Hello everyone! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Vester Gravley and I am a respiratory care clinical consultant at Mediware. I am also a registered respiratory therapist with 20 years of professional clinical and management experience in a multi-service respiratory care department where I served in the roles of education coordinator and system administrator. I have recently joined my colleagues in the blog-o-sphere here at Mediware. From our introductory post you will read; “We’re excited to launch the Mediware blog, a community that provides a wealth of industry knowledge and resourceful information.” Truly these are exciting times to be in healthcare and working in the field of respiratory care. More than exciting, our times are downright challenging! Now more than ever we need the “wealth of knowledge” and “resourceful information” that we each bring to bear on our times. We cannot survive alone. At Mediware we aspire to be a contributing force to the respiratory community; engaging one another in out-of-the-box thinking and vigorous dialogue, and learning from one another how to successfully meet and lead the changes we face in our industry. As we move forward we earnestly invite questions, comments and contributions from all of you! Let’s get the conversation going! What’s on your mind, what challenges do you face daily? Let’s lead the change together!