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
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, includes respiratory conditions such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis, or all three combined. It involves the swelling and inflammation of the airways, which narrows them and produces thick, sticky mucus. These conditions hinder the air in the lungs from being exhaled completely and effectively. This narrowing of the airways… Continue reading What is COPD?