Dad With Sick Child Feature

How Can I Tell if My Child Has RSV?

By Laura Hegwer With all the news about RSV surging in infants and toddlers, you may be wondering what to do if your kid gets a stuffy nose or fever this fall. You’re in good company — even parents who work as pediatric health care providers struggle sometimes.“It’s hard as a parent to decipher your child’s symptoms because toddlers are often sniffling and coughing,” says Anne Geistkemper, MSc, RRT, a neonatal pediatric respiratory therapy manager at RUSH. Still, there’s no need to panic if you think your child might be getting sick.Here, Geistkemper describes some symptoms of RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, and when you should get medical help. See Full Article
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Health professionals discuss when to seek medical attention for RSV

CHICAGO — RSV or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is a common seasonal illness that often sparks panic in parents. Doctors say many of the symptoms can be treated at home, safely and effectively. But knowing when to seek medical attention is critical. “It’s definitely unprecedented, which is the common word for what we are seeing right now,” Rush Respiratory Therapist Anne Geistkemper said. SEE COMPLETE STORY
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Welcome New Members!

The ISRC would like to extend a welcome to the following individuals to the AARC and the Illinois affiliate: Samuel Ades Melissa DeMiglio George Kunnel Stavan Sutaria Rosie Woods Kelly Hoerchler Jason Mabry Amy Terstriep Vicky Yarbrough Isabella Hooker Jasalyn Ruiz Bradley Wells Whether you are a new member, a returning member, or a young professional in a respiratory education program, the Illinois Society of Respiratory Care is delighted to have you ... Read More »
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Adding a Neonatal Track to Your Curriculum

RT educational programs are largely focused on the care and treatment of adults with respiratory conditions, and rightly so. After all, adults make up the lion’s share of people who need the services of a therapist. But infants and children need RTs too, and many therapists get into the profession with the clear idea that this is where they want their careers to take them. Jasmine Brown, MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, COPD-Ed, CHSE, ... Read More »