Update in Management of Severe Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure

Narendra DK, Hess DR, Sessler CN, Belete HM, Guntupalli KK, Khusid F, Carpati CM, Astiz ME, Raoof S. Abstract Mortality related to severe-moderate and severe ARDS remains high. We searched the literature to update this topic. We defined severe hypoxemic respiratory failure as PaO2/FiO2 < 150 mm Hg (ie, severe-moderate and severe ARDS). Continue Reading →

Western Region Teaching Day – 2017

The Western Region announces their 2017 Teaching Day. Join us Wednesday, October 25 at Rochester General Hospital, Twig Auditorium (1425 Portland Ave, Rochester, NY).  The program begins promptly at 8:00 am. 6 CRCE credits will be requested from the AARC. The program is co-sponsored by Monaghan Medical and Philips Healthcare. Speakers Patrick Continue Reading →

RT in the News – Eileen Luley

Eileen Luley Saves Two at Atlanta Airport Eileen Luley, director of Rome Memorial Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Services department, put her respiratory expertise into effect recently when she was directly responsible for saving two lives within the span of less than 30 minutes at a Atlanta, Ga. airport. Luley spends her time Continue Reading →

Action Requested: AARC PACT needs our help!

We need your help in order to help our respiratory patients! In compliance with certain statutory requirements, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently adjusted payment rates for durable medical equipment in non-competitive bid/rural areas based on competitive bid pricing, resulting in significant reductions which are impacting Continue Reading →