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).
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