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Lisa Fuchs, MHA, RRT, CTTS, CHWC

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Is Vaping Bad For You?

Posted on Thu, Feb 20, 2020

The outbreak of a new epidemic is alarming across the United States. Everyone is looking to vaping as the possible culprit of a series of severe and fatal lung infections.

Vaping Defined

Vaping is the inhaling of a vapor produced by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette). An e-cigarette is a battery-powered device that heats a liquid (e-juice) to form vapors that are then inhaled.

Vaping is increasing in the high school population with the introduction of the Juul, which is typically the size of a flash drive and often filled with a pod of flavored e-juice.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping.

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Topics: wellbeing, community wellness, respiratory care

Bachelor’s Popularity Skyrockets in Respiratory Care Field

Posted on Wed, Nov 23, 2016

For years, the entry point and the typical education among Respiratory Care practitioners has remained the Associate’s degree.

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Topics: allied health career, health professions, respiratory care

6 Challenges to Becoming a Healthcare Leader

Posted on Tue, Apr 05, 2016

Healthcare-Leaders.jpgIf you’ve been a part of the healthcare field for a few years, you’re probably ready to tackle new responsibilities. Maybe you want to switch departments, work in a different sort of environment or vie for a promotion.

You should be commended for this decision. Modern healthcare is filled with an array of options suited to the abilities you possess and your interests as a professional.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, health professions

7 Reasons Respiratory Therapy Is Lifting Off

Posted on Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Respiratory therapy is the most in-demand healthcare career no one seems to be talking about. Despite a fantastic job outlook and evidence of a continued need for qualified individuals, respiratory care just doesn’t get the buzz it deserves.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, respiratory care

How to Become a Respiratory Therapist

Posted on Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Do you like thinking on your feet and being challenged to make important medical decisions? Would you enjoy working directly with patients to make a difference in their quality of life? 

With plenty of variety to keep you engaged, numerous instances of hands-on patient care and a wide array of job opportunities, respiratory therapy is a career worth considering.

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Topics: allied health career, health professions

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