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Category Archives: Respiratory Therapy News

LET’S CELEBRATE RESPIRATORY CARE WEEK!!!

In November 1982, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation declaring the third week of each October as National Respiratory Care Week.  Since the proclamation, Respiratory Care Week is now a yearly event that is designed to promote and bring awareness to the field of Respiratory Care. In 2020, it’s celebrated October 25-31, 2020.  Respiratory Care Week […]

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The Respiratory Therapist – Today More Than Ever

At no greater time in our history has the role of the respiratory therapists been more significant! And yet, according to Terry Racciato, RN, PHN, as published in the May-June 2020 issue of the Remington Report, “In the acute care hospital, the RT is a well-respected team leader in respiratory care. Yet as soon as […]

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Intervention for Young Adult Smokers and Vaping

“Youth use of tobacco products in any form is unsafe. If cigarette smoking continues at the current rate among youth in this country, 5.6 million of today’s Americans younger than 18 will die early from a smoking-related illness. That’s about 1 of every 13 Americans aged 17 years or younger who are alive today.” – Center […]

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Distance Learning During the COVID-19 Crisis

CEU’s for the Respiratory Therapist COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) virus, and we are learning more about it every day. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. At this point, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping […]

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Effects of Glycopyrrolate on Lung Function in COPD

Glycopyrrolate inhalation powder (a long-acting muscarinic antagonist) is administered at 15.6 µg twice daily for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD. Studies indicate that inhalation of the powder may improve lung function significantly in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) regardless of baseline smoking status.[i] COPD […]

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It Is Flu Season – Let’s deal With It!

The Difference Between the Flu and the Common Cold Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, often resulting in mild to severe illness. Those more serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or even death. Most people who get sick with flu will have mild illness. They usually do […]

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The Changing Role of the Respiratory Therapist

What is a Respiratory Therapist? A Respiratory therapist handles the assessment and treatment of patients with both acute and chronic dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system and must have a vast and expanding knowledge of the cardiopulmonary system, as well as related procedures and technology to properly diagnose and treat patients of all ages. What are […]

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NEW Discounted Packages for Respiratory Therapists CEUs

Why Choose RespiratoryEdu.org for your Continuing Education Respiratory Therapists continuing education requirements vary by state in the United States but average 24 to 30 credit hours every two years. To verify how many CEU credits needed in your state, check here. In any healthcare industry, change is constant, therefore so is learning. With new medical […]

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May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Asthma and Allergies The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has declared May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. While the August-to-October ragweed season gets more attention, early-season and midsummer pollens can be every bit as devastating and sometimes more so for those who are sensitive to them. During the next 3 months beginning […]

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COPD in the World Today (Webinars)

What is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is not considered as one single disease but rather an umbrella term used to describe multiple chronic lung diseases. The more familiar terms of chronic bronchitis and emphysema are generally less used, and are now included within the broader COPD diagnosis. “With COPD, your lungs do not […]

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