Over the course of Independence Plus, Inc.’s over 30 years in business, we have provided the best home care possible to medically complex, ventilator-dependent adult and pediatric patients. One of the things that make us incredibly proud is our dedication to ongoing clinical training and education.
Recently, we were thrilled to welcome world-class cardiopulmonary care expert Adel Bougatef, MD PhD, to our Oak Brook office to share his vast clinical and scientific knowledge with our nurses and respiratory therapists. Dr. Bougatef, a neonatologist, professor, and researcher who has worked at various international medical institutions gave a lecture titled, “Mechanical Ventilation: Non-conventional Approach to the Treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).”
Now residing in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Bougatef has spent more than three decades working to advance mechanical ventilation technology used to care for premature infants and adults with acute and chronic lung injury. He has twice been the recipient of the Forrest M. Bird Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award – given by the American Association for Respiratory Care annually to recognize outstanding individual scientific contributions in the area of respiratory care of cardiopulmonary disorders (the late Forrest Bird is recognized globally for inventing the first modern ventilator in the 1950’s).
Currently, Dr. Bougatef is CEO of CircuitLife, a Texas-based medical device company. He and his CircuitLife team continue to work toward alternatives to conventional mechanical ventilation; they expect to revolutionize the way respiratory support is provided to all who suffer from respiratory illness, from premature babies to elder adults. Click here to learn more about his past achievements and current work in a piece that ran in San Antonio’s MD News earlier this year.