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13 Dec

No Boundaries: Sharing RT Best Practices Worldwide

ARCF Chair Michael T. Amato, MBA (far left) with ARCF International Fellows Alfred Aidoo – Ghana (left), Martha Diaz – Colombia (center), and Jinhao Tao – China (right) at the 2017 AARC Congress. The American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF) International Fellowship Program gives non-U.S. health care professionals an opportunity to visit the U.S. and observe… Read more »

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13 Dec

Big Ideas Theater: Dr. Alexandre Rotta

In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Dr. Alexandre Rotta, MD, FCCM, discusses pediatric ARDS beyond mechanical ventilation. According to Dr. Rotta, management of children with ARDS continues to be a challenge for the pediatric clinician and goes beyond mechanical ventilation. In his Big Ideas Theater segment, Dr. Rotta explains that previously pediatric ARDS has… Read more »

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12 Dec

Here’s How RT Educators Keep Students Engaged

Educators in every field of study have had this experience: as they stand before the class ready to impart critical knowledge, there are a few students with glazed-over expressions that say loud and clear, “Boring!” Keeping students engaged in learning is an uphill battle, but RT educators have found some great ways to make it… Read more »

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07 Dec

Best Practices for Current Topics in Respiratory Care

Annually, the AARC produces Current Topics in Respiratory Care, an educational video series that offers an in-depth exploration of recent scientific advancements in respiratory care. The eight-disc DVD series also includes evidence-based practices that improve delivery of care and reduce readmissions, and each program concludes with a test which, when completed successfully, will earn the… Read more »

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06 Dec

Moving the Profession Forward: Degree Advancement

In 2015, the AARC established a goal calling for 80 percent of RTs to have, or be working toward, a bachelor’s degree by 2020. The AARC provides resources and tools to help individuals and educational programs achieve this initiative. Individual degree advancement Respiratory therapy degree advancement programs provide a pathway for respiratory therapists who have… Read more »

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06 Dec

Student Perspective: Gessilda C. Galang

The Benefits of the AARC House of Delegates and International Congress to RT students By Gessilda C. Galang Gessilda C. Galang Meeting with the AARC House of Delegates (HOD) was an eye-opening experience. It gave me a platform to interact with reputable professionals in my field and learn about the further prospects in my career…. Read more »

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