Big Ideas Theater | Pharmacologic Management for Asthma

 Published: August 26, 2020

By: Addie Schiefer


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In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Douglas S. Gardenhire, EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC, from Georgia State University visits the stage to discuss pharmacologic management for asthma. Gardenhire discusses the resurgence of several over the counter medications for asthma and how it has affected the job of the respiratory therapist.

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Gardenhire goes on to discuss the many ways RTs can help patients manage their asthma without the use of over the counter drugs. He believes that working with a respiratory therapist is more likely to help patients in the long-run.

Big Ideas Theater 2019 was filmed at the AARC Congress 2019 in New Orleans, LA. Congress speakers and lecturers shared their expertise and insights during these brief interviews.

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Addie Schiefer

Addie Schiefer is the Content Manager for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and social media. Connect with her about potential stories by email, AARConnect, or LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her listening to a true crime podcast, traveling to new places with her husband, hanging out with her dog JoJo, or browsing the aisles of the nearest Target.

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