Articles by: Fernanda Teixeira

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

November 17, 2016

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

Enable cookies to see embeded content. 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... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

ATS, ACCP, Publish New Ventilator Discontinuation Guidelines

November 10, 2016

ATS, ACCP, Publish New Ventilator Discontinuation Guidelines

New guidelines from the American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians may provide additional guidance for clinicians like respiratory therapists who manage patients on mechanical ventilation. Developed by a committee of experts, the guidelines are an update to the 2001 CHEST guideline on ventilator liberation and are based on the most recent evidence... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

CHEST 2016 Presenter Emphasizes Importance of RT Role in Home Visits

November 10, 2016

CHEST 2016 Presenter Emphasizes Importance of RT Role in Home Visits

Patients with chronic lung diseases like COPD and asthma need to make regular visits to their physicians’ offices to maintain control of their conditions. But getting patients to show up for these visits can be a challenge. A new study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, at Fresno finds just one... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

RTs Celebrate Real Life Heroes

November 8, 2016

RTs Celebrate Real Life Heroes

National Respiratory Care Week took place the last week in October, and therapists from Maine to California used the occasion to raise awareness of the profession and the clinicians who play such an integral role in the health and wellbeing of people with respiratory conditions. Here’s a brief look at some of their celebrations —... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

How Do You Use Incentive Spirometry?

November 8, 2016

How Do You Use Incentive Spirometry?

The AARC has been asked to disseminate a survey among its membership aimed at finding out how therapists use incentive spirometry on the job. Developed by a medical student as part of a research project, the five-minute survey is also being circulated among nurses. So take a few minutes to weigh in on this important... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

President Walsh Talks Quality, Safety, and Value in Big Ideas Theater

November 7, 2016

President Walsh Talks Quality, Safety, and Value in Big Ideas Theater

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As 2016 winds down, AARC President Brian Walsh, PHD, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, RPFT, FAARC, is ramping up efforts to renew the AARC’s focus on quality, safety, and value in 2017. His goals for his two-year term in office, which kicked off during AARC Congress 2016 in San Antonio last month,... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

UNICEF Suggests Four Steps to Protect Kids from Air Pollution

November 4, 2016

UNICEF Suggests Four Steps to Protect Kids from Air Pollution

Air pollution contributes to the deaths of about 600,000 children under age five every year and nearly one in seven kids — about 300 million — live in areas with toxic levels of air pollution that exceed international guidelines by six times or more. Overall, two billion children live in areas where outdoor air pollution... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

November is the Month to Build Your COPD Skills

November 2, 2016

November is the Month to Build Your COPD Skills

Here’s a rundown of what we have available for you — and for your patients and your colleagues too: Our Alpha-1 Course covers everything from pathobiology to optimal management to emerging therapies for the leading genetic cause of COPD. Our Guide to Portable Oxygen Concentrators will bring you up to speed on the portable systems... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

COPD Month: We’re Raising Awareness, You Should Too!

November 2, 2016

COPD Month: We’re Raising Awareness, You Should Too!

November is COPD Awareness Month, and that means we all need to get out into our communities and let people know what this chronic lung disease is all about and how respiratory therapists are involved in its treatment. Go Orange! Here at the AARC, we’re posting COPD-related messages on our social media pages throughout November,... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

AARC Partner Invites RTs to Asthma Webcast

November 2, 2016

AARC Partner Invites RTs to Asthma Webcast

AARC partner, the Allergy & Asthma Network, is inviting respiratory therapists to attend an upcoming webcast on “Severe Asthma: Evaluation, Management, and New Advances.” Scheduled for Nov. 15, the free webcast will feature Dr. Bradley Chipps, who will bring clinicians up-to-date on the latest developments in caring for people with the severe form of the... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

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Celebrating Our Past
Building Our Future

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