Thursday, December 1, 2011

Oxygen Protocols

Where I currently work we are looking to implement a better Oxygen protocol where the RT's are more involved/informed about major changes to a patients oxygen use, for example a patient is on 2L nasal cannula and is increased to a non re-breather mask we want to be informed.

So what I'm looking for is if anyone reading this could send me a basic idea of what your O2 protocols are your respective hospital or any ideas you could send my way.  I have used protocols at prior workplaces and some I like but just want to see what else is out there for use to improve our care and possibly decrease the length of time a patient might be on oxygen.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Anti Snoring stuffed bear.

Stuffed bear lightly smacks you in the face if your snoring to get you to turn your head along with a smaller bear to monitor your Spo2 levels.  Not sure if this will take away CPAP machines but a novel idea.  This does look much more comfortable for people with very mild sleep apnea.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Handheld computers for RT's?

Just a quick post here, my department is looking for some type of handheld computer we can use for charting and scanning of medications, if anyone has any recommendations I would love to hear them and possible a website where I could get the company information about them also.

We use the Meditech system for charting and eMAR.

Thanks for any information

Radio waves can significantly help asthmatics

This is a promising article about a new treatment for asthmatics to reduce attacks as much as 75% as claimed in trials. Check it out, it's good to see that there are still people working on new asthma treatments.

Check out the article