Archives

The Respiratory Defense System

September 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout explains how the lungs have a natural protection system to remove unwanted particles from the nasal cavity and lungs. Lee, A. S., & Ryu, J. H. (2018, June). Aspiration pneumonia and related syndromes. In Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Vol. 93, No. 6, pp. 752-762). Elsevier. Kollmeier, B. R., & Keenaghan, M. (2017). Aspiration risk. […]
This content is only available to members.

Incentive Spirometer

June 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides basic education about incentive spirometry, including who should use an incentive spirometer, its benefits of use, how to use it, and normative values. Video on how to use this resource: Polgar, G., & Weng, T. R. (1979). The functional development of the respiratory system: from the period of gestation to adulthood. American […]
This content is only available to members.

Pulse Oximetry, Racial Bias and Statistical Bias (2022)

September 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
In late November of 2021, the British Health Minister, Sajid Javid, published an article pointing out that pulse oximeters tend to be inaccurate in patients with dark skin pigmentation, attracting immediate and widespread attention around the world. The Minister remarked that ‚Äútechnologies are created and developed by people, and so bias, however inadvertent, can be […]
This content is only available to members.

Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients With Persisting Symptoms After Pulmonary Embolism (2020)

June 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
A retrospective single-center cohort study was conducted in 24 people who had pulmonary embolism (PE) in the Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit of Therme Wien Med in Vienna, Austria. This was conducted between January 1 2012 and September 2019. To be included the participants needed to have a history of PE and exertional dyspnea. Two of […]
This content is only available to members.

Pulmonary Embolism: Warning Signs and Screening for Clinicians

June 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
A pulmonary embolism (PE) can be easily missed and can have devastating consequences. It is important for all clinicians to be aware of the signs/symptoms of PE so they can refer out appropriately when suspected. This resource outlines screening guidelines for clinicians. Essien, E., Rali, P., & Mathai, S. C. (2019). Pulmonary embolism. Medical Clinics […]
This content is only available to members.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Dysphagia: What Have We Learned So Far and What Do We Still Need to Investigate? (2021)

January 31, 2022 by txinsights.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious respiratory disorder that causes persistent airflow obstruction, inflammatory response, and systemic manifestation. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, COPD was projected to be the third leading cause of death internationally by 2021. This article reviewed various clinical questions about dysphagia and COPD with current research available.¬† The team wanted […]
This content is only available to members.

Management of the Client with Compromised Respiratory Function

January 22, 2022 by txinsights.
Respiratory disease is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. With the emergence of COVID-19, Physical Therapists (PTs) will be treating even greater numbers of clients with compromised lung function. As a result, PTs must be prepared to provide effective rehabilitation for their clients with respiratory deficits. This seminar […]
This content is only available to members.