Proning

We have been hearing all kinds of things about proning. What’s the big deal? Aren’t we just flipping people over? Well… yes! That’s exactly what we are doing. But here’s why its a bit more complicated than that. We’ve already talked about the role of PTs in supporting and improving V/Q matching. Proning helps withContinue reading “Proning”

NIV/NIPPV

Already updated since first posting!!! So many acronyms… Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) and Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV) are some of the more advanced respiratory interventions being provided to some patients who experience COVID-related and non-COVID-related ARDS. These interventions are pretty much what they sound like: mechanical ventilation is provided to the patient with or withoutContinue reading “NIV/NIPPV”

V/Q Matching

With new evidence emerging hourly in some cases, the more we learn about treating COVID-19, the more we need to know from a clinical intervention perspective for those in the rehabilitation fields. There is a lot of information out there for doctors and nurses and respiratory therapists. Unfortunately, many Rehab Therapists are being told toContinue reading “V/Q Matching”