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24 Oct

Singing for Pulmonary Rehab

The Rockin’ Rehabbers Moving up the breathing charts since 2015, the Rockin’ Rehabbers is a singing group out of UC Davis Hospital in Sacramento, CA. Formed as part of the hospital’s pulmonary rehab program, they meet often to practice their singing, giving their lungs a good exercise each time. “Inspiration for the group came in… Read more »

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24 Oct

States Engaging Students

Students take part in fun activities, such as this “MacGyver Exercise,” at the Arizona Student Conference. These students used random items to make a working bubble humidifier out of a water bottle, straw, high flow oxygen tubing, and a mask. The activity showcased their teamwork, communication, and time management skills. Plain and simple, students are… Read more »

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17 Oct

Pre-course Fuels Leadership Inspiration

Dozens of individuals with an assortment of backgrounds and roles in respiratory care take part in the 2018 Summer Forum Women in Leadership pre-course. This presentation will reprise itself at the annual Congress meeting in December. To provide a wide variety of content options to Congress participants, the AARC offers pre-courses, one being the Women… Read more »

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17 Oct

The NBRC Video Series: NBRC Exam Security

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In the fourth featured NBRC video, Lori Tinkler, MBA, discusses the importance of exam security and the steps they take to ensure confidentiality is maintained. “This includes not only the questions themselves, but also how they are arranged, displayed, and presented,” said Tinkler, CEO of the NBRC. She continues… Read more »

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10 Oct

North Dakota Sets Focus on Educating Youth on E-Cigarettes

The North Dakota Department of Health developed a new position statement to include e-cigarettes in its tobacco prevention efforts, helping to educate parents and youth on the dangers of using electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Expanding tobacco prevention In keeping pace with the rise of e-cigarette products, the North Dakota Department of Health expanded its… Read more »

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10 Oct

Dealing with Patient Death and Dying: Advice for RTs

Respiratory therapists go to work every day thinking about how they can save the lives of their patients. But some of those patients will inevitably die, and coping with those situations can be a challenge for clinicians who are educated and trained to keep people breathing. Stephanie Williams, BS, RRT, is director of community programs… Read more »

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