Respiratory Health - Patient Experience

December 6, 2018 in Respiratory Health, RH Patient Experience, RH Safety and Prevention

Protecting your Patients from Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Ventilators save patients' lives. Mechanical ventilation, in fact, helps critical care patients breathe when they cannot do so on their own. But unfortunately, they can be associated with complications including…
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December 6, 2018 in Respiratory Health, RH Patient Experience, RH Safety and Prevention

Getting the pressure right

Endotracheal tubes are life-saving devices for many patients, but respiratory therapists should be aware of key nuances related to the pressure of tubes and cuffs in order to maintain patient…
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September 7, 2018 in Respiratory Health, RH Patient Experience, RH Safety and Prevention

Three Interventions To Improve Safety Of Neonatal Intubation

Infants who must spend time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are considered “one of the highest-risk groups for adverse events (AEs) in the hospital setting,” according to a…
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September 7, 2018 in Respiratory Health, RH Patient Experience, RH Safety and Prevention

Benefits Of Implementing A Pediatric VAP Bundle

Hospital-acquired infections are an unfortunate risk of hospitalization for adult and pediatric intensive care units (ICUs). According to a 2009 study in the Journal of Pediatrics, up to 12% of patients…
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August 31, 2018 in Respiratory Health, RH Patient Experience

Teach Caregivers the Proper Steps for Suctioning at Home

Caregivers are likely excited to bring their loved one home after what may have been a lengthy hospital stay, but caring for a patient with a tracheotomy tube comes with…
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August 31, 2018 in Respiratory Health, RH Patient Experience

Trach Care for Children

When your pediatric patients go home with a tracheostomy or trach tube, their parents must learn to suction it properly during home care. Suctioning a child's trach with a closed…
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