writing a resume: Hi Dave, As a writer, I d be surprised if you can t write a great resume all on your own! Sounds to me as though you have a great background for the job you re seeking. If you start at this website, you can learn how to construct a winning resume AND...

Resume Help: Quitting my job?, stress anxiety, hazardous environments
stress anxiety, hazardous environments, lateral move: Sean: The answer to your question depends entirely on whether or not, your previous job history is more stable. Say for instance, that prior to this job, you were with your previous employer for 2 years, and the previous employer before that, 4 years....

Resume Help: Random House Publishing Group, random house publishing group, resume writing service
random house publishing group, resume writing service, random house publishing: Dear David: Try writing it yourself. Resume services are expensive and are mass produced in many cases. If you don t want to go that route, find a person to write your resume. Your resume would be fairly easy to do. Name, address, phone, email then the...

Resume Help: Random House Publishing Group, random house publishing group, resume writing service
random house publishing group, resume writing service, random house publishing: Do different resume writing services specialize in writing resumes for different industries? Do you know of a company that would best fit my needs? Yes, and I recommend: www.resumestore.com Check their examples. Bottom left hand corner of the page....

Resume Help: Recent Grad who needs help writing a resume, center references, how to do a resume
center references, how to do a resume, writing a resume: Dear Kia: You may be able to get one at Monster.com. However, all you do is put your contact information (name, address, phone, email) centered on the top of the paper. Then you will do a heading called Educational Background. Skip 2 spaces and put...

Resume Help: resume references after gap in employment, project supervisor, dear ruth
project supervisor, dear ruth, steady employment: Dear Beka: If you have kept in contact with former employees, you can use one of them. The agency your worked for might not know you extremely well, but if you did a good job or them, went on the assignments they sent you on were not late, and if they...

Resume Help: resumee, st josephs convent, ms power point
st josephs convent, ms power point, business development executive: Dear Mini: Yes, you need to make this clearer, so that an employer can see what you were doing at that time. It is confusing if you only mention it at the bottom of the resume and they will probably miss it. You do not need a career objective on the...

Resume Help: Sending Attachments, job application, attachments
job application, attachments, melissa: Dear Melissa: It is usually easier for the attachments to be at the end of the application. In that manner, the attachments can be easily viewed. I have seen them sent both ways. However, the standard way is to send them at the end. Warmly, R. Butle...

Resume Help: Working in the Uk, barry saunders, work in london
barry saunders, work in london, american citizen: Nic: I am not an expert in UK employment. However, the UK has to be one of the best locations for recruiters in the world. Most of the notable recruiting firms there have outstanding reputations and have been around for a very long time. Check with them...

Resume Help: building a resume, part time jobs, how to make a resume
part time jobs, how to make a resume, work experience: Dear Brittany: Most people 18 years old will have no experience to make a resume. So, don t feel badly. You can simply state you just graduated high school. If you have any clubs, honors, etc., mention them. If your grades were above a 3.4 QPA, mention...

Resume Help: Criminal history question, criminal history, background check
criminal history, background check, minor traffic violation: Susan: It it my belief after 10 years of progressive HR generalist/mgmt. experience and seeing some very talented and overall good people goof at this question on their application, that honesty is ALWAYS the best policy . It would be my suggestion...

Resume Help: cover letter assistance, masters degree in social work, degree in social work
masters degree in social work, degree in social work, fordham university: Dear Courtney: You can state a range in your cover letter that you are looking to earn. I wouldn t state one figure, as that may put you out of the running. If you put a range, you at least show you are somewhat flexible. This should be stated in the...

Resume Help: "Designed resume" vs regular resume, wordperfect documents, word processing programs
wordperfect documents, word processing programs, word processing program: Derick, Great question! I would not recommend using the designed resume for office personnel positions, simply because it speaks to a different audience. However, your office personnel resume should still be in an attractive layout. Your letterhead would...

Resume Help: GED, GED, resume
GED, resume, high school diploma: Hello, Justin! Let me first congratulate you for taking that step to complete your secondary high school education. You amongst the small yet dedicated group of young people all around America who make the CHOICE to complete your education through the general...

Resume Help: International Career Development, Study-abroad, international. econoy
Study-abroad, international. econoy, opportunity: Seth: Given the fact that you have said you are interested in considering a internationally-oriented career, it is my opinion that your opportunity to study abroad would be very beneficial for you as this could distinguish you from the competition when...

Resume Help: Lots of Contract, work alot, contract agencies
work alot, contract agencies, contract agency: Jennifer, Thank you for your question! Including temp or contract positions on a resume can be a challenge. Grouping your jobs by contract agency is an excellent strategy as that may also show some stability, assuming you were working through the same agency...

