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30 Apr

Leadership Book Club Readies to ‘Juggle Elephants’

The AARC Leadership Book Club, open to all members, wrapped up its first book of the year and will start their next spring read (“Juggling Elephants,” by Jones Loflin) on Monday, May 7. Book discussion sessions will be facilitated by the author. Join the Club “Juggling Elephants” will be divided into three discussion sessions: May… Read more »

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25 Apr

Catching Up with David Eubanks, AARC President 1979

This month in our Catching Up series, we’re learning more about David Eubanks, EdD, RRT, AARC president 1979. Eubanks, an AARC Life Member, shares details about his career path, the road to his presidency, as well as tips and advice for members interested in pursuing leadership roles in the AARC. Strong educational foundation Dr. Eubanks… Read more »

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25 Apr

Hill Day 2018: Respiratory Therapists Speak their Mind on Capitol Hill

Contact Congress Today For Hill Day 2018, respiratory therapists, appointed as Political Advocacy Contact Team members by their states, will head to Washington, D.C. on May 1 to lobby their Congressional delegations seeking support for a Telehealth Pilot focusing solely on respiratory therapists. “We want all patients to receive the best possible respiratory care, wherever… Read more »

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25 Apr

E-Cigarettes: Should RTs Use Them to Help People Quit?

The buzz surrounding e-cigarettes is loud and confusing. While the manufacturers of these products — and some health professionals as well — tout them as a way to help people quit smoking, others say the science just isn’t there to make that recommendation. A recent study out of Harvard Medical School suggests proceeding with caution… Read more »

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25 Apr

DPIs: What RTs Need to Know

Dry powder inhalers (DPIs) came on the market in response to the uncertain future facing pressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) containing CFC propellants known to contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer. The phase-out of those propellants drove the development of DPIs, which are now considered to hold the greatest potential for new and… Read more »

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18 Apr

SPOTY Spotlight: Melissa Brown

This month in our Specialty Practitioner of the Year (SPOTY) Spotlight series, we’re learning more about our Neonatal-Pediatrics SPOTY: Melissa K. Brown, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, RCP. Join the Neonatal-Pediatrics Specialty Section Meet Melissa Neonatal-Pediatrics Specialty Practitioner of the Year Melissa K. Brown, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, RCP Brown graduated from the Grossmont College Respiratory Therapy program… Read more »

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18 Apr

Benefits of Seeking Higher Education

By Janelle Gardiner, DHSc, RRT, AE-C AARC Member Janelle Gardiner, DHSc, RRT, AE-C, credits the growth of her career and the opportunities she’s received as a result of her continued pursuit of higher education. Just after graduating from high school I began taking college courses. Like many others, I began working on general education courses…. Read more »

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