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Updated Aerosol Delivery Guides Help Providers Deliver Best Care to Lung Patients

Note : These guides are available at   www.aarc.org/resources/aerosol_resources/

(Irving TX - June 17, 2013) The American Association for Respiratory Care's popular guides on aerosol therapy have been revised and are available for respiratory therapists, as well as other health care providers who are interacting with patients who have lung problems.

A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices for Respiratory Therapists   is in its third edition. Respiratory therapists receive extensive education in aerosol therapy, so the comprehensive and detailed information in this book helps to build on their mastery.

“There is an art and a science to aerosol delivery,” said George Gaebler, AARC president. “Respiratory therapists can have a profound impact on appropriately matching medications and delivery devices to their patients' needs.”

Continuing education credit is available for any respiratory therapist who wants to read the guide and take a short test on its information. It carries 6 hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) and is available for free download from the AARC's website. There is a nominal fee for nonmembers of the AARC to take the CRCE test, but they may read the book for free.

A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices for Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, and Other Health Care Professionals   is available as a free download from the AARC site. This guide was developed to provide the non-respiratory therapist with a comprehensive, step-by-step application for aerosol delivery devices used with patients who have chronic respiratory diseases.

Both books, as well as an aerosol guide for patients, are available at   www.aarc.org/resources/aerosol_resources/

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About the AARC
The American Association for Respiratory Care  is a 52,000 member professional association of respiratory care professionals. The organization is dedicated to encouraging and promoting professional excellence, advancing the science of respiratory care, and serving as an advocate for patients, their families and the public.

Further information about the AARC and how to become a respiratory therapist are available at: www.AARC.org   .  

 

Contact: Sherry Milligan
972-406-4656
milligan@aarc.org


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