Pulmonary Press News
It was sometime in mid to late March 2020 that most Indy area hospitals began to see local community members presenting with respiratory distress of mild to severe ranges often coupled with fever and cough.
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID concerns, the Program Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 ISRC Fall Conference.
While our numbers were not record breaking, this marks the first time we arranged this opportunity to get with our local professional hockey team and raise funds at the same time. Each ticket sold resulted in a portion of the purchase being donated back to the ISRC.
With the new year here, we look to some of the bigger events that lie ahead. For the ISRC and your state society, nothing looms larger than the 46th Annual ISRC Fall Conference 2020. It is booked at our prestigious venue; we are awaiting a few of the ongoing developments to completely disclose all we are working to achieve.
What Respiratory Therapists Should Know About Minimally Invasive Endobronchial Valve Placement for Lung Reduction Benefit
According to a citation in the 2020 report for the Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), stable COPD can be treated with a minimally invasive endobronchial valve (EBV) option. There are a few centers that place these as a bronchoscopic interventional therapy and these EBV’s meet criteria as Evidence A.
The Program theme will be “Wicked Good RT’s—Innovate, Inspire, Heal” and we are embracing it. We expect fun with the selected theme, so get ready to register for fun in October. It’s Halloween time, so be prepared for witches and wicked goodness getting a lot of play, especially when participants do their part on October 1 and 2.
Franciscan Health Carmel will seek any RT volunteer to help with the Carmel Marathon on April 4, 2020.
Julie Boas is a Disease Management Coordinator for Franciscan Health and Franciscan Alliance. She sent us all a note encouraging us to “weigh in” with legislator to emphasize the importance and significance of Respiratory Therapists in Telehealth care providing services to improve outcomes and permit billing for our services.