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July 2009 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

RT: Hot Job With Rising Pay, Forbes Says
July 28, 2009 8:43 AM by Mike Bederka
Along with social worker, physical therapy assistant, and senior accountant, respiratory therapist was named a " hot job where pay is rising ," according to a recent article on Forbes.com. The magazine's info came from PayScale . The compensation data Read More...
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Congressman: RLS Created by Drug Company
July 27, 2009 1:48 PM by Mike Bederka
A congressman has put his foot in his mouth regarding a sleep disorder. On the C-SPAN show "Washington Journal," Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) made the following comment after arriving in the hospital after fainting: "Somebody asked me, 'Why is your knee jerking?' Read More...
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FDA Approves Diaphragm-Pacing Device
July 22, 2009 12:11 PM by Mike Bederka
Interesting developments for spinal cord injury patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Last month, the FDA approved the NeuRx DPS RA/4 Respiratory Stimulation System, an implantable electronic device that stimulates the diaphragm and allows some SCI Read More...
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Microsoft Interested in Sleep Market
July 12, 2009 3:41 PM by Mike Bederka
Watch out folks. Looks like computer giant Microsoft might be focusing in on the sleep game. ADVANCE eyed this lecture in their annual faculty summit being held this week: Monitoring and Diagnosing Sleep Apnea in the Home Kristin Tolle , Microsoft Research Read More...
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BRPT Update
July 12, 2009 3:04 PM by Mike Bederka
Our friends at the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists have some big things brewing. See below for the latest news and be sure to read their article in our September issue of ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine . Polysomnography: Read More...
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