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Magnesium Sulfate for Asthma

Magnesium Sulfate for Asthma Page 5 tips on practice Magnesium Sulfate for Asthma By Michael P. Hahn, RRT Rosello reported the first successful use of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) as a bronchodilating agent for asthma in 1936. In 1940, Haury published his well-known report about…

The Code Making Process

The Code Making Process Page 26 The Code Making Process: What Every Coder Should Know By June M. Laing, BA, RHIA The proposed coding changes or additions to the ICD-9-CM presented at the ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee meetings were reported in a…

Data Formalization

Data Formalization Page 35 Data Formalization Is the Patient Cold or Does the Patient Have a Cold? By Linda Gross A man walks into the doctor’s office and says, “Doc, you gotta help me, I’m cold.” The doctor says, “Take two aspirin and call…

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound Page 22 ventilation today Homeward Bound Successful Home Mechanical Ventilation Begins with Patient Instruction By Susan L. McInturff, RCP, RRT Patients have been using invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilators in the home for decades, from iron lungs and chest shells to the…

On the Move with Home Oxygen

On the Move with Home Oxygen Page 27 home pathways On the Move with Home Oxygen Conservation Devices Provide Alternatives for Active Patients By James Stegmaier, RRT, RFPT, CCM Whether they’re sinking a putt on the golf course or strolling through the mall, oxygen…

On the Home Front

On the Home Front Page 46 COVER STORY On the HOME FRONT Leading Edge Physicians Endorse House Calls By Francie Scott Petite, vivacious Gabrielle Fish, DO, doesn’t fit the Norman Rockwell stereotype as she strolls down a street in North Philadelphia with medical supplies…

At Home with Nitric Oxide

At Home with Nitric Oxide Page 51 NITRIC OXIDE At Home with Nitric Oxide NO Shows Promise as a Long-term Therapy for Chronic Disease By Francie Scott Stephen Kenny expected to die three years ago. Crippled by pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension, he could…

Maintaining Morale Through a Merger

Maintaining Morale Through a Merger Page 19 Question & Answer Maintaining Morale Through a Merger Q: Jack manages the clinical laboratory at the Susquehanna Memorial Center located in a large metropolitan area. This health care facility provides testing 24 hours per day, seven days…

Pros and Cons of Unionization

Pros and Cons of Unionization Page 18 Pros and Cons of Unionization By Katherine Lesperance, BA, RRT Editor’s Note: Numerous letters to ADVANCE over the past several months have centered on the issue of whether or not respiratory therapists should unionize. In this edition,…

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