Articles tagged with: Patient Care

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 »

 

New Report Released on E-Cig Consequences

January 24, 2018

New Report Released on E-Cig Consequences

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report on Jan. 23 that details the potential consequences of the use of e-cigarettes. The report was conducted at the request of the Center for Tobacco Products of the Food and Drug Administration. The purpose of the study is to review the available evidence of... Read more »

 

Big Ideas Theater: End of Life Discussions from the RT Perspective

January 24, 2018

Big Ideas Theater: End of Life Discussions from the RT Perspective

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Stephanie Williams, BS, RRT, shares her perspective on the importance of planning for final decisions and having end of life discussions. Williams explains the difference between palliative care and hospice care, and how these decisions are made on which care to use.... Read more »

 

Camp for Ventilator-Dependent Children is His Passion

January 17, 2018

Camp for Ventilator-Dependent Children is His Passion

Jeff Cain enjoys giving ventilator-dependent children the chance to experience summer camp. Trail’s Edge Camp (TEC) provides a summer camp experience for ventilator-dependent children. Located at the Fowler Center for Outdoor Learning in Mayville, MI, the seven-day camp takes place every year in June and is available at no cost to the families of the... Read more »

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Big Ideas Theater: Pulmonary Rehab Forecast & Benefits

January 10, 2018

Big Ideas Theater: Pulmonary Rehab Forecast & Benefits

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Dr. Brian Carlin, MD, discusses his forecast for pulmonary rehab studies and the benefits these research endeavors bring to clinicians and patients. According to Dr. Carlin, there is an increase in pulmonary rehab research, particularly coming out of Europe and Australia. Dr.... Read more »

 

5 Tips to Tell Your Patients to Keep them Healthy this Winter

January 3, 2018

5 Tips to Tell Your Patients to Keep them Healthy this Winter

The winter months can be dangerous for people with chronic respiratory conditions like COPD and asthma. But many patients aren’t really sure how to protect themselves from cold weather perils like colds and the flu. As a respiratory therapist, you can be a good resource for these folks, and Krystal Craddock, BSRC, RRT-NPS, AE-C, CCM,... Read more »

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Focus on the Patient: Why an Antiguan Nurse Came to the U.S. for an RT Degree

November 13, 2017

Focus on the Patient: Why an Antiguan Nurse Came to the U.S. for an RT Degree

Many Americans know the Caribbean island of Antigua as a luxury vacation destination. For Wenica Brodie, it is just home, and she plans to go back there after she finishes her RT program at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. Unmet needs A nurse by training, Brodie decided to come to the U.S. to... Read more »

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