A recent study evaluated the impact of a noninvasive respiratory support algorithm on clinical outcomes in subjects with COVID-19 and with acute respiratory failure. From June to December 2020, 113 subjects with COVID-19 respiratory failure were admitted to a respiratory intermediate care unit, where a total of 83 subjects (73.45%) were successfully treated with noninvasive respiratory support. This data showed that combined noninvasive respiratory support was feasible, with favorable outcomes.
For technicians, respiratory therapists, and providers working in sleep medicine, the pandemic influenced face-to-face visits to sleep clinics and placed elective procedures on hold. As the country began to watch the pandemic wax and wane, the opportunities changed for patients, but how did it affect their ability to receive care? And as new strains of COVID-19 are discovered and the pandemic continues, sleep labs and sleep centers work to rebuild and
Citing workforce demands created by the pandemic, Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL, is launching a new Master’s of Science in Respiratory Care program offering leadership and advanced practice preparation in multiple areas. Developed in partnership with Rush University (Chicago, Ill.), a nationally recognized leader in respiratory care education, the program is the only one of its kind in the state of Florida and there are only eight comparable respiratory care programs
October is National Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Awareness Month, a common and dangerous virus that impacts the respiratory system of children two years old and under. Spread Awareness in Your Community! The National Coalition for Infant Health asks you to use the hashtag #RSVAwarness on your social media posts. This hashtag will be used to share stories and resources about RSV to help parents, caregivers, health care providers and policymakers.
Providers continue to consider patients’ ongoing needs along with the responsibility to keep them safe from COVID, especially those with pre-existing respiratory conditions. The first challenge in providing in-home care remotely is finding a way to connect with Veterans, using telehealth applications to increase access to care, and the collaborative effort of team members and embracing new technology provides continuity of patient care during a pandemic. learn more ‣
Respiratory therapists at Temple Health in Philadelphia, PA, believe the COVID-19 measures they took and the lessons they learned early on went a long way toward ensuring the best possible outcomes for their patients. COVID-19 has impacted just about every hospital in the country, and many are still battling the virus today. But everyone involved in the care of COVID-19 patients is a lot wiser now than they were in the
Soldiers and families paying unusually high living costs may qualify for a short-term increase in their housing allowance from October through December 2021. To receive the payout, Soldiers in designated areas will need to apply through their unit S-1s and show they have incurred higher housing costs. Once approved, payouts should kick in within weeks. learn more ‣
The nation’s oldest WWII Veteran and a patient at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, Army Veteran Lawrence Brooks of New Orleans, recently marked his 112th birthday. VA staff in New Orleans considers caring for him to be one of their greatest privileges. Brooks was born in 1909 in Norwood, LA, and moved to New Orleans in 1929 before being drafted into the U.S Army in 1940. He deployed with the
Following the devastation Hurricane Ida caused in Southern Louisiana, nearly 500 Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard members volunteered to give up their Labor Day weekends to come to the aid of their neighbors. Many Guardsmen said this was not just their job; it was their duty. For almost three weeks, Task Force Oklahoma provided much-needed food, water, ice and other supplies to more than 77,000 families at some 30 points of