Also Noted

Provider numbers continue to decrease

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09/19/2019

WASHINGTON – The number of suppliers between January and April of this year decreased about 2.7%, according to AAHomecare.

Invacare appoints new board member

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09/19/2019

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has appointed Julie Beck to its board of directors.

RESNA seeks conference proposals

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09/19/2019

ARLINGTON, Va. – The call for proposals for RESNA’s 2020 Conference is now open. The deadline is Nov. 15 for workshops, papers and instructional courses; the deadline is March 27, 2020, for the student design challenge.

Philips launches CPAP alternative

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09/18/2019

AMSTERDAM – Philips has commercially launched NightBalance, a mask-free CPAP alternative for patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea. People with positional OSA experience higher breathing disturbances while sleeping on their backs as opposed to their sides.

Report: Home oxygen users at risk for fire

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09/18/2019

LONDON – A patient dies every four days in fires involving home oxygen in the U.S., according to a new report from BPR Medical. During a 20-month period, 311 incidents resulting in 164 deaths were recorded.

United Spinal to hold leadership meeting

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09/18/2019

NEW YORK – United Spinal Association will hold its 7th Annual Chapter Leadership Meeting Oct. 3-5 in Las Vegas. The meeting of more than 50 chapter leaders will help the organization identify critical needs within the spinal cord injuries and disorders community.

VGM nabs top workplace in Iowa

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09/17/2019

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group has been selected as Iowa’s Top Workplace in the large employer category for the third time in five years. The company has taken the top spot in each of the three years it has participated: 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Home infusion gets high marks from patients, survey finds

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09/17/2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Home and specialty infusion patients are very satisfied with their care, according to the first quarter results of the National Home Infusion Foundation’s Home Infusion Patient Satisfaction Benchmarking Program.

UPitt accepting applications for assistive technology course

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09/17/2019

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Continuing Education (RSTCE) is now accepting applications for its 2020 AT CERT course.

CureDuchenne publishes DME guide

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09/13/2019

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – CureDuchenne has launched an interactive website called the “Durable Medical Equipment Guide” to help caregivers navigate the best equipment for their loved ones with Duchenne. The guide will be updated regularly to provide current information.

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