Articles by: Fernanda Teixeira

COPD National Action Plan: Respiratory Therapists Can Make a Difference

November 2, 2016

COPD National Action Plan: Respiratory Therapists Can Make a Difference

The AARC is proud to submit comments on the first ever COPD National Action Plan developed by the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI). This landmark document is long overdue and advocated by the AARC, COPD Foundation, and many others. The plan came together as a result of a COPD Town Hall meeting held earlier... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Smoking Leads to Excessive Cancer Deaths, More Money for Tobacco Control Could Help

October 31, 2016

Smoking Leads to Excessive Cancer Deaths, More Money for Tobacco Control Could Help

Respiratory therapists regularly advocate for increased spending on tobacco control measures. Unfortunately, tobacco control often gets the short end of the stick in state budgets. New research from investigators at the American Cancer Society suggests that’s taking a toll. Based on large prospective U.S. studies and state-specific smoking prevalence data, they calculated the population-attributable fraction... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Good Press: AARC Members in the News November

October 27, 2016

Good Press: AARC Members in the News November

Good Press: AARC Members in the News features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Valerie Norwood Janet Fantazia Valerie Norwood talks about her hospital’s new body plethysmograph in this article in The Daily World out of Washington State — including its kid-friendly features. “One on-screen image has a birthday cake with candles on... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Home Oxygen Study Offers Lessons for RTs

October 27, 2016

Home Oxygen Study Offers Lessons for RTs

Long-awaited results from a study conducted among COPD patients with moderate oxygen deficiency who were and were not treated with long-term oxygen therapy are now in, and the take home message for respiratory therapists and other clinicians is this: in this group of patients, home oxygen does not result in longer life, shorter time to... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Love Is in the Air at AARC Congress 2016

October 20, 2016

Love Is in the Air at AARC Congress 2016

Krupa and Nelson posing for their first photo as Fiancés. Ashlyn Krupa couldn’t have been more excited to have her abstract accepted to this year’s Open Forum, and sharing it with her colleagues on Monday was a big thrill for this Boise State University RT student. Little did she know the excitement wouldn’t end with... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Open Letter Reminds RTs Why We Do What We Do

October 12, 2016

Open Letter Reminds RTs Why We Do What We Do

Peter DeMarco and his wife, Laura Levis, hiking together last summer in Scotland. Credit Photo courtesy of Peter DeMarco When a patient is near death in the hospital, family members need more than just competent care for their loved one. They need compassion too. Clinicians at CHA Cambridge Hospital in Boston, MA, were there for... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Dad’s Struggle with ALS Inspires Respiratory Therapy Student

October 12, 2016

Dad’s Struggle with ALS Inspires Respiratory Therapy Student

Tyler and Dewayne Garret pose for a photo together at Tyler’s white coat ceremony. Tyler Garrett was initially attracted to the respiratory care profession because he grew up with asthma as a kid. But it was his dad’s disease that really sealed the deal for him. A former law enforcement officer, Dewayne Garrett is battling... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

RSV Experience Leads Member to Be an RT

October 12, 2016

RSV Experience Leads Member to Be an RT

Olivia Ervin has come a long way since a scary bout with RSV as an infant, which ultimately put her mom on the path to becoming an RT. October is RSV Awareness Month, and for one AARC member, that has special meaning. It was December of 2002. Nikki Ervin, RRT-NPS, and her young family embarked on... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Good Press: AARC Members in the News October

October 6, 2016

Good Press: AARC Members in the News October

Good Press: AARC Members in the News August features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Holly Tull Jennifer Watts Tom Anderson Holly Tull talks about infant CPR instruction for parents and other caregivers in this article and video on the CBS-TV website out of Yakima, WA. “We want to make sure that they... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Minnesota RTs Help Implement Continuous Capnography Program

October 6, 2016

Minnesota RTs Help Implement Continuous Capnography Program

Lange believes other therapists can play a significant role in similar programs in their facilities and urges them to take on the challenge Respiratory depression is a serious medical problem that can lead to unnecessary death. Continuous capnography can alert clinicians to the development of respiratory depression in time to do something about it. Hospitals... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

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