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Integrated Panoramic CP Array Coils Streamline Patient Imaging

protocol and positioning Integrated Panoramic CP Array Coils Streamline Patient Imaging Protocol supplied by Andrew W. Litt, MD, NYU Medical Center, New York When imaging a number of patients throughout the day at large radiology facilities, radiologists and technologists must constantly readjust the settings…

Maintaining Your Health Care Competencies

Maintaining Your Health Care Competencies Individual Skills Reflect on Entire Departments By Kathleen A. O’Shaughnessy Competency assessments are not solely about the quality of an individual respiratory therapist’s skills. They mirror the quality and value of the respiratory therapist overall. “It’s the only assurance…

Reflex Testing Guidelines for Billing

coding corner Reflex Testing: Guidelines for Billing Betty Hatten, MHS, HT(ASCP) According to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG), reflex testing (also known as cascade testing) is an acceptable work practice. While many hospital departments routinely offer reflex…

A Place to Call Home

MEDICAL HOMES A Place to Call Home Coordinating Care for Medically Fragile Children By Francie Scott Sometimes Mae Moore didn’t know which doctor to call when her son, A.J., suffered a medical crisis. The little boy, born with spina bifida and Arnold-Chiari malformation, also…

Home Sleep Home

SLEEP STUDIES Home Sleep Home A Low-Cost Alternative to Full-Service Sleep Labs By Susanna M. Virden More than 12 million Americans suffer from sleep-disordered breathing, according to the National Institutes of Health. Yet many don’t realize that the condition can be diagnosed easily from…

Laboratory Technology

Laboratory Technology Multi-Analyte Profiling Using Suspension Arrays By Michael Spain, MD V irtually no disease results in just one laboratory abnormality, nor is there a single laboratory result that is 100 percent sensitive and 100 percent specific for a certain disease. Typically, when using…

Air Bags Trigger Breathing Woes

Air Bags Trigger Breathing Woes By Margaret Varnell, RN, RRT Moments after the auto accident in July, 43-year-old Margo MacGhinty’s uttered, “Thank God for my airbag!” But within minutes her initial relief turned to fear. And then panic. Trapped inside her 1997 Jeep Grand…

Home Health Care Today

Home Health Care Today Cold Winds Blowing From Capitol Hill By Michael E. Donnellan, MBA, RRT In a magical land called Oz, far, far away, home health care is provided by Munchkins under the watchful eye of a wizard. The elderly are contented, healthy,…

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