Resume Help: letter of intent for a promotion, associate management, shift leader
associate management, shift leader, career questions: Angela, Thank you for your question! The fact that you were asked by a supervisor to apply for the promotion says a lot about your performance at the company so far. Your letter should be no more than one page in length, and you should focus on two key...

Resume Help: Resume help.., interviewing skills, superb ability
interviewing skills, superb ability, getting interviews: Andres, Thank you for sending me your resume. A few notes: Overall: * Your target is somewhat unclear. While you should not include an objective and spell it out, your focus should be apparent by your Highlights section. If your resume positions you for...

Resume Help: Resume help.., professional resume, resume cover letter
professional resume, resume cover letter, email: Andres, You may work directly with me rather than another writer. I would be happy to personally assist you in creating a new resume and/or cover letter. Once you order the Professional Resume or Professional Resume & Cover Letter service, I will be in touch...

Resume Help: Resume help.., mail phone, occupational background
mail phone, occupational background, background references: Andres, Try using this format: Personal Info (name, address, e-mail, phone) Objective Educational Background Occupational Background References With this structure in mind, it might be easier to organize your resume (which I would be happy to...

Resume Help: Resume Question, networking, professional organizations
networking, professional organizations, event planning: Melissa: If you want to go in a specific direction as you indicated in your question, you ve got to be SPECIFIC about what it is. I highly recommend that this be highlighted heavily in the resume NOT just ONLY the cover letter. If you speak to your event...

Resume Help: regarding bpo, larger company, financial difficulties
larger company, financial difficulties, bpo: Dear Prateek: There are lots of reasons that a person may want to leave their company: More opportunity A chance to learn more things Travel Going from a small company to a larger company Company is having financial difficulties Warmly, R. Butle...

Resume Help: resumee, st josephs convent, business development executive
st josephs convent, business development executive, target customer: Dear Mini: I am sorry for the extreme delay in answering this. This question landed up in my spam folder. I would appreciate it, if you rate me, that you do not give me a low mark on timeliness, as I just found the question today (computer s fault) not...

Resume Help: seeking job as professor, short term goal, uc school
short term goal, uc school, realistic perspective: Ryan, My answer is both. Apply for both full-fledged teaching positions and assistant/TA positions, but check the requirements of the university first and speak with a few professors. Does the university require its instructors to have teaching experience...

Resume Help: At Will Termation Help Please!!!!!!, probation period, legal aide
probation period, legal aide, good job: Dear Renee: Yes, they should give you a reason why you were terminated. If necessary, call legal aide and have them handle this. Or...what you can do is have a friend (they must sound very professional and have a business caller ID), call and pretend...

Resume Help: I can't get a teaching job!, ohio department of education, resume building
ohio department of education, resume building, education ohio: Dear Nicole: I totally understand your situation! I live in Pennsylvania and am also a teacher. Jobs are extremely hard to get in Pennsylvania and Ohio. There is nothing wrong with the resume. What you might have to do is try to substitute in a...

Resume Help: Work History on Resume, employment gap, job-hopping
employment gap, job-hopping, credibility: Tracy: You don t reference how many jobs that you ve had in the past 3 years. If you are speaking of say more than 3 jobs (1 job per year), then yes, I think you are going to have to develop a professional marketing piece that somehow camouflages this...

Resume Help: advice..., army reserves, joining the army
army reserves, joining the army, military service: Dear Lee: As long as you are willing to join the Army reserves, military service can enhance your resume quite a bit. However, don t join the reserves solely to enhance a resume. Make sure that is something you really want to do. If so, there is a...

Resume Help: College On Resume and Applications, didn't finish college degree, application
didn't finish college degree, application: Chris: As it relates to applications, you will need to list all schools and/or colleges attended whether or not you complete them. It is imperative to be as honest and truthful as possible on the application so as not to provide any potential of losing...

Resume Help: direct study, undergraduate assistant, professor
undergraduate assistant, professor: I think given that information, you could list it as a professor assistant job title maybe and list the duties you completed in this capacity as it went on for an entire semester. If the professor got the information published, then it s even more valuable...

Resume Help: Education portion of a resume, education portion, resume
education portion, resume, community college level: Dear Jamie: You can just list the schools or schools (no date) and say something like: successfully completed _____credits. Or if some of the courses would help in the position you are trying to get, list some of the courses, not all. Warmly, R. Butle...

Resume Help: explaining a gap, pta fundraisers, volunteer work
pta fundraisers, volunteer work, computer problem: Dear Lori: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. I had a computer problem. You list the dates by year - Example: 1989 - 1995 - Raised a family full time. Be sure you put on the cover letter that you are now ready to enter the work force....

Resume Help: Gap in employment history, target job, target position
target job, target position, employment gaps: Danielle, Employment gaps in a resume can be tricky. There are a couple of ways you can go: 1. Since you were working in February 2008, you can list the employment dates of your most recent position as 20XX-2008. If you do not include months, the gap is...

