The Value of Respiratory Therapists as Disease Managers

Below is additional proof that the future of respiratory therapy is in disease management: A Respiratory Therapist Disease Management Program for Subjects Hospitalized With COPD Patty C Silver, Marin H Kollef, Darnetta Clinkscale, Peggy Watts, Robin Kidder, Brittany Eads, DebbieBennett, Carolyn Lora, Michael Quartaro Respiratory Care Jan 2017, 62 (1) 1-9; DOI: 10.4187/respcare.05030 Abstract BACKGROUND:… Continue reading The Value of Respiratory Therapists as Disease Managers


Strategically Positioning Skilled Nursing Facilities for Success Under the Affordable Care Act Beginning October 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began to penalize acute care hospitals for readmitting patients diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) within 30 days of discharge. This was the result of the national Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program,… Continue reading SKILLED NURSING-BASED RESPIRATORY THERAPY SERVICES

Four Ways Respiratory Therapists Can Achieve Excellence

Look around you. The way you perform your duties as a respiratory therapist (RT) is not the same as it was ten or even five years ago. Every year it seems that RTs are called to do more with less. And unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any possibility of these high therapist-to-patient ratios improving anytime… Continue reading Four Ways Respiratory Therapists Can Achieve Excellence

Preparing for the Future: Four Vital Strengths Respiratory Therapists Should Develop

The Future of Healthcare It’s coming whether you like it or not, and it will be here sooner than you think. The “baby boomer” generation, born between 1946 and 1964, will arrive at the age of 65 between 2011 and 2029. The Center of Health Workforce Studies states: “Between 2000 and 2020, the U.S. population… Continue reading Preparing for the Future: Four Vital Strengths Respiratory Therapists Should Develop