Articles tagged with: Patient Care

Big Ideas Theater | Pulmonary Rehabilitation: The 2019 Guidelines

April 8, 2020

Big Ideas Theater | Pulmonary Rehabilitation: The 2019 Guidelines

On this episode of Big Ideas Theater we speak with Brian W. Carlin to discuss pulmonary rehabilition 2019 guidelines, and its many advancements.

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It’s Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 11, 2020

It’s Patient Safety Awareness Week

Tips for making Patient Safety Awareness Week a priority. This article provides many tools for making sure your staff is up-to-date on patient safety.

 

ALS Multidisciplinary Clinics – A Model That’s Making a Difference

February 26, 2020

ALS Multidisciplinary Clinics – A Model That’s Making a Difference

Cynthia Knoche, RRT, MBA, shares how ALS multidisciplinary clinics are relying on respiratory therapists to approve patient care.

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Importance and Value of Patient Advocacy

January 2, 2020

Importance and Value of Patient Advocacy

Patients are your top priority. Caring for them must be comprehensive and should be a partnership. RTs can be advocates for their patients. Your 2019 National Respiratory Patient Advocacy Award Winner Kayelene Horne, BSRT, RRT-NPS, RCP, AE-C, shares her best practice tips for patient advocacy. Kayelene’s Tips Kayelene Horne teaching children about respiratory conditions. Focus... Read more »

 

Children and Vaping: How One RT is Educating His Community

December 18, 2019

Children and Vaping: How One RT is Educating His Community

Serious illnesses linked to vaping – many of them in children and teens – have raised alarm throughout the medical community. That has certainly been the case at Kevin McQueen’s hospital in Colorado Springs, CO. When he provided a lecture on the topic at Grand Rounds earlier this year, the lecture room was packed to... Read more »

 

Expanding COPD Care Through Patient Education

December 4, 2019

Expanding COPD Care Through Patient Education

Patient care reaches far beyond the hospital doors. And it’s through patient education opportunities where your care exponentially expands. Mike Hess, MPH, RRT, RPFT, a lung disease coordinator in Michigan, shares his tips in looking beyond the basics when it comes to COPD patient education opportunities. Know your medicine “First and foremost, I always recommend... Read more »

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COPD: Tips for Patient Education

November 22, 2019

COPD: Tips for Patient Education

Camp Breathless proved to be an invaluable education opportunity for patients with COPD. Fostering an environment where your patients with COPD can take ownership of their disease, learning to best manage and recognize their symptoms. This starts with patient education. Mary Hart, MS, RRT, AEC, FAARC, FCCP, offers her tips and advice for helping educate... Read more »

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Annual Summit Brings RTs and Patients Together

November 20, 2019

Annual Summit Brings RTs and Patients Together

The annual Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit was held on Friday, Nov. 8 in New Orleans, LA. Now in its third year, the National Respiratory Patient Advocacy Award, sponsored by the AARC and The FACES Foundation, went to Kayelene Horne, RRT, RRT-NPS, of James Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC (on... Read more »

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Value of Nicotine Cessation Training for COPD Care

November 5, 2019

Value of Nicotine Cessation Training for COPD Care

“COPD has remained as one of the top five causes of death in America for years,” said Gabrielle N. Davis MPH, RRT-ACCS, NPS, CTTS, CHES. “Regardless of readmissions, nicotine addiction attributes to this rate.” Helping patients with nicotine cessation targets the goal to increase the quality of life for the patient. “Because COPD is an... Read more »

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Keeping Your COPD Patients Out of the Hospital

October 30, 2019

Keeping Your COPD Patients Out of the Hospital

What does it mean to help COPD patients avoid having to go to the hospital? How is this a benefit for the patient? AARC member Renato Galindo, BSRC, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, shared his thoughts on the subject as well as tips for RTs. What does it mean to help COPD patients avoid having to go... Read more »

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