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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.
I just want to introduce myself as the incoming ISRC President. I have worked as the NICU / PICU Clinical Coordinator at St. Vincent-Evansville for 37 years in addition to serving the ISRC as Chapter Director since 2011. I also serve University of Southern Indiana (USI) as adjunct instructor. Privileged to attend the November House of Delegates meeting; I learned how the process of getting a bill through the House of Delegates works.
Celebrate Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week and educate your community about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with lung disease.
Powered by the Spirit to help, many respiratory therapists have formed teams to climb. The Franciscan Health Indianapolis has a climb team called “Air Supply Revived” and climbers are asked to raise a minimum donation for the American Lung Association to meet research goals related to breathing. We climb for those who can’t!