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  • New Insight into Asthma Triggers

    Could you unknowingly be aiding and abetting your patient's asthma triggers simply by labeling them as such? New research suggests that just might be the case when it comes to odor-triggered asthma. Researchers at the Monell Center have found ''that simply believing that an odor is potentially harmful can increase airway inflammation in asthmatics ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on July 28, 2014
  • Is it Time for a New Respiratory Care Profession?

    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, N.Y. LeBlanc gave a late afternoon lecture Monday at the AARC Congress 2011 in Tampa ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on November 9, 2011
  • Researchers Find Gaping Hole in Quality Asthma Care

    Most children do not know how to use their inhalers correctly. Whose fault is that? Care providers. According to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Fewer than one in 10 children with asthma use traditional inhalers correctly. While children have more success with newer inhaler designs, at best only one child in four ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on April 5, 2011
  • Thanks Bloggers for the Posts

    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 the Beyond ... of PAP Therapy below. * A Message to New Students* You Know You're A ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on February 18, 2010
  • Asthmatic Children Neglecting Their Drugs

     Respiratory therapists have their work cut out for them trying to convince their young asthma patients to take their prescribed asthma medications as ordered by the doctor. Compliance rates are dismal at less than a third of the patients overall. If ethnic factors are considered, white children have the best showing, with a third using ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on October 21, 2009
  • Asthma Education: Testing, Testing One, Two, EPR-3

    At the beginning of this month, the National Asthma Educator Certification Board printed the latest version of its asthma educator certification exam, which is now fully based on the NAEPP Expert Panel Review-3 guideline. This might sound like bad news if you're a test-taker who gets shaky nerves, but your pencils might be spared some anxious ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on August 21, 2009
  • Association of Asthma Educators 2009: Working Together To Make Asthma Education Easy

    I have to admit the thick humidity that greeted me when I deplaned in New Orleans on Friday wasn't all that welcoming. Luckily, the Southern hospitality and delicious home-style cooking helped me breathe a little easier. NOLA was a perfect site for this year's Association of Asthma Educators meeting, and not just because it made for a catchy ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on August 3, 2009
  • Aisle 3: Asthma Treatment

    Could the local Walgreen's or CVS become your asthma patients' first stop when they need an allergy shot or nebulizer treatment? It certainly seems like that's what the pharmacy giants are hoping. With retail sales floundering, outpatient medical care services down, and the economy still in a sad state, both companies are expanding the services ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on June 23, 2009
  • Respiratory Care: What a Tweet?

    This morning, Sherman Health in Elgin, Ill. simulcast the first surgery ever on Twitter and Facebook. With one twitter-ready computer, a mini HD camera, a mini DV camera, digital SLR, and two iPhones present,. Raja Chatterji, MD and Humberto Lamoutte, MD, performed a total hysterectomy using a high-tech surgical robot.  Tweet by tweet, status ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on April 2, 2009
  • Deciphering Coding Conundrums

    The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) demonstration program proved to be a great success for the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services. Medicare already has recouped nearly $1 billion from providers in the five states where the program was launched in 2005. And with tough times hitting everyone -including CMS - the government health care ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on February 13, 2009
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