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Managing Multiple Departments

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Today, there is a great deal of money and effort going into diversifying the workplace. Diverse working groups can be innovative, flexible, and productive and offer valuable perspectives on important issues and better address consumer needs. However, managing diversity in the workplace doesn't simply mean managing practitioners of different races and cultural backgrounds; it can also refer to ...

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Proposed Policies Open Doors for Respiratory Therapists

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Policy changes affecting respiratory care are afoot in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and on Capitol Hill that could offer new opportunities for respiratory therapists. In late August, CMS addressed the delivery of services in inpatient rehabilitation facility settings. CMS ruled that respiratory therapy can be a covered service if the patient's need is medically necessary, ...

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When One Door Shuts, Another Door Will Open

ADVANCE for Respiratory Care Practitioners

Vol. 22 • Issue 10 • Page 4 There was plenty of excitement mixed with a tinge of apprehension when we launched ADVANCE for Respiratory Care Practitioners 21 years ago. We were energized with the prospect of reaching a new audience of caregivers. At the same time, we were nervous about how respiratory therapists would respond to a new publication geared to their profession. On our ...

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Weaning the Asthma Patient

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Vol. 22 • Issue 8 • Page 14 A resident once told me mechanical ventilation was sexy. This was his way of trying to weasel out of a discussion on the proper method to wean an asthma patient-the direct result of some potentially dangerous weaning orders written on the chart. The respiratory resident didn't understand the difference between weaning a cardiac post-op patient per protocol ...

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The Path To Change

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Vol. 22 • Issue 1 • Page 14 Utter the word "competencies" near a respiratory therapist and you will likely be greeted with a roll of the eyes and a groan. Nonetheless, staff competency and education are important, not only to ensure skill levels and patient safety but also for the survival of your future paychecks. On Nov. 20, the Joint Commission issued a white paper titled Health ...

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References for "Identifying Optimal Hematocrit Levels"

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(Appeared in print Vol. 21 Issue 19  Page 15)

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Identifying Optimal Hematocrit Levels

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Vol. 21 •Issue 19 • Page 15 Identifying Optimal Hematocrit Levels Hct Has a Direct Influence on Oxygen Transport By Margaret Clark, MS, RN, RRT-NPS As respiratory therapists, our bread and butter is oxygenation. We are used to juggling FIO2 flow rates and PEEP levels to maintain a desired PaO2 But today there's a renewed interest in looking at optimal hematocrit (Hct) levels. The ...

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Fishman's 4th Edition Doesn't Disappoint Therapists

ADVANCE for Respiratory Care Practitioners

Vol. 21 •Issue 18 • Page 21 Book Review Fishman's 4th Edition Doesn't Disappoint Therapists Reviewed by Margaret Clark, MS, RN, RRT-NPS Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders has been a respected reference for respiratory therapists and pulmonologists alike since its first publication in 1980. Known for its glossy illustrations and in-depth coverage of disease states, the new 4th ...

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The Many Faces of Metabolic Syndrome

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1. Beebe-Dimmer JL, et al. Body composition and serum prostate-specific antigen: review and findings from Flint Men's Health Study. Urology. (2008; 71, 4: 554-60). 2. Hu G, Qiao Q, Tuomilehto J. The metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk. Curr Diabetes Rev. (2005; ...

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The Many Faces of Metabolic Syndrome

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Vol. 21 •Issue 13 • Page 16 The Many Faces of Metabolic Syndrome Research Explores a Possible Cancer Connection By Margaret Clark, MS, RN, RRT-NPS It's that time of year again. We try to watch what we eat, exercise more and lose weight to get into our swimsuits. Some of us look at our two-liter tummies and dream of six-pack abs. But does weight in our midsection really hurt us? ...

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