Debra M. Gurnari, RRT, has over 30 years of clinical experience as a respiratory care practitioner. Since 2002 she has been the the Respiratory Therapy Department Manager at Kindred Hospital Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvani where her focus is weaning and rehabilitation of adult tracheostomized and ventilator dependent patients. Ms. Gurnari shares her knowledge of Passy Muir valves with staff and patients to promote use and ventilator weaning. She is on the board of Kindred Healthcare, Inc. National Respiratory Council.

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