National Respiratory Care Week 2021 – During the last week of October we celebrate the health professionals who work hard to help keep our lungs and respiratory systems working for us.
The breaths we take through our lungs each is vital. And unless we suffer from a condition that prevents our breathing, we don’t typically think about just how important it is. Because we need this part of our bodies to function to keep us healthy and alive – we also need doctors and nurses specially trained to treat and monitor these organs.
During the last week of October we celebrate all the health professionals who work hard to keep our lungs and respiratory systems working for us.
Especially today, as a global pandemic and the COVID-19 virus which specifically attacks lungs presses on, it’s been a trying time for these professionals.
This day was first set aside to be honored each year by President Ronald Reagan in 1982. The third week of each October has been commemorated as National Respiratory Care Week ever since.
Here at MedXwaste we wanted to dedicate a post on our blog to all of the hard-working Respiratory Therapists out there and tell you how much we appreciate the work you do helping patients across the globe.
Part of the important work done by respiratory therapists includes helping to diagnose lung disorders like COPD as well as perform chest exams and analyzing breath and tissue specimens. These professionals also help patients who are using ventilators – something we’ve seen happening at an alarming rate as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year during Respiratory Care Week 2021 (Oct. 24–30) we want to take the time to not only appreciate these professionals but also to spread awareness about career paths in this critical job for our future generations.
A part of great breathing includes having good air quality. In celebration of this national week to honor these individuals you can also take some time to learn more about respiratory conditions and what you can do to help those advocating for and fighting the cause.
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