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Category Archives: Respiratory Therapy News

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Providers affected by COVID-19

DMEs in More Demand amidst Challenges The current COVID-19 pandemic has presented unusual and extraordinary challenges to our health care system. As this virus continues to spread and hospitals reach capacity, we will see an increased need for home treatment for a number of health issues, including those directly and/or indirectly related to COVID-19. As […]

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Infection Control in Sleep Facilities

We are all aware of the impact COVID-19 is having on our world today. As a world society, we have a more complete understanding of infection control practices. As health care practitioners, we must continually be diligent and protect both our patients as well as ourselves. Infection control has always been standard practice and primary […]

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Distance Learning During the COVID-19 Crisis

CEU’s for the Sleep Technologist COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) virus, and we are learning more about it every day. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. At this point, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping […]

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Continuing Education – Is it Necessary?

Continuing Education for Sleep Technologists and Respiratory Therapists – Is it Necessary? In health care, many of us view continuing education as a pathway to national and state credentialing as well as licensure. And this is a valid reason to pursue education beyond the academic setting. BUT – this is not the only reason to […]

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Pediatric Sleep Hygiene: Should you let them cry it out?

Why Quality Sleep is Essential to our Children “Behavioral insomnia is highly prevalent, affecting approximately 25% of children. It involves difficulties initiating and maintaining sleep and frequently results in inadequate sleep, leading to an array of negative effects for both the child and the child’s family.” – Jennifer Vriend & Penn Corkum, National Center for […]

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Continuing Education Options for Sleep & Respiratory Medicine

Happy New Year from SleepEdu.org! With the arrival of the new year, each department manager or director usually takes time to review annual budgets, department efficiency, processes, schedules and time management, as well as their team’s success and performance. For those in the medical industry, continuing education is a necessary and essential aspect of your […]

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Sexual Harassment in the Medical Community

#MeToo Creates a Movement in 2017 “A recent study found that more than half of all American women—54% have experienced “unwanted and inappropriate sexual advances” at some point in their lives. 30% experienced it from male colleagues; 25% from men who could sway their careers.” – ABC News-Washington Post poll You cannot read the news on […]

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November is COPD Awareness Month

November is National COPD Awareness Month – Learn More, Breath Better “November is National COPD Awareness Month. Sponsored by the US COPD Coalition, the observance is a time for organizations and communities across the country to increase the overall awareness of COPD. COPD Learn More Breathe Better®, the title of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s […]

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October is ADHD Awarness Month: ADHD & Sleep Disorders

Knowing is Better – ADHD Awareness Month ADHD Awareness Month is celebrated every October, with events and activities happening across the country and around the world. Attention-deficit–hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood psychiatric disorders, estimated to affect 5–10% of school-aged children worldwide. “Knowing is Better” as the Attention Deficit Disorder Association […]

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Featured Courses of the Month: New Course!

SleepEdu.org is continually working hard to improve your online education experience with well-crafted courses that offers beneficial and needed instruction to improve your patient care. This month, we have added a NEW course … “Non-Invasive Ventilation“, which we are excited to offer. And we are also featuring this month one of our most popular course, […]

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