Airway management

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The anatomical structure of a pediatric patient’s airway differs from an adult patient’s, so when it comes time to intubate, special care using laryngoscopes can help.
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RT Magazine's annual Product Guide, which includes more than 60 of the newest respiratory care products from 50 leading manufacturers, is now available on our enhanced mobile application for tablets and smartphones.
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Six airway management devices from leading manufacturers Dale Medical, Hollister, Kimberly-Clark, Neotech Products, and NJR Medical.
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Current advances in resuscitation technology are improving safety, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness in a range of clinical settings.
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As the number of chronic lung patients continues to grow, today’s aerosol therapy products are providing high-quality, cost-efficient medication delivery.
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The AnchorFast endotracheal tube fastener features integrated tube protection for critical care teams that want an extra measure of patient protection.
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Though nursing and physician training is comprehensive, RTs have more specialized knowledge in the respiratory system and many believe the job of airway clearance and tracheostomy care should fall to them.
Intubated patient
Clinicians and manufacturers are looking to a combination of technology, research, and best practices to fight ventilator-associated pneumonia, which, despite progress, continues to afflict thousands of patients every year.
Woman with COPD
In the last 30 years, COPD has become more prevalent in American women, who now make up more than half of patients currently diagnosed—an estimated 7 million women, in all.
Airway management products
Airway management products are responding to the industry’s need to reduce hospital stays and potential readmissions by focusing on home care solutions.
Premature newborn receives ventilator support
Premature babies who received high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) immediately after birth show improved lung function as adolescents, according to a UK study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
3-D printed airway splints
Tracheal splints created using 3-D printing have successfully improved the lung function of an 18-month-old boy with severe tracheobronchomalacia, making him the second child whose life has been saved by the technology developed by University of Michigan doctors.
Disaster Medical Assistance Teams
When disaster strikes, the expertise and medical support delivered by federal Disaster Medical Assistance Teams, which include RTs, are often the difference between life and death for victims.
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This month's technology insider explores video laryngoscopy, a device that, due to its durability and portability, has proven to be a favored option for airway management during disaster situations.
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Commercially available since 1997, adaptive aerosol delivery (AAD) has undergone improvements as it attempts to edge out conventional nebulizing methods.
Research conducted at Boston Children's Hospital indicates that obesity might cause asthma via factors in the immune system, and suggests a new way of treating the condition in obese people —who often respond poorly to standard asthma medications.
Denmark has approved both mid- and high-strength dosage forms of AirFluSal Forspiro for the continuous treatment of persistent asthma and/or symptomatic treatment of COPD.
A new study demonstrates the five-year durability of the treatment for asthma patients. The therapy, which calls for heat to be applied to a patient's airway during a bronchoscopy procedure, was approved by the FDA in April 2010.
A UK-based effort encourages providers to help patients use their inhalers properly. This supports recent findings that many asthma patients do not know how to correctly self-administer their medication.
The findings have significant potential for modeling lung disease, screening drugs, studying human lung development, and generating lung tissue for transplantation, according to the authors.