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30 May

Helping Patients Find Hope While Living with Chronic Diseases

Respiratory therapists have a unique opportunity to work with patients living with chronic diseases. These diseases, like cystic fibrosis, are hard on the patient and affect them physically and emotionally. How do you help your patients find hope in their health challenges? Empowering our patients Krystal Craddock, BSRC, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C, once asked a COPD… Read more »

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30 May

Environmental Influence on Asthma

With May being Allergy & Asthma Month, we reached out to Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to share her expertise on environmental factors and asthma, along with tips on how you can best help your patients. “May is Asthma Awareness Month and a great time to learn more about how… Read more »

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30 May

Asthma in the Workplace: What RTs with Asthma Have to Say

A new report from the CDC shines a light on asthma in the workplace. Overall, the report finds 6.8 percent of employed adults have asthma — some 11 million people. The highest prevalence occurs in the health care and social assistance industries, where 8.8% suffer from the condition. The prevalence of asthma among respiratory therapists… Read more »

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23 May

Lobbying for Telehealth Inclusion

AARC Member Jennifer Blevin, AAS, RRT-ACCS, from Oklahoma meeting with Alaura Ervin from Congressman Steve Russell’s office. More than 130 respiratory therapists, appointed as Political Advocacy Contact Team members by their states, headed to Washington, D.C. on May 1 to lobby their Congressional delegations seeking support for a Telehealth Pilot focusing solely on respiratory therapists…. Read more »

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23 May

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 14: The ARISE Project

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Theresa Meinen, MS, RRT discusses the ARISE Project and how it’s helped bring more realism to simulation education. ARISE stands for Augmented Reality Integrated Simulation Education. The ARISE Project began three years ago through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor as… Read more »

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23 May

The Master’s Pursuit

As you plan your career and education goals, you may be considering a master’s degree. If you’re pursuing management or the educator career path, the addition of a master’s degree may feel like a given. But what about other career paths? We asked a few AARC members to share their experience and insight on the… Read more »

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23 May

Utah Resolution Sheds Light on Opioid Use and RT Role

Joined by medical professionals, caregivers, and patients and their families, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signs the SCR004 resolution to increase awareness of postoperative opioid use by patients. Earlier this spring, Utah’s governor signed the SCR004 resolution, helping raise awareness of postoperative opioid use and encourage in-home monitoring for patients after surgery. “For the untold and… Read more »

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22 May

Memorial Day 2018

Enable cookies to see embeded content. “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 28, in observance of Memorial Day. We honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country… Read more »

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16 May

AARC Leaders Sharpen Skills at Boot Camp

AARC Leadership Boot Camp, Class of 2018 Being a state affiliate officer takes a lot of passion, dedication, and time. The AARC wants to make sure that state leaders are positioned for success. To help states reach their goals, the AARC hosts a Leadership Boot Camp each year. This year, 30 leaders representing 22 different… Read more »

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