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ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Americans Celebrate 80th Year of Social Security
August 14, 2015 9:05 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
AARP released results of a survey this week as America marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According Read More...
Working Your Way Through Retirement
June 5, 2015 11:48 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Many people who waited eagerly for the day they could stop working and enjoy a leisurely retirement find that the reality doesn’t match their dreams. “Some people are not prepared financially or mentally to retire,” says Michael Bivona, a retired CPA Read More...
3B Medical Claims Lack Substance, ResMed Says
April 3, 2015 1:41 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
3B Medical Inc., a sleep therapy equipment maker, this week filed suit against competitor ResMed alleging several antitrust violations, reportedly including trying to create a monopoly by “choosing winners and losers in the CMS competitive bidding process Read More...
Nurses Career Satisfaction Low, What About RTs?
June 29, 2012 4:13 PM by test test
Are you satisfied with your career? Respiratory therapists, sleep technologists, and well, really anyone in the medical field, sometimes wish for more advancement opportunities and better recognition of the extraordinary efforts they make to keep patients Read More...
Respiratory Therapist Named to List of 9 High-Paying Jobs You Can Get with Associates Degree
January 27, 2012 9:55 AM by test test
In our recent staffing survey, a handful of respondents lamented that among the newest crop of respiratory therapists are people in healthcare for the money. Well, just added fuel to the fire, naming respiratory therapy as one of 9 high paying Read More...
Is it Time for a New Respiratory Care Profession?
November 9, 2011 12:02 AM by Sharlene George
Respiratory care needs another rung on the career ladder, and there is no better time than now for respiratory care practitioners to start the climb, according Deniese S. LeBlanc, RRT, director of respiratory care at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Read More...
Does Your Résumé Say 'Non-Smoker'?
April 28, 2011 8:30 AM by Valerie Newitt
"Smokers Need Not Apply." That sign was theoretically hoisted by the human resources department at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley one year ago. The network consists of five hospitals and some 7,000 employees serving Read More...
Respiratory Therapist Brings Inside Perspective to HR Work
April 12, 2011 4:53 PM by test test
Respiratory therapist Missy Ragland is putting her inside knowledge of the RT department to good use. After earning certification as a Professional of Human Resources, she's been named a professional recruitment and retention specialist at Floyd, a system Read More...
Respiratory Therapist Takes Top Post at Medical Center
March 16, 2011 2:22 PM by test test
Taking over as Chief Executive Officer at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center was a homecoming nearly three decades in the making for Linda Smith, FACHE. She began her career there as a respiratory therapist after graduating from the associates degree program Read More...
Should You "Friend" Patients on Facebook?
February 6, 2011 10:18 PM by Sharlene George
(Editor's Note: This guest blog written by Amanda Koehler originally appeared at .) Facebook has evolved from a college time waster to a useful tool in the business world. It's not just for college Read More...
Who Causes Poor Morale?
January 30, 2011 9:03 PM by Sharlene George
(Editor's Note: This guest blog written by Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP), originally appeared at .) In a lab of 20 employees, three care enough to pick up the slack, five work hard to yank it away, and twelve just hope another Read More...
What's Not to Love About Respiratory Care?
May 7, 2010 9:30 AM by Vern Enge
Respiratory therapy is currently one of the top 10 jobs offering the greatest return on investment, according to U.S. News and World Report. And what's not to love about the profession? First of all, therapists earn considerable satisfaction in treating Read More...
How Does Your Salary Measure Up?
May 6, 2010 10:10 AM by test test
What's a fair wage for respiratory therapists and sleep professionals after this year of economic turmoil? What type of benefits are hospitals and health systems now providing? How long are students job searching before finding their first position? We Read More...
The Beat Goes on at Organ Donor Programs
May 4, 2010 11:53 AM by Mike Bederka
National Donate Life Month came to a close last week with 107,267 people left on the waiting list for life-saving organ transplants. Few respiratory therapists work directly for transplant programs; however, their patients may include those awaiting transplants Read More...
Thanks Bloggers for the Posts
February 18, 2010 1:51 PM by Mike Bederka
Two of our bloggers are moving on to other ventures, so we wanted to take the opportunity to thank B.J. Smith and Kim Curtis for their great posts over the years. Check out some of their most popular blogs from The Respiratory Resolution and Going Into Read More...


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