Anthony Everidge, Amy Barnes, and Christopher Andresky talk about the Sputum Bowl in this interview on the NPR website out of Arizona. The 11 minute segment does a great job of explaining just what our annual competition is and why RTs compete!
The Sputum Bowl – along with the AARC Congress itself — was also well covered in this article in the Las Vegas, NV, Review-Journal. Noted in the piece are Everidge, Andresky, Vanessa Mower, Erin Smith, Steven Blanco, Nahom Asfaha, Michele Bertolino, Dr. Javiar Antonio Ramirez Acosta, and Jereldine Boyl.
Earnest Golden comments on the Great American Smokeout in this article on the FOX-TV website out of Birmingham, AL. “A lot of people who don’t quit, really want to quit,” he was quoted as saying. “Maybe this would be good encouragement for them to reconsider.”
Clark Curry was recently named one of six Student Ambassadors at his college. According to this article in the Rocky Mount, NC, Telegram, ambassadors are involved in everything from speaking to community groups to helping to recruit new students.
Susan Pearson’s RT program took its turn in the spotlight at a recent open house sponsored by her college. “We need people to know we’re out there, that this career exists because there’s shortages in respiratory therapists,” she was quoted as saying in this article on the FOX-TV website out of Elkhart, IN.
Gary Axness warns his community not to expect any respiratory health benefits from a recently opened oxygen bar in this article in the Fargo, ND, Valley News. “Maybe there are other benefits but not for the oxygen,” he was quoted as saying.
Earl Moore writes about COPD in this letter to the editor in the Spokane, WA, Spokesman-Review. “COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States,” she notes. “A person with COPD dies every four minutes.”
Chris Steele’s promotion to director of respiratory care is the topic of this article in the Cape Gazette out of Delaware. “It’s my pleasure to serve such a motivated team of professionals and have the opportunity to lead them to continued success,” he was quoted as saying.