Respiratory Therapy Blog
Explore the causes, symptoms, and treatments of pulmonary edema, a condition that affects breathing due to fluid buildup in the lungs.
Explore epiglottitis, a serious condition where the epiglottis swells, blocking the airways and requiring immediate medical attention.
Explore croup and learn about this barking cough in children, including its causes, symptoms, and effective treatment methods.
Learn about carboxyhemoglobin, where hemoglobin binds with carbon monoxide, its health risks, effects, and key prevention tips.
Hemodynamic monitoring: a deep dive into its types, methods, importance, and implications for optimal cardiovascular care.
Learn about carbon monoxide poisoning, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and the most effective treatment methods.
Explore meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), including the causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention of newborn respiratory distress.
Explore essential clinical skills respiratory therapy students hone during rotations for effective patient care in real-world settings.
Discover the best strategies for smoking cessation to help patients overcome addiction and embrace a healthier, smoke-free future.
Explore the implications and considerations of using a CPAP machine without water and the importance of a humidifier for optimal comfort.
Spirometry: An essential pulmonary function test (PFT) for diagnosing and monitoring obstructive and restrictive lung diseases.
Discover how to detect fluid in the lungs through auscultation, starting from the lower lung fields for accurate assessment.
Explore the ventilation-perfusion ratio, its role in lung function, and the implications of a V/Q mismatch in gas exchange efficiency.
Respiratory Care Week: An annual event celebrating the role of respiratory therapists and raising awareness to promote optimal lung health.
Pulmonary diffusion: The vital process of oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange in our lungs for optimal cellular respiration.
Explore cardiac electrophysiology: the study of the heart’s electrical activity and its pivotal role in diagnosing and treating arrhythmias.
Explore gas distribution tests: key tools in assessing lung volumes, capacities, airway resistance, and overall pulmonary function.
DLCO measures the lungs’ ability to transfer gas to the bloodstream, which is crucial for diagnosing and monitoring various lung diseases.
PFT equipment guide: Explore the key tools used in pulmonary function testing, from spirometers to plethysmographs, and their roles.
Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome (NRDS): An overview of the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this newborn breathing disorder.