Respiratory Health - Safety and Prevention

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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August 31, 2018 in Chronic Care, Continuing Education, DH Patient Experience, DH Safety and Prevention, Digestive Health, IV Cost Reduction, IV Patient Experience, IV Therapy, Opioids, Ordering, Patient Support, Reimbursements, Respiratory Health, RH Patient Experience, RH Safety and Prevention

Six Practical Steps That May Improve Billing Efficiency

Setting up efficient software and consistent billing practices are key steps to help establish a smooth process for provider reimbursements. However, billing isn't only about getting the data right; there…
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July 16, 2018 in Continuing Education, DH Patient Experience, DH Safety and Prevention, RH Patient Experience, RH Safety and Prevention

Reducing patient stay time in the ICU

Long stays in the intensive care unit (ICU) are associated with burdens on patient support networks as well as higher care costs. Consequently, long ICU stays in turn affect hospitals,…
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July 16, 2018 in Respiratory Health, RH Patient Experience, RH Safety and Prevention

Help Patients Recover From Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Patients admitted to intensive care units who become ventilated are prone to contracting a serious and potentially fatal condition known as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). ARDS begins when fluid…
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