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Melva Ayers

RRT/ Registered Respiratory Therapist

Work experience

Jul 2013Present

Registered Respiratory Therapist

CAMC
CAMC Memorial-Charleston, WV Registered Respiratory Therapist, Worked in ICU, SICU, ER, and CCU experience Perform general floor therapy, including MDI, CPT, acapellas, metaneb therapy, pulse oximetry, incentive spirometry, oxygen therapy, CPAP and BiPAP therapy, setup, maintenance and troubleshooting. ABG's and bedside PFT's data collection and interpretation. Perform ventilator management, maintenance and troubleshooting, ETT placement, cuff maintenance, weaning protocols, and extubations. Experience with patient and family instruction and education of therapy modalities. Assisted with bronchoscopy, intubations, and tracheostomy tube placements. Perform trach care, trach cuff maintenance, in-line, NT, and oral suctioning, oral care, and trach collar set-up. Respond to codes requiring critical thinking skills. Transport with BiPAP, non-rebreather, venti-mask, resuscitation bag to CT, MRI, ICU, OR, or cath lab.

Education

20112013

Associates of Applied Science/ Respiratory Therapy

Mountwest Community and Technical College