Latest Respiratory Care Practitioner Stories

2008-09-03 09:00:46

Draeger Medical, Inc. today announced release of Version 7.0 software for its Evita XL ventilator. The new software will be available for existing Evita XL customers and became standard on all new Evita XL ventilators beginning August 8, 2008. The new Evita XL 7.0 Software helps to address some everyday challenges faced by respiratory therapists: -- Easier ventilation setting - Clinicians can find the appropriate expiration time and easily apply a constant I:E (inspiration to...

2008-08-27 09:01:27

Draeger Medical, Inc. has announced its enhanced and exclusive partnership with Intensive Care On-Line Network (ICON) to provide 24x7 clinical and educational support for Draeger ventilation equipment, now including the Babylog 8000+. ICON has supported Draeger Evita Series ventilator customers in the United States and Canada beginning in September 2001 and has since extended support to Savina and Babylog ventilator customers. ICON uses telephone and broadband technology to connect...

2008-08-25 15:01:00

Covidien: What: National and local experts in respiratory, pulmonary and critical care will gather for a peer-to-peer discussion about new study results and best practices. Local and national hospitals will be recognized for improvements in patient care. Keynote presentation: Ventilator Assisted Pneumonia and ICU Outcomes William Alleyne, M.D., nationally recognized pulmonologist Facilitated panel discussion highlights: -- Results of a new Proportional Assist(1)...

2008-08-11 18:00:58

BATESVILLE, Ind., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hill-Rom today announced it has received a 2008 Therapy Times Most Valuable Products award in Respiratory Therapy for the Wrap SPU Vest and The Vest(R) System. The Wrap SPU Vest is a single patient use disposable product designed to minimize the risk of cross contamination and to ease product placement and removal for patients in acute and long-term care settings. It is used in conjunction with The Vest(R) Airway Clearance System, Model...

2008-07-01 06:00:12

By DeTurk, William E Scott, Lisa Benz ABSTRACT Purpose: Physical therapists have engaged in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for decades, but the extent of their current involvement in this practice area is unclear. This study surveyed directors of CR and PR programs on a statewide level to ascertain what type of provider is writing the prescription, which methods of exercise formulation are used, which outcome measures are used and their congruency with...

2008-06-24 15:02:58

By JONNELLE DAVIS Dr. Xaje Hasanaj, a physician with Rockingham Internal Medicine in Eden, received certification in emergency medicine from the American Board of Physician Specialities. Licensed physicians must meet strict requirements that include advanced training and successful completion of a specialty exam. Recipients must be recertified every eight years. l l l Morehead Memorial Hospital's cardiopulmonary services department has again received Quality Respiratory Care...

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