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Good Press: AARC Members in the News

August 22, 2014

Here are our latest newsmakers—

Anderson
Kellen Wilkerson

Carrol LaRowe
Carrol LaRowe

Dan Rowley
Dan Rowley

Pam Alley
Pam Alley

Johnson
Cheryl Skinner

Brandon Butters
Brandon Butters

  • RT student Kellen Wilkerson is the first recipient of a new scholarship offered by his program and the accomplishment is covered in this article in the Daily Reflector out of Greenville, NC.

  • Carrol LaRowe talks up the respiratory care profession in this article in the Houston, TX, Chronicle. "We work with patients all day, every day,” she was quoted as saying. “There is a lot of technology in the job, too. All the modern ventilators are microprocessors."

  • Dan Rowley’s reappointment to the Virginia Advisory Board on Respiratory Care is announced in this article in the Charlottesville, VA, Daily Progress.

  • Pam Alley explains the value of having RTs educate youngsters about their asthma at asthma camp in this article in the Gastonia, NC, Gaston Gazette. “A lot of times, it’s easier if you have someone other than your parents telling you how to do it,” she was quoted as saying.

  • Cheryl Skinner talks about the “Breathe Better” public education program her department developed in this article in Kansas Connections. (See page 5) “We have had people comment that they completely quit smoking because of the many educational tables, booths or speaking events we have provided throughout the community,” she was quoted as saying.

  • Brandon Butters questions whether the fitness bands so popular these days are very accurate when it comes to distinguishing between light and deep sleep in this article in the Des Moines, IA, Register. Bottom line: sleep studies performed in a sleep lab provide better detail.

  • Colleen Holmquist explains how the fire season impacts her pulmonary rehabilitation patients in this article in the Missoulian out of Missoula, MT. “When patients with lung disease can’t go outdoors and be physically active due to poor air quality, not only does it affect their breathing, but also their ability to perform daily activities.”

  • Kent Miller comments on the battery life of mechanical ventilators in this article in Infection Control Today about a paper on ventilator technology published recently by Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology. “Looking at a bar graph, is two bars 20 percent, 30 percent? It’s hard to say sometimes,” he was quoted as saying.

 
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