Articles tagged with: Patient Care

Big Ideas on Asthma Happen at the AARC Congress

May 11, 2017

Big Ideas on Asthma Happen at the AARC Congress

Enable cookies to see embeded content. This is Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month, and all eyes are on the condition. But asthma is always front and center in the minds of RTs, and nowhere is that more evident than at the Big Ideas Theater at AARC Congress. Alex Rotta, MD, brought RTs up to speed... Read more »

 

New Guidelines Tout Pulmonary Rehab, Home Care, for COPD

April 26, 2017

New Guidelines Tout Pulmonary Rehab, Home Care, for COPD

Respiratory therapists know pulmonary rehabilitation can help COPD patients regain lost functioning, and many believe these patients can be effectively treated at home when the condition flares up as well. In a new set of guidelines aimed at helping clinicians care for COPD patients with an acute exacerbation, the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory... Read more »

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AARC Member Leads Airway Safety Initiative

April 5, 2017

AARC Member Leads Airway Safety Initiative

Like many smaller facilities, Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD, goes down to one hospitalist and one ED physician after midnight, and ensuring airway safety in an emergency situation can be a challenge. When Calvert physicians decided it was time to improve the odds they turned to Heather Wright, BSRC, RRT, to help spearhead... Read more »

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CVS Cigarette Ban Linked to Higher Quit Rate

March 22, 2017

CVS Cigarette Ban Linked to Higher Quit Rate

Did the CVS decision to quit selling tobacco products in its nationwide chain of pharmacies really do any good? Yes it did, report Rhode Island researchers publishing in the April edition of the American Journal of Public Health — at least among regular cigarette purchasers at CVS. Using data on household cigarette purchasing, they found... Read more »

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Get the Resources You Need to Help Patients Like Brian Quit Smoking

December 21, 2016

Get the Resources You Need to Help Patients Like Brian Quit Smoking

Brian grew up with parents who smoked, so when he took his first puff at age eight he never even considered smoking was something that could harm his health. As a respiratory therapist, you work with tobacco dependent patients like Brian every day. Every encounter you have with them is an opportunity to educate them... Read more »

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AARC Brings RTs, Patients Together in Second Annual Advocacy Summit

November 23, 2016

AARC Brings RTs, Patients Together in Second Annual Advocacy Summit

Enable cookies to see embeded content. Building relationships and advancing respiratory care were the key goals of the second annual Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit that took place just prior to AARC Congress 2016 in San Antonio this past October. Respiratory therapists from the AARC gathered with patients and caregivers to talk about key issues of... Read more »

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CHEST 2016 Presenter Emphasizes Importance of RT Role in Home Visits

November 10, 2016

CHEST 2016 Presenter Emphasizes Importance of RT Role in Home Visits

Patients with chronic lung diseases like COPD and asthma need to make regular visits to their physicians’ offices to maintain control of their conditions. But getting patients to show up for these visits can be a challenge. A new study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, at Fresno finds just one... Read more »

 

UNICEF Suggests Four Steps to Protect Kids from Air Pollution

November 4, 2016

UNICEF Suggests Four Steps to Protect Kids from Air Pollution

Air pollution contributes to the deaths of about 600,000 children under age five every year and nearly one in seven kids — about 300 million — live in areas with toxic levels of air pollution that exceed international guidelines by six times or more. Overall, two billion children live in areas where outdoor air pollution... Read more »

 

Smoking Leads to Excessive Cancer Deaths, More Money for Tobacco Control Could Help

October 31, 2016

Smoking Leads to Excessive Cancer Deaths, More Money for Tobacco Control Could Help

Respiratory therapists regularly advocate for increased spending on tobacco control measures. Unfortunately, tobacco control often gets the short end of the stick in state budgets. New research from investigators at the American Cancer Society suggests that’s taking a toll. Based on large prospective U.S. studies and state-specific smoking prevalence data, they calculated the population-attributable fraction... Read more »

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Join the Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit at AARC Congress 2016

July 5, 2016

Join the Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit at AARC Congress 2016

Register for the Summit Today! Deadline Sept. 30, 2016 Oct. 14, 2016 • San Antonio, Texas • 11:45 am–5:00 pm Do you have a passion for improving the quality of care and life for your respiratory patients and plan on attending AARC Congress in San Antonio? Then join the movement and come to Congress one-day early... Read more »

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