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21 Feb

New AHA Video Includes Bold Goal

The American Heart Association (AHA) released a new video about their latest campaign to reduce deaths related to cardiac arrest. According to the AHA, 475,000 people die from cardiac arrest in the United States each year. They are challenging everyone to help bring that number to zero. According to AHA Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Marketing… Read more »

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14 Feb

Patient Voices Heard at Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit

Respiratory therapists came together with chronic lung disease patients at the AARC’s Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit in Indianapolis last fall, opening up lines of communication and building partnerships that will ultimately help advance the quality of care for patients. Amber Galer, BS, RRT, who served as the 2017 Summit coordinator, outlined the benefits for patients… Read more »

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14 Feb

Patient Focus: Christine Hartling Cherishes “Her Kids”

Christine Hartling, center, seen here with FACES Foundation President and Co-founder Sharman Lamka and AARC Chief Business Officer Tim Myers, MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC, was proud to receive the first ever AARC/FACES Foundation National Respiratory Patient Advocacy Award. Christine Hartling, MHM, RRT, RRT-NPS, has a motto that has served her well in her work with… Read more »

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14 Feb

Involvement is Where You Find Value

Aaron Light, DHSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, is the program director at Ozarks Technical Community College. He recently took time to reflect on his career path and share how he found value in maintaining membership in the AARC. What Does AARC Membership Do for You? The bigger picture Aaron Light learned that getting involved in the AARC… Read more »

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14 Feb

SPOTY Spotlight: Monica Schibig

This month in our Specialty Practitioner of the Year (SPOTY) Spotlight series, we’re learning more about our Education SPOTY: Monica Schibig, MA, RRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT. Join the Education Specialty Section! Back to the beginning Monica Schibig, MA, RRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT was named 2017 Specialty Practitioner of the year for the Education Specialty Section. Schibig graduated… Read more »

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07 Feb

Tales from the ICU: Best Practices in Airway Management

Respiratory therapists are known for their expertise in airway management, and nowhere are those skills more valued than in the ICU. Two AARC members share recent stories illustrating just how important it is to keep best practices top of mind when managing the airway in patients who are critically ill. Blunt chest trauma A challenging… Read more »

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07 Feb

E-Cigs and Youth: What RTs Need to Know

E-cigarettes are being touted as a path to quitting for people who smoke. The jury is still out on the value they add, although some studies have found a benefit. But what about children and teens whose very first experience with smoking is not a traditional cigarette, but an e-cig? AARC member and long-time tobacco… Read more »

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07 Feb

Specialty Section Focus: Adult Acute Care

Membership in AARC Specialty Sections connects you to others who practice in your area of respiratory care. Programs created by specialty section members are integral to the AARC Summer Forum and AARC International Respiratory Congress meetings. Today we are highlighting the Adult Acute Care Specialty Section, to learn more about the section and what members… Read more »

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06 Feb

Big Ideas Theater: Patient Centric Care

In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Garry Kauffman MPA, RRT, FAARC, shares his perspective on the importance and value of practicing patient centric care. To Kauffman, this means providing care that is respectful of and responsive to the patient’s preferences, needs and values. “We should always be focused on the patient,” Kauffman said. He… Read more »

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