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26 Apr

New Guidelines Tout Pulmonary Rehab, Home Care, for COPD

Respiratory therapists know pulmonary rehabilitation can help COPD patients regain lost functioning, and many believe these patients can be effectively treated at home when the condition flares up as well. In a new set of guidelines aimed at helping clinicians care for COPD patients with an acute exacerbation, the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory… Read more »

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15 Mar

This is the Week to Celebrate Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Chronic lung disease patients depend on respiratory therapists to get them through the acute exacerbations caused by their conditions. But these patients need RTs to help them after the acute episode is over too, and that’s where pulmonary rehabilitation comes into play. These life-enhancing programs show patients how they can live well despite chronic lung… Read more »

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11 Jan

AARC RFP: A Needs Assessment Study

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) invites qualified organizations to submit a bid for conducting a national needs assessment in accordance with the attached project description for Exploring the Status of Non-Physician Advanced Practice Provider Employment Density and Sufficiency of Educational Background in the Care of Patients with Cardiopulmonary Disease. The AARC is seeking a… Read more »

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30 Nov

RT Role in COPD Care Outlined in New Report

The role of the respiratory therapist figures heavily in a new report published in the October 2016 issue (Volume 3, Issue 4) of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation. The report outlines the results from the second annual National COPD Readmissions Summit, which was convened by the COPD Foundation in March of… Read more »

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17 Nov

Big Ideas Theater: Dr. Neil MacIntyre Explains the ABCDEF Bundle

If you work in an ICU, you’ve probably at least heard of the ABCDEF Bundle. Developed by critical care experts who reviewed randomized controlled trials on the ventilator liberation process, the bundle is aimed at getting more patients off mechanical ventilation as quickly as possible through the use of evidence-based strategies. Attendees at AARC Congress… Read more »

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