August 2006  •  Volume 30, Issue 8

Features and Clinical Perspectives
Best Practices in Airway Maintenance
An understanding of indications and complications of airway clearance methods is a crucial component of RTs’ responsibilities.
by Shahid M. Ahsan, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM, MCCM

Kicking the Habit
Respiratory therapists are getting involved with tobacco-cessation counseling.
by Debbie Bunch

Behind the Scenes at 1-800-QUITNOW
Quit lines provide RTs a convenient and efficient method to refer patients for smoking-cessation support.
by John A. Wolfe, RRT, CPFT

Preparing for the Worst
From disaster response planning to pandemic readiness, RTs across the United States are leading and participating.
by Debbie Bunch

The Great Outdoors Awaits at the 2006 AARC Congress
Great scenery and natural wonders are just a short drive from Las Vegas, the site of this December’s annual AARC meeting.


On The Cover
Ventilation for Life
Focus on Allergies & Asthma
Sleep Waves
Benchmarking for Success
Coming of Age
NBRC Insight

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