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03 May

Input Needed for Therapist Credential Maintenance Program Survey

The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) is planning to revise the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) by constructing annual assessments designed to stimulate learning. In order to successfully revise the program, the NBRC is seeking the representation of respiratory therapists who achieved the CRT or RRT credential after June 2002. Study results will define the content… Read more »

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01 May

Asthma Action Plans Enhance Patient Care

Each patient you treat is unique. While symptoms between patients may be similar, the treatment and care you give will be distinctive for the individual. For your asthma patients, an asthma action plan can help deliver unified and strategic care. AARC Members Doug Gardenhire, EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC, and Dave Burnett, PhD, RRT, AE-C, share… Read more »

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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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