As The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expand their control and funnel their resources into new and expanding environments, respiratory care has the potential to be left behind. This is a difficult pill to swallow for many respiratory therapists (RT), but the fact remains that CMS is driving innovation by way of keeping… Continue reading It Is Time: Bachelor’s Degree Licensure Requirement for Respiratory Therapists
The airways in the lungs are lined with a thin, watery mucus blanket. The mucus sits upon tiny, hair-like strands called “cilia.” The cilia and mucus blanket work together to keep the lungs clean and free from infection. The lungs are very clean—even though they are directly connected to the outside air, which is full… Continue reading How Do Lungs Clean Themselves?
Take Control in 36 Easy Steps Do you have a plan in place for the next time you or your child has an asthma attack? The Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR-3) of the National Asthma Education & Prevention Program (NAEPP) recommends that all asthmatics have a written asthma action plan in place and that the… Continue reading Asthma Attack eGuide
This is a video I uploaded around seven years ago regarding oscillatory positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) therapy delivered via the Acapella unit. On a side note, I REALLY wish I would have worn something other than an old, white t-shirt when I recorded this! #Hindsightis20/20.