Health Care Reform And It's Impact On Respiratory Care. Past And Current Concepts Of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Criteria For Selecting Patients For Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Key Elements Of A Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Measuring And Assessing Outcomes Of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Reimbursement For Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Past And Current Concepts Of Respiratory Home Care. Patient Selection And Discharge Planning. Home Respiratory Equipment And Therapeutics. Delivery Of Care-Protocols And Procedures. Home Care Accreditation And State Licensing Requirement. Reimbursement For Respiratory Home Care. Subacute Care At Skilled Nursing And Long-term Care Facilities. Clinical And Regulatory Aspects Of Subacute Care. Aspects Of Patient And Family Education. GLOSSARY. INDEX.
About the Author
Kenneth A. Wyka has been in the field of respira¬tory care since 1970. He obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, and formal training in respiratory care from the Lenox Hill Hospital School for Respira¬tory Therapy in New York City. In 1972, he founded the respiratory therapy program at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, New Jersey. Since then, he managed the respiratory care department at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, was the director of respiratory clinical education at the Uni¬versity of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, started several pulmonary rehabilitation programs, worked in home care, and began a health-care/respiratory care consulting practice. He is the author of Respiratory Care in Alternate Sites and coauthor of Oakes' Respira¬tory Home Care: An On-Site Reference Guide. In addi¬tion, he has been the president of both the New Jersey and New York Societies for Respiratory Care and has been actively involved in several voluntary health and professional organizations. Currently, Ken is the Center Manager and Respiratory Care Patient Coordinator for Anthem Health Services in Queensbury, New York.