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Good Press: AARC Members in the News

January 2, 2014

We’re starting the new year off with lots of great stories—

Barry Westling

Frank Salvatore

Nina Camp

Diane Rhodes

Diane Flatland

Jane Martin

  • Barry Westling receives kudos for being named a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care at AARC Congress 2013 in Anaheim in this article in the Fresno, CA, Bee, and this one on his school’s website.
  • Cincinnati State RT students Steve Sosby, Brian SmythJen Hamilton, and Jessica Schaffer got some great press for their second place finish in the Sputum Bowl in this article on the ABC-TV website in their hometown. The students are pictured along with legendary physician, Dr. Forrest Bird.

    Ohio Winners
  • Frank Salvatore’s recent installation as president-elect of the AARC is covered in this article in the Middletown, NY, Times-Herald Record. Frank was elected last fall and installed at the Congress.
  • Nina Camp explains how her pulmonary rehabilitation program helps COPD patients in this article in the Milton, PA, Standard-Journal about a man who definitely counts as one of their success stories. “He has gone from a man that said he was ready for a rolling walker to now riding a bike on the trails from Mifflinburg to Lewisburg and back,” she was quoted as saying.
  • Diane Rhodes recently recognized the RC program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for the role it plays in her school-based asthma program, and DeDe Gardner is pictured receiving the honor in this article in a school district newsletter.
  • Molly Schaefer answers a reader’s question about peripheral artery disease (PAD) in this column in the Forest City, IA, Britt News Tribune. “Diabetics and smokers have the greatest risk for PAD,” she was quoted as saying.
  • Bonnie Boggs and her RT students traveled to a local elementary school to talk to the kids about respiratory conditions and the visit was covered in this article in Bedford Now out of Lambertville, MI. “When you have something like COPD or emphysema, it’s hard to breathe and it restricts the air flow,” she was quoted as saying.
  • Chris Pekios talks about COPD in honor of COPD Awareness Month in this article in the Quad City Times out of Iowa and Illinois. “It’s very scary to be breathless,” she was quoted as saying.
  • Students in the RT program Diane Flatland’s college took part in an interprofessional drill at the school’s simulation emergency room facility and the activity was featured in this article in the Pearland, TX, Journal. “I believe that the interprofessional drill was a ‘wake-up’ experience for the students,” noted Diane, who serves as the allied health division chair.
  • Susan McQuade explains how exercising in cold air affects the body in this article and video on the KRBC-TV station out of Abilene, TX. “Cold air is very sensitive to the lungs, and when you’re exercising, you tend to increase your respiratory rate, which makes it so you breathe in more cold air,” she was quoted as saying.
  • Brian Jensen and his fellow students are featured this article in his college newsletter for their plans to take part in a Special Olympics’ “Polar Plunge” during a local Christmas Stroll. Brian spearheaded an effort to get other health professional programs at the college to participate too.
  • Jane Martin talks about COPD in women in this article in Newsday out of New York. “Women’s lungs are generally smaller than men’s,” she was quoted as saying. “Smoking and hazards damage the lungs equally, therefore the women have more proportionate lung damage than a man does.”
  • Jody Nitz recently took part in a drill aimed at educating high school staff on the use of CPR and AEDs, and the event was covered in this article on out of Michigan. “The more you can practice, the better it is,” Jody was quoted as saying.
  • Brian Best is throwing his hat into the ring for an Iowa House seat, and he explains why in this article in the Carroll, IA, Daily Times Herald. “I love rural Iowa,” he was quoted as saying. “I want to help keep small towns viable and financially healthy.”
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