Oxygen is necessary for all aerobic life, and nothing is more important in respiratory care than its proper understanding, assessment, and administration.
Oxygen has been a cornerstone block of the profession of respiratory care since 1946. The profession of respiratory care breathed life shortly after Dr. Albert Andrews, MD, outlines the structure and purpose of a hospital-based inhalation therapy department in his book, Manual of Oxygen Therapy Techniques.
Oxygen has come a long way since that time and migrated from large H cylinders that were pushed around the hospital setting by oxygen orderlies to portable lightweight devices in patient’s homes.In 2013, the AARC has gone back to its original roots to focus some attention on the importance of oxygen therapy. Resources that are captured on this very webpage…An Audio Book of Dr. Petty’s last work, a link to an entire journal filled with articles about oxygen in January’s issue of Respiratory Care and a new resource; A Guide to Portable Oxygen Concentrators.
Adventures of an Oxy-phile2
Thomas L. Petty, MD, a Pulmonologist, was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver and at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. He was also Professor of Medicine Emeritus at National Jewish Health in Denver. Dr. Petty, an international authority on respiratory disease, published over 800 articles in medical journals and was author or editor of 45 books or editions.
The American Association for Respiratory Care as a long-time friend and colleague of Dr. Thomas Petty is both honored and privilege to provide his final book, “Adventures of an Oxy-Phile2,” in audio book format.
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RESPIRATORY CARE Journal Conference
Editor-in-Chief, Dean Hess PhD, RRT, FAARC states:
We begin the year 2013 with the proceedings of the 50th RESPIRATORY CARE Journal Conference. It is fitting that the topic of oxygen was selected for the 50th conference, as there is probably no other subject as fundamental and important for the readers of RESPIRATORY CARE. We are grateful to John Heffner and Richard Branson for co-chairing this conference.
View the Conference Procedings in the January 2013 issue of RESPIRATORY CARE.