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22 May

Summer Forum Combines Vacation and Learning

Summer Forum 2019 (July 20-22, 2019) will soon be here, and we’re excited! Register for Summer Forum From the stellar program and presenters to the beautiful destination, Summer Forum 2019 is a unique professional development meeting. In fact, it’s a great way to: Have a vacation In addition to this being a fantastic summer leadership… Read more »

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22 May

Memorial Day 2019

The AARC executive office, including the customer service desk, will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. We honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country while serving as members of our Armed Forces, and our thoughts go out to the families of these fallen heroes. As we… Read more »

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22 May

Tips for Helping Asthma & Allergy Patients

For Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month this May, we have put together a tips series for RTs. Each week, we’ll post advice from your fellow AARC Members with tips on how best to help patients who are working to manage their allergies and asthma. This week, Dennis Wissing, PhD, RRT, AE-C, FAARC, interim dean for… Read more »

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15 May

Controversies in Tracheostomy Management

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2018, Constance Mussa, Phd, RRT, RRT-NPS, discusses the controversies in tracheostomy management. Watch More Big Ideas Theater Big Ideas Theater 2018 was filmed at the AARC Congress 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. Congress speakers and lecturers shared their expertise and insights during these… Read more »

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15 May

RTs Share Tips for Helping Asthma & Allergy Patients

For Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month this May, we put together a tips series for RTs. Each week, we’ll post advice from your fellow AARC Members with tips on how best to help patients who are working to manage their allergies and asthma. This week, Sara Parker, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, AE-C, from Missouri, shares her… Read more »

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15 May

Florida Passes Telehealth Legislation Including RTs

The future of RTs in telehealth got a big boost on May 2 when Rep. Mike Thompson and colleagues introduced H.R. 2508, the BREATHE Act, into the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill calls for a three-year pilot project that would test the value of using RTs to provide health education and other services via… Read more »

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14 May

Summer Ventilation Webcast Series Continues

The AARC education team kicked off its new Summer Ventilation Webcast Series on May 28. The series includes four webcasts and runs through July 9. Participants will need to register for each webcast in the series separately. “The Summer Ventilation Webcast Series spotlights key areas of mechanical ventilation to empower respiratory therapists to provide safe… Read more »

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08 May

The BREATHE Act Introduced into Congress

Lobby Campaign Starts on the 14th The AARC Political Advocacy Contact Team (PACT) traveled to Washington, DC, last month to ask their members of Congress to support legislation aimed at validating the role RTs can play in telehealth. Those efforts paid off big time on May 2, as Rep. Mike Thompson and three co-sponsors officially… Read more »

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08 May

New Bill Takes Aim at Flavored Tobacco Products

According to the FDA and the CDC, e-cigarette use rose by 78% in high school students and 48% in middle school students between 2017 and 2018. What’s more, more than half of children who smoke traditional cigarettes (and seven out of 10 African-American children) choose menthol brands. Most experts agree child-friendly flavors like “Red Hot… Read more »

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