RT Assist

RT Assist


RT Assist is an application that was developed to help Respiratory Therapists better communicate with their Spanish-speaking patients and their families. Our focus is specific to translating the terms and phrases that Respiratory Therapists commonly use in the clinical setting. Included are phrases that can help explain standard procedures and reasons for specific therapies and/or medications. Patient assessment is possible through guided questions about mental status, pain levels and comfort. Intubated patients have a dedicated section that will allow clinicians to guide spontaneous breathing trials and assess extubation readiness. For simplicity, all questions have been designed to be given in a yes or no response.

The goal of this bedside tool is to improve patient safety and quality of care by ensuring a higher level of clarity and mutual understanding. We believe that our patients need to understand the reasons for a particular medication, therapy, or procedure. Keeping this in mind, we made it a point to ensure that these translations stayed clear of “textbook” and “slang” Spanish. Instead, we have opted to use a simple and polite Spanish that most people can understand, regardless of country of origin or level of education.

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About RT Assist
RT Assist is an application that was developed to help Respiratory Therapists better communicate with their Spanish-speaking patients and their families. Our focus is specific to translating the terms and phrases that Respiratory Therapists commonly use in the clinical setting. Included are phrases that can help explain standard procedures and reasons for specific therapies and/or medications. Patient assessment is possible through guided questions about mental status, pain levels and comfort. Intubated patients have a dedicated section that will allow clinicians to guide spontaneous breathing trials and assess extubation readiness. For simplicity, all questions have been designed to be given in a yes or no response.

The goal of this bedside tool is to improve patient safety and quality of care by ensuring a higher level of clarity and mutual understanding. We believe that our patients need to understand the reasons for a particular medication, therapy, or procedure. Keeping this in mind, we made it a point to ensure that these translations stayed clear of “textbook” and “slang” Spanish. Instead, we have opted to use a simple and polite Spanish that most people can understand, regardless of country of origin or level of education.

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A Google User
May 21, 2014
This application is awesome..working with patients who are spanish speaking allows me to have good repoire and give great care to them!
A Google User
Apr 16, 2014
Life changing When I downloaded this app, it instantly changed my life. The feeling was ten times greater than what Biff felt when he found an almanac from the future. After the installation completed, a radiant sunbeam pierced through the cloudy sky forming a stunning rainbow that ended right in front of me. As you would expect, a leprechaun dressed as an oompa loompa presented a giant pot of gold as an added bonus. But wait, there's more: I discovered that each button press in the app immediately summoned a unique and glorious tune sung by none other than the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The only thing that would have made this app better was if it came with an adult sized horse's head mask. Since I was going to give this app six stars, I'll deduct one point for that.
A Google User
Apr 2, 2014
Great app! Quick, concise app to help all people in healthcare provide better care! Highly recommend this app!
A Google User
Mar 19, 2014
Such a great tool I am an RN and actually work with one of the men who developed this app. I'm so pleased! It is so handy, very mobile, and all of the patients I have used it with really responded positively towards its use. I have translated mostly with people who are waking up post op and are doing a sprint trial for extubation. Families have also really appreciated its implementation. The developers really value feedback and have added a few phrases I thought pertinent for my current practice. I highly recommend this app.
A Google User
Jan 24, 2014
GREAT resource I am currently studying RT in Puerto Rico and this is a great resource not only for non spanish speakers but for native speakers as well. It underlines the importance of patient care and reading levels that we should communicate with the patients. For those who don't speak spanish, I can personally attest to the phrases as viable and effective ways of communication at or around a 6th grade reading level.