2016 is here, but before we turn the page on the new year, RT is taking a look back at our top articles published in 2015. The following is a list of the 10 most-read articles on respiratory-therapy.com from January 1st through December 30th, 2015. (To be included in the list the article must have been published in 2015.) Click on the headlines to read the articles.
Happy New Year to all and thank you for your continued support of RT!
Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving technology, but the inevitable decision to wean a patient off of a ventilator requires a skillful combination of proven protocols, reliable technology, and teamwork between RTs and physicians.
Researchers at Blount Memorial Sleep Health Center say recent advances in noninvasive ventilator support using BPAP or BiPAP systems have notably decreased COPD patients’ chances of needing an invasive ventilator.
While intubation can be a life-saving intervention, we must also be mindful of the associated hazards. RTs must understand the challenges of managing artificial airways and bring their skills and expertise to the patient’s bedside.
Philips Respironics has introduced the Dream Family solution — which includes a mask, PAP system, and mobile solution — to help improve the sleep therapy experience for people with obstructive sleep apnea.