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September 13, 2016
FEATURE
Overcoming Obstacles in Treating OSA

The alternatives for treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to date have been limited. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy has been the gold standard and still remains the foundation of the therapeutic approach to the patient with sleep-disordered breathing. However, recent data show that only 50% of patients initiated on CPAP therapy are considered compliant.
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FEATURE
Needlestick Safety Tips for Respiratory Therapists

Blood gas analyzers have become extremely automated in their sampling capabilities in recent years, all but eliminating the odds of human error. However, making certain everything is working properly remains the charge of an expertly trained respiratory therapist in most cases.
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CAREER RESOURCE
Cursing on the Job

The use of profane language in the workplace -- particularly in a healthcare setting, where stress levels are often high for patients, families and providers alike — is rarely acceptable. And when an ascending career is part of the swearer's intentions, unbridled cursing may insert a "Dead End" sign along the path. Unchecked cursing is a red-flag indicator of stress, frustration, anger, and lack of control -- all of which are detrimental to healthcare excellence.
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Philips Announces Sponsorship of COPD Documentary

Live long and prosper! Royal Philips has announced its sponsorship of the documentary, “COPD: Highly Illogical - Remembering Leonard Nimoy.” The documentary seeks to educate viewers about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or COPD) through Leonard Nimoy’s courageous personal story, while also providing the latest information about treatments for the disease.
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