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Respiratory solutions: Be resourceful

September 3, 2019Mike Chorney

A. There are several ways you can strengthen your business.DisplayIt's important to develop a great display plan for your products. Contact manufacturers to request free pamphlets, videos and samples to display prominently throughout the store and at checkout.Showcase your products by theme. Patient discomfort is a common concern, so consider setting up a sample table with products like CPAP pillows, mask liners and moisturizers.In a study cited by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 40% of patients...

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Respiratory Solutions: Work with caretakers

July 1, 2019Mike Chorney

A. Children are at the highest risk for serious complications from asthma. Providers can help improve quality of life for young patients by educating them on proper inhaler technique and suggesting tools to maximize treatment.A recent study in the Journal of Hospital Medicine reported that almost half of participants ages 2 to 16 used their inhalers incorrectly during treatment. Nearly 18& of patients in the group did not incorporate a spacer device.A spacer is a large tube that fits onto mouthpiece...

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Respiratory Solutions: Reduce liability, rest easy

May 31, 2019Mike Chorney

A. Firebreaks are incredibly important and inexpensive devices that can save patients' lives and reduce injuries.Crucial componentHousehold fire is an important concern for home oxygen patients. Cigarette smoking is the most common cause of fires, but they can also be started by candles, gas stoves or other sources of ignition. The firebreak is a thermal fuse that stops the flow of oxygen during therapy, in the event that the downstream tubing is accidentally ignited. They are fitted to the patient's...

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