I’ve been in a few hospitals and have observed various policies. In 1, RNs or RTs could administer breathing tx. Where i currently work, only RTs can give them.
And, the RTs are very obvious regarding their animosity when we call them. The belittle RNs, put them down when they call, etc.
That being said, I know the RTs are apparently spread thin, working all floors of the hospital: from ED to the floor to ICU. And I suppose they feel like they get called unnecessarily at times.
I'm not sure what the policy is where the OP works, but this info could shed light on the situation.