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17 Nov

Good Press: AARC Members in the News December

Good Press features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed Lynda Ferris This article on the Sierra Wave Media website out of California highlights Kevin Christensen’s RT department in honor of RC Week, citing the many services they offer, including pulmonary function testing, EKGs, and smoking cessation counseling. Tracy Simpson receives great RC Week… Read more »

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17 Nov

Big Ideas Theater: Dr. Neil MacIntyre Explains the ABCDEF Bundle

If you work in an ICU, you’ve probably at least heard of the ABCDEF Bundle. Developed by critical care experts who reviewed randomized controlled trials on the ventilator liberation process, the bundle is aimed at getting more patients off mechanical ventilation as quickly as possible through the use of evidence-based strategies. Attendees at AARC Congress… Read more »

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10 Nov

ATS, ACCP, Publish New Ventilator Discontinuation Guidelines

New guidelines from the American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians may provide additional guidance for clinicians like respiratory therapists who manage patients on mechanical ventilation. Developed by a committee of experts, the guidelines are an update to the 2001 CHEST guideline on ventilator liberation and are based on the most recent evidence… Read more »

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08 Nov

RTs Celebrate Real Life Heroes

National Respiratory Care Week took place the last week in October, and therapists from Maine to California used the occasion to raise awareness of the profession and the clinicians who play such an integral role in the health and wellbeing of people with respiratory conditions. Here’s a brief look at some of their celebrations —… Read more »

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08 Nov

How Do You Use Incentive Spirometry?

The AARC has been asked to disseminate a survey among its membership aimed at finding out how therapists use incentive spirometry on the job. Developed by a medical student as part of a research project, the five-minute survey is also being circulated among nurses. So take a few minutes to weigh in on this important… Read more »

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