How to Seek Palliative Care at Home for a Loved One

Palliative Care

Seeing a loved one battling a life-threatening illness or nearing the end is traumatic. In most cases, the care they receive in hospitals or nursing homes does not align with their expectations and wishes. According to recent estimates, nearly 20 million people globally require end-of-life care in some form. In the US alone, seven thousand … Read more

How Can Nurses Benefit from a Hybrid ABSN Course? 2024 Guide

How Can Nurses Benefit from a Hybrid ABSN Course? 2024 Guide

Nurses have a vital role to play in the healthcare system. They care for people through patient advocacy, health promotion, family and patient education, injury and illness prevention, and by providing medical support. They save lives and collaborate with various healthcare providers to improve patient care quality. The Hybrid ABSN (Accelerated Bachelor of Science in … Read more

What Is SaO2 – Meaning and How It Affects Your Health

Oxygen is vital for life, and its transportation in our blood is crucial for our survival. SaO2, or oxygen saturation, is a key metric in understanding how well oxygen is carried in the blood. Today, I will discuss SaO2, explaining its significance, how it is measured, and its implications on health. Key highlights The Basics … Read more

Demystifying EBUS CPT Codes: Everything You Need to Know

Demystifying EBUS CPT Codes: Everything You Need to Know

Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) procedures have dramatically transformed the landscape of respiratory care, particularly in the field of interventional pulmonology. EBUS provides minimally invasive access to lungs and surrounding lymph nodes, offering a safer and more efficient alternative to conventional diagnostic procedures like mediastinoscopy. But while EBUS advances patient care, it also introduces new complexities in … Read more

Moderate Sedation – Changes in Coding and Reimbursement

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Steve G. Peters, M.D. is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Disclosure: Dr. Peters is on the NAMDRC Board of Directors and serves as Advisor to the CPT Panel of the AMA, representing the American College of Chest Physicians. Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) … Read more

Normal Oxygen Saturation by Age – A Comprehensive Breakdown

Normal Oxygen Saturation by Age - A Comprehensive Breakdown

Oxygen saturation (SpO2) is a crucial measure of your body’s oxygen-carrying capacity. It provides valuable information about your health, especially when it comes to respiratory and cardiovascular conditions. However, it’s essential to note that normal saturation can vary by age. This comprehensive guide will delve into the details, offering an in-depth exploration of what you … Read more

Essential Responsibilities Every Medical Director of Respiratory Care Should Know

Medical Director of Respiratory Care

As the Medical Director, you hold a pivotal role in the supervision of Respiratory Care Services. Your accountability extends directly to the Medical Staff, who rely on your leadership to uphold the highest standards of patient care delivered by the Respiratory Care Service team. Your commitment to this role is round-the-clock, ensuring that these vital … Read more