Case Report

Inhalation Therapy in Modern Medicine

Authors: WALTER J. O'DONOHUE JR. MD

Abstract

Abstract:The management of respiratory failure is a demanding art which requires knowledge of cardiopulmonary physiology and sophistication in the use of specialized mechanical equipment. In the care of patients with acute respiratory failure careful attention to minute details is a critical factor in reducing morbidity and mortality. Valuable assistance can be provided to the busy physician by inhalation therapists who have been trained in respiratory physiology, principles of good patient care, and the proper use of mechanical devices to aid in the management of respiratory disease. By use of the services of these respiratory specialists, the physician can substantially improve the quality of care for patients in the hospital and at home.

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