Articles tagged with: Patient Care

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 »

 

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 »

 

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