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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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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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08 Jan

The Role of ECLS in Influenza-Related ARDS

By Madison Fratzke, RRT, RRT-ACCS, and Keith Lamb, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, FCCM Introduction Influenza can lead to respiratory failure which can evolve into significant Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Standard treatment for significant ARDS is invasive positive pressure ventilation which in and of itself may cause deleterious secondary inflammatory processes leading to a precipitous increase… Read more »

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02 Jan

Educating Patients and Families

Every patient and informal caregiver dealing with a chronic disease needs patient education, and that’s especially true for those struggling to cope with a chronic disease that affects the ability to breathe. When taking that next breath no longer comes quite as naturally as it once did, people have questions, and they want answers. Respiratory… Read more »

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02 Jan

Neil MacIntyre Discusses Permissive Hypoxemia

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2018, Neil MacIntyre, MD, FAARC, discusses permissive hypoxemia and the idea of letting the PO2 levels fall if it protects the lung. He also introduces the idea of using focused oxygen for patients as well as theories related to PO2. Big Ideas Theater… Read more »

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