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07 Aug

Study Finds Good Results for Respiratory Therapist-Led Protocol

Determining when a patient is ready to wean from mechanical ventilation is essential to a successful extubation. Researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN, believe an RT-led daily spontaneous breathing trial protocol can make a difference. In a study published ahead of print by Pediatric Critical Care… Read more »

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07 Aug

RT Autonomy Cited as Factor in Timely Use of NIV

Studies have shown noninvasive ventilation (NIV) reduces the need for intubation in patients hospitalized with a severe exacerbation of COPD, and it also decreases hospital length of stay and mortality. So why aren’t more hospitals using it? To answer that question, U.S. researchers decided to conduct in-depth interviews with 32 clinicians at seven hospitals considered… Read more »

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31 Jul

Great Experiences Made at Summer Forum

The AARC hosted its annual Summer Forum in June, bringing together 430 attendees from across 46 states. From networking to learning, Summer Forum delivered great experiences for our members. “What I really liked about the Summer Forum was the opportunity to meet other therapists and learn their perspective on some of the issues and problems… Read more »

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26 Apr

Real World Study Looks Into Asthma Control

Getting asthma under control is key to reducing hospitalizations and emergency department visits for the condition. But as respiratory therapists who work with asthma patients know all too well, gaining that control can be an uphill battle. New research from Spanish investigators bears that out. In a study conducted among 1299 asthma patients with uncontrolled… Read more »

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