Maybe this is a wakeup call for the practice of respiratory care. Why has it been common practice to provide aerosol treatments to patients with a mouthpiece or mask which allows exhaled and nebulized particles to spread throughout the patient room?
In past editions of eScope, we featured a clinical study completed by our colleagues at Jersey Shore Medical Center, reports from our delegates, praise of fellow RTs, RC Week activities, and information to make us better Respiratory Therapists. As a society, we all have a shared interest in the successes and progress of our profession. […]
by Kenneth Capek, MPA, RRT Smoker: I like to smoke. Respiratory Therapist: Yes because nicotine is an addictive drug and you want to feel “normal”. The problem is you really don’t need it and nobody wants to be a slave to a drug, especially one that’s killing them. Think of it this way; the fly really enjoys […]
by Kenneth Capek, MPA, RRT The problem with disasters is that we can’t predict and sometimes not even imagine their detrimental impact on facility operations and patient care. I knew I wasn’t ready after reading Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital written by Sheri Fink. The writer describes in detail […]
by Kenneth Capek, MPA, RRT Any views or opinions presented above are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the licensure board. Mr. Capek presently serves as chairman of the NJ State Licensure board. The background The mission of the board is to protect the public by restricting the provision […]