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Southern Nevada respiratory therapists honored

Southern Nevada respiratory therapists honored

CREATED May 19, 2014

The American Lung Association honored five Southern Nevada respiratory care professionals at its 28th Advances in Respiratory Care conference on May 16 at the Alexis Park Resort Hotel.

The awards, sponsored and presented by Humana, were given to the following individuals:

Daniel Bloedorn from Sunrise Hospital received the award for Respiratory Therapist of the Year

Patricia Machuca from Mountain View Hospital received the award for Acute Care Respiratory Therapist of the Year

Marla Pitts from Kindred Hospital received the award for Long Term Respiratory Therapist of the Year

John Foresee from Desert View Hospital received the award for Rural Respiratory Therapist of the Year

Denise Warrick from Bennett Medical received the award for Non-Traditional Respiratory Therapist of the Year

Attendees of the two-day conference listened to speakers cover topics about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the respiratory therapy field; lessons learned from tuberculosis outbreak investigations conducted by the Southern Nevada Health District; the growing field of Wellness and Medical Tourism in Las Vegas, plus more clinical discussions, including topics on high frequency ventilation and testing, and diagnosing alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.