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Tuesday
Sep282010

Respiratory Care Week is approaching!

Respiratory Care Week 2010 - October 24–30

Join us in celebrating this field of professionals.  We might even have a special surprise for our own RRT by the end of the month.  More information coming.

Tuesday
Sep282010

What is OSA?

OSA afflicts 20 million adult men and women in the United States. People who have OSA stop breathing repeatedly during sleep because the airway collapses. Airway collapse may be due to such factors as a large tongue, extra tissue in the airway, or decreased muscle tone holding the airway open. As a result, air is prevented from getting into the lungs. These pauses in breathing can happen 30 times or more per hour...

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Sunday
Sep262010

What is CPAP?

What does CPAP stand for? CPAP is an acronym for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. CPAP therapy provides a consistent flow of air at a set pressure (measured in Centimeters of Water Pressure) into the airway of a patient to ensure that the airway stays open and unobstructed by a collapse or relaxing of the soft pallet through the night.
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