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Dräger Launches Interactive Community for Leaders and Practitioners in Respiratory Care

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November 9, 2012

Dräger announces the launch of an innovative new interactive community for respiratory care professionals. Called “A Breath Ahead”, the portal provides continuing respiratory care education, along with the ability to interact with peers, academics, researchers and clinicians.

Respiratory care professionals can participate in forums, polls, and discussion groups, exchanging information and ideas with peers and experts in the field. Participants can earn complimentary Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credits online through the educational component of the portal.

The interactive portal will be launched at the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) Congress being held in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 10–13. “A Breath Ahead” will be presented to respiratory care professionals at Dräger’s Booth #1000.

“Respiratory care professionals voiced a need and interest in ongoing education for best clinical practices, management issues, and emerging technologies,” says Ed Coombs, Regional Marketing Director, Draeger Medical, Inc. “With licensure requirements mandating continuing education, Dräger has made a strong commitment to help respiratory practitioners fulfill continuing education requirements in a more efficient and practical way.”

Developed in collaboration with leading clinicians and educators, “A Breath Ahead” website enables respiratory care professionals to tap into the expertise of clinical experts and opinion leaders to discuss topics such as protective lung strategies, evidence-based best practices, neonatal/pediatric issues, and other relevant topics. Clinicians can earn complimentary CRCE credits online, without the expense and time required to attend classroom educational meetings.

Providing a forward-looking approach to clinical education, this unique portal is interactive and provides valuable information and education at the convenience of the clinician’s schedule. “A Breath Ahead” includes educational webinars, interviews with key opinion leaders, case studies, and FAQ’s. The interactive portal also provides a forum for respiratory professionals to interact with peers and opinion leaders. Participants can also take part in polls and surveys on topics of interest and concern for the respiratory care profession.

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