Respiratory & Sleep Management May 2010

Respiratory & Sleep Management May 2010

All about respiratory therapists and their careers in providing services to patients at home.


Feature

Respiratory Stories

Case Studies

Respiratory Stories

By Russell Jackson

Four patients share their home care experiences.


RT Talk

Exclusive Survey Results

RT Talk

By Janis Rizzuto

Therapists speak out in an exclusive survey, highlighting industry challenges, a growing emphasis on sleep therapy and a sense that more change is inevitable.


Column

QualiCare Home Medical

Provider Perspective

Respiratory Problem Solvers

QualiCare has differentiated itself by providing comprehensive clinical services for patients with complex cases. In an interview, its managers discuss their clinical commitment and their outlook on the future.


Letter from the Editor

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

By Janis Rizzuto

Quite simply, with competitive bidding, the future of your business is on the line. So unless you feel like enduring a forced career change, act now. Access the lobbying resource materials and then get busy with calls, letters and e-mails to your elected officials.


Rest

Respiratory Factor

Race and Rest

The National Sleep Foundation’s “2010 Sleep in America” poll is the first of its kind to examine sleep habits and attitudes of Asians, blacks, Hispanics and whites.


Funding Focus

Don't Forget Quality Standards

By Kelly Riley

Compliance with the DMEPOS Quality Standards may have fallen off the radar screen at your organization. But your company should be able to demonstrate compliance.


Inside Sleep

Diversity and Sleep Apnea

By Barbara Phillips

Many individuals who have sleep apnea and would likely benefit from treatment are going undiagnosed and untreated because they don’t “look like” they should have sleep apnea. We can do better.


Respiratory Solutions

Going Green

By Dick Fields

Our home respiratory and sleep therapy community must become more engaged and participate in the green movement. There are numerous ways to reduce wasteful processes and add more to the bottom line.


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