Resume Help: Internship, internship, cover letter
internship, cover letter, resume: Sherry, I m not really an expert in internship issues, but I have 2 suggestions: 1. Ask these questions at your educational program. Do they have some sort of placement counselor who might help? 2. I think contact by letter is probably your best bet,...

Resume Help: How to indicate salary requirements when asked, salary requirements, job offer negotiation
salary requirements, job offer negotiation: Hi Lex, Salary requirements are generally addressed in the cover letter. But, even though they ask for them, I would caution you against being too free about naming numbers. Salary is not the only thing that is important when considering a job offer. Benefits...

Resume Help: Preofessional Reference Question, job references
job references: Hi Lindsay, Two to three references is probably fine, preferably people who supervised you in some capacity, rather than co-workers or friends. The reality of reference checking is that many employers will do no more than confirm dates of employment and...

Resume Help: pitiful employment history, credits, degree
credits, degree, little to no work experience: Samantha: You have not mentioned how old your associate s degree classes are, but if they are relatively newer classes that you have taken in the last few years, go out and complete that degree ASAP! Depending upon your situation, you may want to look...

Resume Help: poor work history, good reference, can we contact this employer
good reference, can we contact this employer: If you have completed a 4-yr bachelor degree, then you need to sell your educational experiences and leave out some of the non-essential work experience, particularly if it is not related to your major. When applying for jobs, you should only answer YES...

Resume Help: qualifications brief, resume format, functional. chronological
resume format, functional. chronological, traditional: Demetrius: The two resume formats I was referring to is the functional resume or the chronological one. Margins side are pretty irrelevant when it comes to which one you choose to use. Employers prefer the chronological format. This simply means to...

Resume Help: qualifications brief, michelle penn, cprw
michelle penn, cprw, objective statement: Demetrius, Thank you for your question! A qualifications brief (alternatively called a Profile or Summary of Qualifications) has begun to replace the objective statement in recent years. The reasoning is simple: an objective tells hiring managers what YOU...

Resume Help: My Resume, regional account manager, extreme financial problems
regional account manager, extreme financial problems, sales background: Dear Adrienne: If they shut down, that is not your fault. You would simply state in the cover letter that they shut down due to financial problems. When you go on interviews, explain that the company seems to be having extreme financial problems, and...

Resume Help: Resume help and career advice, high school diploma, secretarial college
high school diploma, secretarial college, being a secretary: Kulsum, Thank you for your question. I offer CV/resume writing services through my website at www.ResumeResultsOnline.com, but I would be happy to take a look at your CV and give you some pointers. To send your CV to me, ask another question (marked as private...

Resume Help: resume, resume
resume: Hi Donna, I m not sure I understand why you would need a resume that would go into great depths on your current position when applying for a job at the same company. Won t they have access to your employment record? If I can understand your question...

Resume Help: resume help, resume, value
resume, value: Angela: Without reviewing your resume, I would be simply shooting in the dark to answer this question. I will say this... One of the biggest mistakes that job seekers make in their professional marketing portfolio is by talking about what they do...

Resume Help: resume preperation, sap bw, dart express
sap bw, dart express, types of resumes: Dear P.B. Jeetendra: You should start with your name, address, phone number, and email address centered at the top of the page. List your professional experience, paying close attention to important details of what you actually did and any accomplishments....

Resume Help: Employment Verfication, background, check
background, check, companies: Mike: From my experience as a HR professional with the state of Virginia, we primarily used the state of VA Police Departments and the reports generated from it. When it came to out-of-town new hires, we used to request the last three counties in which...

Resume Help: Gap in employment?, severance package, job hunting
severance package, job hunting, education classes: Yes, employers can find out your actual dates of employment when they check references. However, you can minimize the gap by using only years on your resume. For example, use 2004-2007 rather than 1/2004-4/2007. If you have not been working since 2007, the...

Resume Help: Online Resume as well as Paper Resume, online resumes, resumes
online resumes, resumes, cover letters: Hi Rebecca, Both types of resumes can work. Often, an employer will specify how they d like to receive applicants, i.e., via email or by fax or snail mail. I d take your cues from them because that s the best way to make sure your information ends up in...

Resume Help: Re-entering Workforce, MBA, re-enter the workforce
MBA, re-enter the workforce, degree: Michelle: Congratulations on being proactive in your desire to re-enter the workforce in the future! I am so excited to know that you are willing and able to invest in You, Inc. NOW to assist in the difficult transition of going back into the workforce...

Resume Help: Resume, adult education center, continuing education courses
adult education center, continuing education courses, question field: Yes, for the most part, candidates with little professional experience can benefit from including volunteer and extracurricular activities on their resumes. Continuing education courses should definitely be included, as long as they are related to your...

