Posts Categorized: Clinical

My Career: Isn’t Just For Me

It’s a common misconception that Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) simply perform tasks that nurses do not have time for. In reality, doctors and nurses often rely on RRTs to evaluate the scene, document and report the findings, and then determine appropriate care plans for patients during respiratory crises. Additionally, since therapists serve across the spectrum… Read more »

The Value of My Stethoscope

“I’ve seen babies being born, worked first-hand in Pittsburgh’s top-rated Trauma Burn Center, assisted a flight crew, and held a beating heart in my hand. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!” Meet Chelsea Owens, a Senior Respiratory Therapist at UPMC East. As a child, Chelsea suffered from severe asthma, spending many sleepless nights in hospital… Read more »

Little Moments, Big Impact

Before joining UPMC in 2015, Sarah Jenkins, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, had already begun impacting the lives of children across the nation. Starting at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, her stint as a Registered Nurse in the NICU confirmed her desire to pursue a career in neonatal nursing. After working as a Neonatal Nurse… Read more »