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19 Sep

Invest in Your Success at AARC Congress

Where can you go to see the latest technology in respiratory care, learn from thought-leaders in the profession, and network with fellow RTs and other clinicians from across the country and around the world? There is one place that stands head and shoulders above the rest, and that place is the AARC International Respiratory Convention… Read more »

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19 Sep

NBRC Video Series: How to Apply for NBRC Examinations

In our third featured NBRC video, Lori Tinkler, MBA, discusses the online tools available through the NBRC website to help in applying for the credential examinations. “In our efforts to support students as candidates for NBRC credentials, we provide a range of online tools to make the application, scheduling, and testing processes as convenient and… Read more »

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12 Sep

What RTs Need to Know about Pulmonary Fibrosis

According to the National Institutes of Health, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare disease with a worldwide prevalence of 13-20 per 100,000 people. About 100,000 people in the U.S. suffer from the condition, and about 30,000-40,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Given its low prevalence, many RTs may not be fully up to… Read more »

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11 Sep

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 19: Ventilation Strategies to Reduce Incidence of ARDS

In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Gary Nieman, PHD, BS, a pulmonary physiologist, discusses ventilation strategies related to patients with ARDS. Watch More Big Ideas Theater Dr. Nieman’s interview focuses on three discussion points: How ARDS make the lung vulnerable to a secondary ventilator-induced lung injury Protective ventilation strategies for acute lung injury and… Read more »

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11 Sep

Commit to Improving Patient Safety

Safety is the fundamental foundation to delivering quality patient care. No matter your role, you play a vital part in ensuring patients receive this standard of care. In partnership with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, the AARC encourages all members to commit to improving patient safety. Commit to Safety AARC Members Kevin McQueen, MHA, RRT,… Read more »

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11 Sep

AARC Redesigns Corporate Partner Program

The American Association for Respiratory Care has made its first substantial change to its Corporate Partner program since its inception in 2003. As we move through 2018, AARC’s Corporate Partnerships will no longer be established after a minimum annual spend. We will move to a three-tiered (Platinum, Gold and Silver) Corporate Partner program for 2019… Read more »

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10 Sep

20 Patient and Physician Groups Urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Protect Patients Who Use Supplemental Oxygen

Leading organizations urge CMS to use its statutory authority to improve the lives and treatment for Americans who require supplemental oxygen WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 6, 2018) — A group of 20 patient and physician groups submitted comments today regarding the proposed rule on Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and its application to supplemental oxygen. Below is… Read more »

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