Resume Help: resume review, free resume critique, michelle penn
free resume critique, michelle penn, free critiques: Emily, You can either cut and paste your resume into a new / follow-up question for me (mark it as private to protect your information), or you can search free resume critique to locate other providers. Keep in mind, however, that many companies offering...

Resume Help: Work History, old work history, employment
old work history, employment, value: Shari: Your current role is fine in regards to speaking to your value added and worth to your profession and the employer. You should only note previous jobs further back than this in company, title, and years ONLY. Any work experience older than your...

Resume Help: Covering letter vs Statement of Purpose, Statement of Purpose, Cover Letter
Statement of Purpose, Cover Letter, resume: Hi Shideh, I understand how confusing it can be to identify the difference between a Cover Letter and a Statement of Purpose. Maybe I can help you. Think of a Cover Letter as an introduction to your resume or application package. It will serve the...

Resume Help: CV Help ref gaps?, duquesne university pittsburgh, duquesne university pittsburgh pa
duquesne university pittsburgh, duquesne university pittsburgh pa, bar experience: Dear Leigh: She doesn t have to specify that she is still in her 1st year. She simply states the name of the University Example: Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006 - Present Pursuing a degree in ________________. If she did any extracurricular...

Resume Help: "condensed" Resume, michelle penn, work history
michelle penn, work history, work experience: David, Thank you for your question. Typically, you should only include 10-15 years of experience on a resume. If you have 20+ years of experience, a condensed version should be the ONLY version you are using. Not only are hiring mangers less interested in...

Resume Help: Fired from last two jobs....relevent experience, termination, unemployment
termination, unemployment, policy: Christopher: I would have to understand the specifics behind your terminations to be sure as to how best to address these on a company APPLICATION. Notice that I didn t saw resume, because terminations don t have to be explained and I would recommend that...

Resume Help: formats of resume, creative flair, word functions
creative flair, word functions, introductory summary: Hi Vadika, Resumes can come in many forms, but the most common are the chronological and the functional. But, the fun part is that you can combine these two formats, with your own creative flair to develop a resume that is professional, easily read, and...

Resume Help: Help Getting Back on track?, apprentice machinist, machinist apprentice
apprentice machinist, machinist apprentice, time parents: Hi Drew, I’m really sorry to hear about the ordeal you have been through—handling so many things coming at you at once is really difficult. But, I admire your motivation and perseverance—that says a lot about you and your character. To answer some of...

Resume Help: Should I include current position if only been there 4 months, company position, current position
company position, current position, 4 months: Dear Brian: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. For some reason, this went into my spam file. I probably would not include this position until you have worked for an entire year. However, some of this depends upon how long you were at previous...

Resume Help: Will a misdemeanor hurt me getting a job?, unemployed, become a teacher
unemployed, become a teacher, misdemeanor: Mary: I think your answer is based on a few things. Number 1, what state you are considering on teaching in? Different states have different standards on past convictions. Also, not all teacher applications are made the same. Some might want to know...

Resume Help: Need to Make a Smooth Transition, job search, reference
job search, reference, terminated: Cynthia: Your request is COMPLETELY reasonable. If you are not a top contender for a position in the hiring process, there is absolutely NO need for an employer to contact your current employer. This is also a very normal request in the job search process....

Resume Help: question abotu rehire, resume help, cover letter help
resume help, cover letter help, former employer: Hi Gary, Unfortunately, Lisa is not available to answer this question, but I d be happy to assist you. Regarding your cover letter, basic points should include: -Prior tenure with the company -Recent circumstances have resulted in your relocation...

Resume Help: question about rehire, company, resigned
company, resigned, good terms: Gary B, I would have to wonder why you would be interested in returning to a former employer and explore the answers to those questions first. Whether you left on good terms or not, What would be your motivation to cross that bridge again? Would you be...

Resume Help: question about rehire, cover letter, rehire
cover letter, rehire, absence: Hi Gary, As you describe your situation, it sounds as if you already know the answer and just need confirmation to build your confidence! Considering that you left the company on good terms, address your cover letter to the hiring manager and express...

Resume Help: Re: Lack of experience, strong work ethic, technology journalism
strong work ethic, technology journalism, profile type: Dear Diane: You don t mention what types of jobs you are looking for. First of all, take out your objective. It is really not needed, and you are going to state what position or positions you are looking for on your cover letter. Make sure you skip lines...

Resume Help: Resume question, jobs, Monster
jobs, Monster, Careerbuilder: LLiyana, Given the fact that unemployment is at an all-time high since the Great Depression, there are more and more people looking for jobs right now so your lack of response is NOT common nor unheard of. This does not mean that your resume is bad or...