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Infectious Diseases and Wound Care

Infectious Disease, Disaster Planning & Wound Care 2019 Edition

Read This Issue Now! An Elite Healthcare Resource Guide Cover Story Disaster Planning: Would You be Ready? Features Bioterrorism: Can it Happen in Real Life? Infectious Disease: What Happens After “The Disaster”?: While establishing proactive measures for the potential of unseen catastrophes remains important,…

Getting to the Point of Lung Function Testing

As the third-leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Lung Association, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) continues to be a growing challenge to the healthcare industry. With millions of people already diagnosed, an additional 12 million Americans may have…

Keeping Oral Appliances Clean

Physicians who focus in sleep medicine are more than familiar with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the various techniques used to treat it and, ideally, allow patients to sleep a little easier. Of course, there are positive airway pressure machines like continuous positive airway…

COPD Awareness in Photos

The January cover story of ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine explores the dangers of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – and how a few groups are working to spread awareness of those dangers. Typically caused by smoking, COPD is often entirely avoidable,…

Home Care vs. Home Health

For patients with respiratory care needs, it is essential to understand the differences between home care and home health, especially with regard to ongoing treatment for chronic conditions. This infographic delineates the differences between basic home care and more involved home health services. Share…

If the Mask Fits…

CPAP continues to be the least invasive and gold-standard choice for treatment of sleep apnea. The options for patients concerning CPAP masks are considerably different than they were in the past. Whether a patient is inquiring about a nasal mask, nasal pillow or full-face…

Raising Awareness of COPD

Respiratory therapists know well just how deadly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is – yet the progressive respiratory disease is largely unfamiliar to the general public despite being the third-leading cause of death in the United States. The disease, which is caused by smoking…

Locum Tenens Physicians

Although temporary for hospitals that employ them, locum tenens physicians have a permanent role in the healthcare industry. For Locum Tenens Physicians Locum tenens positions in general are on trend right now for a number of factors. The Affordable Care Act has put healthcare…

Home Sleep Testing in Children

An estimated 2-4% of children have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that occurs when the airflow into the lungs is obstructed at the upper airway level, causing airflow to start and stop during sleep. Over time, untreated OSA can lead to serious…

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