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23 Jan

NBRC Video Series: Benefits of Specialty Credentials

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this seventh featured NBRC video, Lori Tinkler, MBA, discusses the importance of earning specialty credentials as a way to continuously advance your career. “Specialty credentialing helps you maintain control of your career,” said Tinkler, CEO of the NBRC. “Not only does it position you to obtain better jobs… Read more »

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23 Jan

Retaining Talent, Growing the Profession

Not only do managers work hard to hire quality employees, but they also strive to retain these talented employees. AARC Member David Vines, RRT, a program director at Rush University Medical Center, shares his tips for departments and hospitals looking to improve their talent retention. He also offers suggestions for RTs looking to ensure their… Read more »

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23 Jan

AARC Voice Heard at Patient Safety Movement Summit

Tom Kallstrom, second from the left, joins his fellow panelists for a discussion of the leading causes of in-hospital preventable deaths. For the seventh year in a row, the AARC played an integral role in the Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit convened by the Patient Safety Movement. This year the Summit was… Read more »

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16 Jan

AARC Corporate Partners Help Further Mission to Grow Profession

Nine Partners Announced for 2019 The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is proud to announce their 2019 Corporate Partners: Platinum Fisher & Paykel Hamilton Mallinckrodt Masimo Medtronic Monaghan Sunovion Vapotherm Silver Boehringer Ingelheim “Our corporate partners help the AARC further the respiratory care profession. Their support helps the AARC conduct top-quality educational and professional… Read more »

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16 Jan

New Report Highlights Flaws in Home Oxygen Therapy, Offers Steps Toward Improvement

Last fall, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) released a ATS Oxygen Workshop Report, complete with recommendations on how to improve home oxygen therapy. Deeming the current system inadequate, the report concludes that improved education and expectations will help us achieve optimal care. According to the report, “1.5 million adults in the U.S. use supplemental oxygen… Read more »

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16 Jan

Avoiding Drug-Drug Interaction for Patients

When delivering quality patient care, safety remains supreme. Taking the time to be mindful of your patient’s history and background will help you avoid harmful drug-drug interaction for patients. AARC Member Doug Gardenhire, EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC, shares his tips on how RTs can avoid drug-drug interaction. “Drug safety is very important in respiratory therapy… Read more »

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16 Jan

Members Share Input: New Issue Paper Open for Review

Now through Feb. 22, 2019, AARC members will have the opportunity to share their input regarding a new Issue Paper. The AARC publishes position statements and issue papers to promote patient safety, quality care, access to respiratory therapy, and cost control. The Position Statements and Issue Papers Committee recently drafted the following new Issue Paper:… Read more »

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15 Jan

Board Announces Updates to AARC Fellowship Program

Every year select members of the respiratory care profession are honored with the Fellow of the American Respiratory Care Profession, or “FAARC.” Bestowed at the AARC Congress in the fall, this designation recognizes outstanding contributions to the profession in areas ranging from education to research to clinical practice and more. AARC Fellowship Program Info The… Read more »

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