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
Jul 3, 2015
Very useful!
A Google User
May 3, 2015
Amazing app!!! So helpful! This app is so awesome! It has everything I need and more to communicate with my patients. Thanks to my awesome coworkers who developed it!! And to those who say the app isn't working, make sure you turn the volume up on your phone. When you select a phrase, you will hear someone saying it. But it won't work if your phone is on mute!
A Google User
May 3, 2015
Excellente This app is great seen a nurse use it .especially good for extubations..it works....SO I DOWNLOADED IT turned up the volume and BAMMMMM only got good results......excellent for people who have no idea what they r saying in SPANISH.
A Google User
Jan 30, 2015
Not working I installed it and when I select a category it doesn't do anything!
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!