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18 Jul

Becoming a Respected Voice Begins With Involvement

You have a voice and immense experience and expertise to share with colleagues. But are you being heard? Two RTs who feel they have become a respected voice in the larger medical community explain what it takes. Community service For Tina Lovings, MHS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, the road to respect has been paved with community involvement…. Read more »

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11 Jul

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 16: Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Kim Wiles, BS, RRT, CPFT, FAARC, vice president of Respiratory Services, discusses portable oxygen concentrators and the importance of knowing their limitations. Portable Oxygen Concentrators Guide According to Wiles, oxygen delivery is different in the home, where pulse delivery is used instead… Read more »

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11 Jul

Quality Management and the Respiratory Therapist

Quality management is a key component of healthcare, and respiratory care managers play an integral role in making it happen for their departments. What are they doing and why? Several managers weigh in. Measurements are crucial Holly Tull, BASM, RRT, respiratory care manager at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital in Yakima, WA, believes respiratory care departments… Read more »

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11 Jul

What RTs Can Do to Keep Smokers from Losing Hope

Quitting smoking is the hardest thing many people will ever try to do in their lives, and most of them have to make multiple attempts before they are successful. Ensuring these smokers don’t lose hope during the prolonged journey toward tobacco freedom can be hard for clinicians like respiratory therapists. Two RTs who specialize in… Read more »

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03 Jul

PFTs in Children: Which Interface is Best?

Performing pulmonary function tests in young children can pose special challenges, in part because they don’t like the mouthpiece and noseclips required for many of the tests. A recent study in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis found the facemask could be a more child-friendly option for the multiple breath washout (MBW) test, which is often… Read more »

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03 Jul

Student Perspective: Amanda Hreiz

Amanda Hreiz, of Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, VA, discusses her experience as a student representative on the Virginia Society for Respiratory Care Board. Put Your Student Benefits to Work By Amanda Hreiz AARC Student Member Amanda Hreiz Since I began my journey as a respiratory therapy student, I have recently had the… Read more »

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