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21 Jun

Home Oxygen Patients Need More from RTs

In 2016, the AARC circulated a survey aimed at looking at the role of the respiratory therapist in pre- and post-discharge practices specific to COPD. Now the results are in, and according to AARC Executive Director Thomas Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAARC, who co-authored an abstract on the study that was presented at the recent American… Read more »

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14 Jun

AARC Advocates for Its Patients

The AARC has sent comments to the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders with copies to all Senators advocating for affordable and effective health care for patients with chronic respiratory disease. By now you are aware the House of Representatives passed a bill known as the American Health Care Act.  According to the Congressional Budget Office, the… Read more »

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26 May

Memorial Day 2017

The AARC Flag Folding Ceremony held at AARC Congress 2016 in San Antonio, TX. “Who kept the faith and fought the fight; the glory theirs, the duty ours.” Wallace Bruce The AARC executive office, including the customer service desk, will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. We honor those who… Read more »

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24 May

Canadian Society Names New CEO

Andrew West, who will be taking over as CEO of the CSRT brings a wealth of experience from his leadership position at the University of Manitoba. Andrew West, MS, RRT, will take over as CEO of the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) on Aug. 14, with the retirement of current Executive Director Christiane Ménard…. Read more »

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24 May

19 Deliverables for RT Managers

Register for Summer Forum The AARC Summer Forum is just a few weeks away, but it’s not too late to register for this mid-year meeting designed exclusively for managers and educators in respiratory care. If you’re an RT manager who is still asking yourself, “why should I go?” the answer is pretty simple: only at the… Read more »

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22 May

COPD National Action Plan Released

The AARC was on hand for the press conference held Monday morning to announce the COPD National Action Plan. The final version of the COPD National Action Plan was released May 23 during a panel discussion that took place during the American Thoracic Society conference in Washington, DC. “Sixteen million Americans have been diagnosed with… Read more »

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