Rebecca Rakowski, RCP

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    Job Title :
    Respiratory Care Practitioner

    Areas of Treatment :

    Specialties :
    Respiratory Therapist

    Practice Name :
    Grandview Health and Rehab

    Location :
    Bloomington, 47407 United States

    Years in Practice :

    Description of Practice :

    CPAP/BIPAP/AVAP/Trilogy set ups: pt training/education, follow up calls/home visits, mask fits, success with compliance, op-checking equipment/troubleshooting, daily physician interaction/communication regarding pt care or acquiring necessary changes in pt care; Oxygen pt follow up assessments to prevent re-admission to ER, administration/training/education, vital signs, conserving device testing; Apnea monitor set ups, training/education, downloads, op-checking monitors, caregiver training in infant/pediatric CPR and choking; Oximetry testing; CPT; Bronchial hygiene; Hyperinflation management; Pulmonary rehabilitation; Nursing home care.

    Areas of Expertise :
    Home Care, Nursing home care

    Education/Degree :
    Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington

    Year Graduated :

    Board Certification :
    National Board for Respiratory Care- Respiratory Care Practitioner; CRT (Certified Respiratory Therapist)

    Faculty Appointments :

    • Speaks at Hospitals Yearly on Better Breathing Topics
    • Regional Public Speaking

    How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?

    Rebecca's goal with all patients is to show empathy, and make them feel like they matter; with respect, dignity and humor when applicable. 

    Professional Society Memberships :
    American Association for Respiratory Care

    Honors and Awards :

    • Graduated Cum Laude, Ivy Tech Community College

    Teaching and Speaking :

    Rebecca speaks at hospitals periodically on respiratory diseases (ex: COPD) and educates groups on better breathing topics.

    Research Interests :

    New Information Regarding Sleep Apnea and its Relevance in Symptoms

    Attributes Success To:

    Her success is due to her passion for treating patients like family. She is the 9th of 10 children with parents that were married for 65 years before they passed away. Her parents selflessly devoted their lives to raising�their children�with morals, integrity, independence and empathy towards others. They are her heroes and are morally present in everything she does. She has had dozens of surgeries, and was not treated well by some hospital staff. She made it her goal to always treat patients with dignity and respect, regardless of their income or social status. The positive feedback she receives keeps her motivated and going. �Rebecca is the proud mother of a beautiful daughter, and strives to set a better example for her daughter to follow.

    Place of Birth :
    Jackson, MI

    Gender :

    Favorite Medical Journal :
    AARC Magazines

    Hobbies/Sports :
    Making Jewelry, Concerts, Movies, Get Togethers with Friends, Decorating, Planting Flower Gardens, Traveling

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