Articles tagged with: Clinical Perspectives

Aerosolized Antibiotics – Now What?

July 2, 2019

Aerosolized Antibiotics – Now What?

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2018, Rajiv Dhand, MD, FCCP, FAARC, from the University of Tennessee Medical Center, discusses aerosolized antibiotics–current practice and future applications. Watch More Big Ideas Theater Big Ideas Theater 2018 was filmed at the AARC Congress 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. Congress speakers and... Read more »

 

AARC Supports Drew’s Movement

June 26, 2019

AARC Supports Drew’s Movement

Drew Hughes was only 13 years old when he died after his endotracheal tube was accidentally dislodged during transport to a level I trauma center following a skateboarding accident. The transport team (which included a respiratory therapist) accidentally reintubated Drew in his esophagus and did not recognize the malposition as they did not carry an... Read more »

 

Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access: What RTs Need to Know

September 26, 2018

Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access: What RTs Need to Know

Respiratory therapists are increasingly being asked to serve on vascular access teams or rapid response teams where emergent vascular access may be necessary. Ultrasound is increasingly being used by these teams to guide vascular access. Check Out Congress Pre-Courses What does the medical evidence have to say about this procedure? Recent studies back up the... Read more »

 

DPIs: What RTs Need to Know

April 25, 2018

DPIs: What RTs Need to Know

Dry powder inhalers (DPIs) came on the market in response to the uncertain future facing pressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) containing CFC propellants known to contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer. The phase-out of those propellants drove the development of DPIs, which are now considered to hold the greatest potential for new and... Read more »

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Clinical Documentation: What it Means for RTs and Why

April 4, 2018

Clinical Documentation: What it Means for RTs and Why

Most clinicians view charting as a chore. But clinical documentation is a fact of life in health care with far reaching implications for hospitals and their patients. Respiratory care managers explain why bedside therapists need to take it seriously. Not charted? Not done! “There is a real simple statement that covers this,” said Jeff Davis,... Read more »

 

California Respiratory Therapists Expand into Telehealth

March 26, 2018

California Respiratory Therapists Expand into Telehealth

Neuromuscular disease patients need ongoing support, and respiratory therapists are an integral part of their multidisciplinary care team. A pilot project implemented by Micaela Sarazen, BSRT, RRT, and her colleagues at UC Davis in Sacramento, CA, in partnership with a local DME provider suggests telehealth may offer new opportunities for RTs to expand their role... Read more »

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Aerosol Delivery Devices: Put Your Expertise in Action for Patients

February 28, 2018

Aerosol Delivery Devices: Put Your Expertise in Action for Patients

There are many types of devices that RTs use to administer aerosol therapy. They all work differently and, as experts, RTs should be well versed in demonstrating, educating and coaching proper usage of these devices to patients. Doug Gardenhire, EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC, of Georgia State University, shares his expertise on how RTs can keep... Read more »

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Big Ideas Theater, Episode 8:  Adaptive Servo Ventilation and Central Sleep Apnea

February 21, 2018

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 8: Adaptive Servo Ventilation and Central Sleep Apnea

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Jessica Schweller MS, RRT, RRT-SDS, RN, CNP, discusses the difference between central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea. Schweller explains the importance of regular patient evaluation for central sleep apnea because a patient’s health status is ever-changing. Schweller opens this episode describing... Read more »

 

Tales from the ICU: Best Practices in Airway Management

February 7, 2018

Tales from the ICU: Best Practices in Airway Management

Respiratory therapists are known for their expertise in airway management, and nowhere are those skills more valued than in the ICU. Two AARC members share recent stories illustrating just how important it is to keep best practices top of mind when managing the airway in patients who are critically ill. Blunt chest trauma A challenging... Read more »

 

Clinical Guideline Team Kicks Off

November 28, 2017

Clinical Guideline Team Kicks Off

A team of AARC members from across North America embarked on a new clinical practice guideline development program earlier this November. Their work will continue through the next year and they have set publication goals of 2019. Clinical Guideline Team members hard at work during their kick-off workshop. This effort is made possible by the... Read more »

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