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the exhale podcast

Welcome to Exhale, a podcast series discussing topical information about spirometry and respiratory care. Your host is Mark Russell, Marketing Communications Manager for Vitalograph US, a global leader in respiratory diagnostics. read less
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Episodes

Episode # 57 Introducing FeNO
Nov 2 2023
Episode # 57 Introducing FeNO
Karen Frankland, Lead Nurse for Education and Support, FeNO by NIOX NIOX has been at the forefront of FeNO testing for 25 years, and this year, Vitalograph is marking 60 years in respiratory diagnostics expertise. During these 60 years, Vitalograph has become synonymous with spirometry; and as an organization, it is continually looking at how it can enable better patient outcomes, with accurate, reliable data, through a range of diagnostic solutions. On today’s conversation, we are exploring Spirometry and FeNO testing. Specifically, how these tests provide physicians with a variety of data to inform asthma care pathways for patients. Karen Frankland is a primary care respiratory nurse specialist and qualified teacher with a wide range of experience within the N.H.S., occupational health, research, the pharmaceutical industry, and education. I have been involved in education, which is my passion! for approximately 20 years. Her current role is as Lead Nurse for Education and Clinical Support for The NIOX Group where I am responsible for the design and delivery of masterclass educational events on the topic of asthma and Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide Testing (FeNO). She also works with several other organizations and training providers, delivering training for a range of health care professionals. Topics include asthma, COPD, spirometry and FeNO. Organizations include M&K Update, Primary Care Respiratory Training Centre plus a few pharmaceutical companies.
Episode # 49 Advocating for COPD: Awareness, Resources and Research
May 31 2023
Episode # 49 Advocating for COPD: Awareness, Resources and Research
We believe in the power of the patient voice to provide inspiration and hope to others in similar situations. That’s why we were thrilled to sit down with John Linnell, an individual who lives with COPD and who, since his diagnosis, has been advocating for COPD awareness, resources, and research.   John Linnell, COPD Patient John was diagnosed in 2005 and his journey led him to key roles in advocacy, in which he is active. John is a member of the Board of Directors for the US COPD Coalition and is an Advocacy Captain for the COPD Foundation. He serves on the Executive Board of Directors for EFFORTS (an international support group for the COPD community), a member of the Governing Board for the COPD PPRN (Patient Powered Research Network), and the Board of Directors of Right2Breathe, a nonprofit emphasizing early diagnosis and patient education. John also sat as a Consumer Reviewer for CDMRP (Congressional Directed Medical Research Programs) for the Department of Defense and now mentors new Consumer Reviewers.   John was a Co-investigator for a 3-year PCORI-funded study at Johns Hopkins: “Impact of a Peer Support Program Amongst COPD Patients and Their Caregivers”.   CMS/Medicare recently appointed John to a term as a patient representative on a Technical Expert Panel for the 2024 Impact Assessment of CMS Quality and Efficiency Measures. He also was asked to join the Patient Engagement Collaborative for the FDA. He also is a Patient Scholar for DIA (Drug Information Association) and spoke at their annual international conference this past year.   In addition, John is a frequent speaker and/or panel member at numerous national conferences dealing with both respiratory issues as well as advising digital health start-up enterprises as a Patient Advisor.
Episode # 48 Non-Invasive Ventilation/Nasal High Flow Therapies
May 17 2023
Episode # 48 Non-Invasive Ventilation/Nasal High Flow Therapies
We had a delightful conversation with Dr. Kirk Hinkley and Matt Pavlichko, RT for at Vapotherm. We discuss their high velocity therapy and how it saved lives during the pandemic and continues to be an alternative method for patients who are mask-intolerant. Kirk Hinkley, MD, FACEP Dr. Kirk Hinkley is Vapotherm’s Director of Education and a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician having completed his EM residency at Wright State University/Wright Patterson AFB in 2007. He is the Medical Director of Commonwealth Health EMS and City of Scranton Fire Dept, where he maintains clinical oversight of several EMS units, and practices as an Emergency Physician in the Scranton, PA area.  He went to medical school on a United States Air Force Scholarship and served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as a critical care air transport team leader and flight surgeon. Dr. Hinkley is an experienced user of high velocity therapy for the adult and pediatric patient. Matthew S. Pavlichko, MS, RRT-NPS Matt is the Director of Professional Development and Education, Respiratory Therapy at Vapotherm. He has been in the respiratory therapy field for over 25 years, practicing in South Central Pennsylvania and North Carolina as a respiratory therapist, educator, manager, and director, managing all aspects of respiratory care.  We want to bring you the most relevant podcast, to do that we need your feedback. Please take our 5-to 7 minute survey, so that we can provide you an even better Podcast experience. Survey Link-https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/sv/qeVnHmK/PodcastSurvey
Episode #44- Five Valuable Spirometry Tips for COPD Diagnosis and Management
Mar 15 2023
Episode #44- Five Valuable Spirometry Tips for COPD Diagnosis and Management
Featured Guest: Bill Pruitt, RRT, CPFT, AE-C Senior Instructor emeritus and former Director of Clinical Education in the department of Cardiorespiratory Sciences, College of Allied Health Science, University of South Alabama in Mobile AL (retired). Credentials include Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT), and Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C). Fellow in the American Association for Respiratory Care (FAARC) 2012. Employed in respiratory care since 1980 and has experience in many aspects of the profession including staff therapist, home care therapist, clinical specialist, department manager, and department director, researcher, and educator. Has had numerous articles published in healthcare magazines/journals for respiratory therapy, nursing, sleep medicine, and physical therapy. Serves on the editorial advisory boards for two national allied health publications (Nursing Journal and RT for Decision Makers in Respiratory Care) and has been invited to speak at many state, regional and national conferences. Service includes member of the AARC House of Delegates; BOD member - Alabama Society for Respiratory Care (ASRC), Association of Asthma Educators (AAE), National Asthma Educator Certification Board. State and national offices held include: Treasurer - AAE, President - ASRC (2003), AAE (2016). We want to bring you the most relevant podcast, to do that we need your feedback. Please take our 5-to 7 minute survey, so that we can provide you an even better Podcast experience. Survey Link-https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/sv/qeVnHmK/PodcastSurvey