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Lung Disease

COPD Gold Stages & Treatements

Table of Contents The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) provides criteria for the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although all patients may have their own unique course with […]

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Respiratory Therapy School

Respiratory Therapy Clinicals: Making it Count

Respiratory therapy school is hard.  The schedule is tight.  The material is demanding.  The skills lab makes you want to vomit…and if that isn’t enough, you also have to survive clinical rotations.  You are tired and emotionally drained when […]

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Respiratory Calculations

Oxygen Tank Duration Calculator

If you don’t have access to the calculator above simply use the following formula to calculate the minutes remaining in your oxygen tank:  Here’s what you will need: Tank size & conversion factor for that […]