NICU Month

September is NICU awareness month, and if you or a loved one is a NICU veteran, then you know how important it is to bring awareness to the world's smallest fighters. So what is the NICU? NICU stands for neonatal intensive care unit. It's the ICU for babies, the newest members of society. Intensive care … Continue reading NICU Month

Apnea Monitor Alarms

If your child has been prescribed an apnea monitor, there are several alarms that you may hear from the monitor. Let’s take a look at each one and what they mean. Apnea alarm. As the name implies, this alarm sounds when your child does not breath for 20 seconds or greater. If you hear this … Continue reading Apnea Monitor Alarms

The Respiratory Therapist is There…

It's October, so that means it's time to celebrate Respiratory Care week. Respiratory Therapy is a career that is often unappreciated or sometimes even completely unknown. I made it almost completely through nursing school, before I discovered this beautifully wonderful field that lets me be a "diaphragm and up" kind of gal. As most RT's … Continue reading The Respiratory Therapist is There…