Incentive Spirometry

Incentive Spirometry –Effective Tool or Unneeded Cost? By Henry Owens, BS, RRT As health care budgets continue to shrink, providers are constantly being asked to “do more with less.” And, as we’re all aware, respiratory care has not been spared the downside of budget…

Documentation in the Alternative Care Setting

Documentation in the Alternative Care Setting Cover Story Documentation in the Alternative Care Setting By Anne Miller Everybody knows that treatment options are different in this environment. Are records kept differently as well? Guided imagery. Therapeutic touch. Herbal remedies. In the past, these alternative…

Telecommuting

Telecommuting COVER STORY Telecommuting Eliminate commuting? No more ‘business attire?’ It sounds great on paper, but is telecommuting all it’s cracked up to be? (Editor’s Note: The following article discusses the results of the National Medical Transcription Benchmarking Study, which was co-developed by Diskriter…

Comparing Flutter Device to IPV

Comparing Flutter¬†Device to IPV By Charles R. Miller, MS, RRT Traditionally, chest physical therapy (CPT) has been used in patients with diseases associated with production of copious secretions and atelectasis. However, an extensive review of CPT by Eid et al.1¬†shows CPT has only a…

After 75 Years, the ARRT Has a Rich History and a Bright Future

COVER STORY After 75 Years, the ARRT Has a Rich History and a Bright Future By Scott Hatfield ADVANCE Marketing Technology Editor The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) has changed its logo as part of the organization’s 75th anniversary. Technologists who have attended…