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10 Jul

Best Practices: Ventilator Weaning Protocols

Delivering the best possible care to patients on mechanical ventilation means getting those patients off mechanical ventilation as soon as it is safely possible. According to Carl Haas, MLS, LRT, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, the best way to make sure that happens is to follow protocols developed specifically for this area of practice. He shares his… Read more »

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10 Jul

4 FAQ on Summer Forum

There’s still time to register for Summer Forum 2019! With beautiful Fort Lauderdale, FL as your backdrop, Summer Forum is your chance to meet respiratory therapy thought leaders and learn best practices of the profession. Still have questions about the meeting? Check out these FAQ and save your spot today! Go To Summer Forum Question… Read more »

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02 Jul

When Less is More?

This episode of the Current Topics in Respiratory Care video series features Dean R Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC, presenting “When Less is More.” Purchase Your DVD Today In recent years, it has become increasingly appreciated that less aggressive therapy might lead to better outcomes. Noninvasive respiratory support has been shown to improve outcomes in appropriately… Read more »

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26 Jun

AARC Supports Drew’s Movement

Drew Hughes was only 13 years old when he died after his endotracheal tube was accidentally dislodged during transport to a level I trauma center following a skateboarding accident. The transport team (which included a respiratory therapist) accidentally reintubated Drew in his esophagus and did not recognize the malposition as they did not carry an… Read more »

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26 Jun

AARC Member Co-authors Inhaler Study

A new study published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare takes a closer look at electronic inhaler monitoring for patients with COPD, and AARC member Richard Rice, MEd, RRT, research coordinator in the Respiratory Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, is one of the co-authors. The study was conducted among 39 patients… Read more »

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26 Jun

Adult Nasal High Flow Therapy: Informed and Educated

by Madison Fratzke, BSRT, RRT, RRT-ACCS, Jason Kirkness, PhD, and Keith Lamb, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC Nasal High Flow Therapy (NHF) has become a first line mode for respiratory support in patients with hypoxemic respiratory failure. 1 – 4 Published nomenclature for NHF therapy often utilize or include one of a dozen permutations of discretionary… Read more »

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