April 8, 2020
On this episode of Big Ideas Theater we speak with Brian W. Carlin to discuss pulmonary rehabilition 2019 guidelines, and its many advancements.
March 11, 2020
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.
February 26, 2020
Cynthia Knoche, RRT, MBA, shares how ALS multidisciplinary clinics are relying on respiratory therapists to approve patient care.
January 2, 2020
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 »
December 18, 2019
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 »
December 4, 2019
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 »
November 22, 2019
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 »
November 20, 2019
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 »
November 5, 2019
“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 »
October 30, 2019
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 »