Articles tagged with: Patient Care

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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COPD Beyond the Clinic: RTs Help Patients Keep the Momentum Going

November 7, 2017

COPD Beyond the Clinic: RTs Help Patients Keep the Momentum Going

Pulmonary rehabilitation and patient education can help COPD patients regain lost functioning and enjoy a better quality of life. The trick is making sure patients maintain those gains over time. Three AARC members who work with these patients know what it takes; and it begins and ends with exercise. Patient’s new normal “We continuously stress... Read more »

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Kicking the Habit: How RTs Can Help Their Patients with Smoking Cessation

November 1, 2017

Kicking the Habit: How RTs Can Help Their Patients with Smoking Cessation

As the lung health experts in their hospitals and in their communities, respiratory therapists are the right practitioners to help people quit smoking. More and more of them are doing just that, and in a wide variety of ways. We asked members to share how they’re working with patients to help them quit smoking. These... Read more »

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Focus on the Patient: When This RT Sees a Need, She Meets It

October 17, 2017

Focus on the Patient: When This RT Sees a Need, She Meets It

Jamie Causey is passionate about patient advocacy. For most RTs, “patient advocacy” means going out into your community and doing something extra or something more than what you would normally do at the bedside. Jamie Causey, BSRT, RRT, AE-C, fits that description. The clinical supervisor at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC, is a member... Read more »

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RTs and patients come together at annual Summit

October 5, 2017

RTs and patients come together at annual Summit

The Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit was held on Oct. 3 in Indianapolis, IN. Respiratory Therapists, along with patients and their caregivers, came together for the annual Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Indianapolis, IN. Attendees collaborated to advocate for advancing the quality of care for chronic respiratory patients. Special guest speakers Claire... Read more »

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