Dorothy Partin and Ed Fluker are featured in this article on the WLRN website out of Orlando, FL, for their role in a free lung clinic designed to help people with asthma. Ed started the clinic after realizing patients in his ER couldn’t afford the medications prescribed for them. “Honestly we’ll have patients who might have been seen in the ER 19 or 20 times prior to the clinic visit, and then after that, maybe once or twice in the next year,” he was quoted as saying. Read more about this unique clinic in your April 2014 issue of AARC Times.
Becky Anderson speaks out for continued funding of her state’s Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy agency in this article on the Prairie Public Broadcasting website out of North Dakota. “In the quest to allocate state resources towards investments that do the most good, for the most people, it makes no sense to marginalize the leading cause of chronic disease, disability and early death,” she was quoted as saying.
Andrew Rowe’s new job as RC manager at a local hospital is highlighted in this article in the Peninsula Daily News out of Washington State. “We are very pleased to have Andrew in this role,” the hospital’s chief medical officer, Scott Kennedy, was quoted as saying. “His clinical expertise in providing respiratory services to patients partnered with his focus on quality and safety is a great fit for this organization.”
Vicky Dancer’s home equipment company recently scored 100% on an inspection required for Medicaid accreditation in her state, reports an article in the West Plains, MO, Daily Quill. “A perfect score is almost unheard of. I am so proud of our team and the work we’ve put in,” she was quoted as saying.
Mary Curtis explains how new pulmonary function equipment at her hospital will benefit patients in this article in the Clearwater, ID, Tribune. “The new machine checks how the patient is breathing, how they are able to take air into and out of their lungs, how well the oxygen is able to transfer into the blood stream when it is into the lungs, and also the lung volumes,” she was quoted as saying.
Wayne Dyott and his colleagues on the Respiratory Care Leadership Team at his hospital recognized three Birthing Center employees as “Everyday Heroes” for facilitating a positive outcome during a neonatal resuscitation, reports this article in the Star Democrat out of Easton, MD. “Assisting in the delivery of a newborn is one of the most stressful yet rewarding opportunities we have as a respiratory therapist,” he was quoted as saying.
AARC Associate Executive Director-Education Shawna Strickland is noted as a panelist for a webinar on smoking cessation sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) in this article on the AAFP website. She and her colleagues on the panel planned to share success stories from family physicians, RTs, and psychiatric nurses.