Articles tagged with: Patient Care

Pertussis: What RTs Need to Know

March 8, 2018

Pertussis: What RTs Need to Know

Respiratory therapists who have encountered pertussis know it is characterized by the hallmark “whooping” sound that has given it the name most people associate with it: whooping cough. Effective vaccines have been around for decades, but effectiveness wears off over time and many people fail to be re-immunized. According to the CDC, infants are at... Read more »

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Big Ideas Theater, Episode 9: COPD and Pulmonary Rehab

March 7, 2018

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 9: COPD and Pulmonary Rehab

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Grace Anne Dorney Koppel discusses COPD and the value of pulmonary rehab for patients. The conversation opens with the statistic that there are about 30 million Americans with COPD, but only about 16 million have been diagnosed. Dorney-Koppel explains that this discrepancy... Read more »

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Celebrating the RT’s Role in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

March 7, 2018

Celebrating the RT’s Role in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week is March 11 – 17, and that means now is a great time to learn more about this area of respiratory therapy and what it can mean for chronic lung disease patients. AARC member Kitty Collins, BHS, RRT, has been working in PR for decades now and explains why patients need this... Read more »

 

Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2018: Episode 1 Now Available

February 27, 2018

Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2018: Episode 1 Now Available

“Pulmonary Rehabilitation: The Year in Review” Kicking off our 2018 Current Topics in Respiratory Care video series is Brian W. Carlin, MD, MAACVPR, presenting his review of the most recently published studies in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation. Strategies on how to implement these research findings into the everyday practice of pulmonary rehabilitation will also... Read more »

 

Patient Voices Heard at Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit

February 14, 2018

Patient Voices Heard at Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit

Enable cookies to see embeded content. Respiratory therapists came together with chronic lung disease patients at the AARC’s Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit in Indianapolis last fall, opening up lines of communication and building partnerships that will ultimately help advance the quality of care for patients. Amber Galer, BS, RRT, who served as the 2017 Summit... Read more »

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Patient Focus: Christine Hartling Cherishes “Her Kids”

February 14, 2018

Patient Focus: Christine Hartling Cherishes “Her Kids”

Christine Hartling, center, seen here with FACES Foundation President and Co-founder Sharman Lamka and AARC Chief Business Officer Tim Myers, MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC, was proud to receive the first ever AARC/FACES Foundation National Respiratory Patient Advocacy Award. Christine Hartling, MHM, RRT, RRT-NPS, has a motto that has served her well in her work with... Read more »

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E-Cigs and Youth: What RTs Need to Know

February 7, 2018

E-Cigs and Youth: What RTs Need to Know

E-cigarettes are being touted as a path to quitting for people who smoke. The jury is still out on the value they add, although some studies have found a benefit. But what about children and teens whose very first experience with smoking is not a traditional cigarette, but an e-cig? AARC member and long-time tobacco... Read more »

 

Big Ideas Theater: Patient Centric Care

February 6, 2018

Big Ideas Theater: Patient Centric Care

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Garry Kauffman MPA, RRT, FAARC, shares his perspective on the importance and value of practicing patient centric care. To Kauffman, this means providing care that is respectful of and responsive to the patient’s preferences, needs and values. “We should always be focused... Read more »

 

AARC Members Highlight the Flu’s Effects on Children

February 1, 2018

AARC Members Highlight the Flu’s Effects on Children

The 2017-2018 influenza season has been one for the record books. With another 2+ months to go, the flu has already become widespread across the U.S., put more than 11,00 people in the hospital, and left many facilities scrambling to handle overcrowded emergency rooms. Learn More at the CDC Children have been particularly hard hit,... Read more »

 

Help Your Patients Learn the Cost of Smoking

January 25, 2018

Help Your Patients Learn the Cost of Smoking

Have you ever wondered how much smoking costs an individual each year or even in a lifetime? WalletHub recently published an article this topic: “The Real Cost of Smoking by State.” According to the American Lung Association, tobacco use accounts for nearly half a million deaths in the U.S. each year and is the leading... Read more »

 

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