Pulmonary Press News
The bill we have been waiting for, the CONNECT for Health Act (Creating Opportunities Now for New and Effective Care Technologies), was released on October 30 by members of the House and Senate telehealth working group.
As we know, the ISRC Fall Conference 2019 is in the books and fully rated as a successful production by all accounts. Vendors, presenters, and mostly participants provided positive feedback confirming that the ISRC made the right choice with new partner Embassy Suites by Hilton.
The Wednesday Evening ISRC Board meeting was convened October 9, 2019. Janet Sievers provided a re-port on award activity that she formulated as the committee chair. There were three Scholarships awarded to Respiratory Care students.
The practice of vaping has become a scourge with unknown outcomes which now includes serious lung injury and even death. Vaping and its impact on Lung Injury is very concerning when we consider the occurrence of deaths among some users, the serious hospitalizations by many other users, and the banning of vaping by some states.
What Can I Do to Prevent My Child from Using E-cigarettes or to Help Them Stop? Set a good example by being tobacco-free and ensure that your kid is not exposed to the secondhand emissions from any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.
Julie Boas, RRT is a Disease Management Coordinator for the Respiratory Care department at Franciscan Health, Indianapolis and the ACO there. She sent the Pulmonary Press publishers office a notification of the Annual Smoke Free Annual Holiday Party and Coalition Celebration for Indianapolis.
On November 4, 2019, Mitchell Bruce Ingle, of Mooresville, Indiana passed away at home after a long battle with Parkinson disease. Mitchell was 63 and was the husband of our beloved Pat Ingle from IU Health and dutiful servant of the ISRC.