FULTON, NY – A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton has earned its third consecutive Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) award from the American Association for Respiratory Care.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re very pleased to be recognized for our level of care,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Jennifer Carey, RRT, cardiopulmonary clinical manager.
The hospital was required to meet or exceed several criteria for staffing, training, oversight, and procedures provided.
Respiratory therapists are specially trained health care professionals who work under physicianÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s orders to provide a wide range of breathing treatments and other services to people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, AIDS, and other lung or lung-related conditions.
They are also key members of life-saving response teams charged with handling medical emergencies such as code blue ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ cardiac and respiratory arrest.