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19 Jul

How RTs Can Help Battle Occupational Asthma

According to a recent report from the CDC, 33,307 people between the ages of 15 and 64 died from asthma between 1999 and 2016. What caused those deaths? For an estimated 3,664-6,994 of them, an occupational exposure to a hazardous substance may have been to blame. Men working in food, beverage, and tobacco products manufacturing;… Read more »

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30 May

Environmental Influence on Asthma

With May being Allergy & Asthma Month, we reached out to Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to share her expertise on environmental factors and asthma, along with tips on how you can best help your patients. “May is Asthma Awareness Month and a great time to learn more about how… Read more »

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30 May

Asthma in the Workplace: What RTs with Asthma Have to Say

A new report from the CDC shines a light on asthma in the workplace. Overall, the report finds 6.8 percent of employed adults have asthma — some 11 million people. The highest prevalence occurs in the health care and social assistance industries, where 8.8% suffer from the condition. The prevalence of asthma among respiratory therapists… Read more »

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01 May

Asthma Action Plans Enhance Patient Care

Each patient you treat is unique. While symptoms between patients may be similar, the treatment and care you give will be distinctive for the individual. For your asthma patients, an asthma action plan can help deliver unified and strategic care. AARC Members Doug Gardenhire, EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC, and Dave Burnett, PhD, RRT, AE-C, share… Read more »

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31 Jul

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, making this a great opportunity to remind your patients to get their appropriate vaccines. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), thousands of American adults get sick each year from diseases that vaccines can prevent. For patients with asthma or COPD, vaccines are an important step… Read more »

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