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29 Jul

Developing a Culture of Safety

This episode of the Current Topics in Respiratory Care video series features Michael Anderson, MBA, MD, presenting “Journey to Zero Harm – Developing a Culture of Safety.” Purchase Your DVD Today Can we be successful in the elimination of nosocomial patient harm? An international expert in patient safety will discuss the journey to zero harm…. Read more »

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29 Jul

RC Week Faves

Laurel Technical Institute RT students celebrate RC Week by volunteering and giving back to their communities. Regardless of where you work in respiratory care, you are likely to be touched in some way by National Respiratory Care Week (Oct. 20-26). From health fairs to employee breakfasts to giving out RC Week gear, RTs across the… Read more »

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29 Jul

Expanding the Profession

Enable cookies to see embeded content. Julie Essiam, ARCF International Fellowship Recipient, discusses her excitement to be working with the AARC to build the respiratory therapy profession in Africa. For Essiam, it’s all about saving lives. She also welcomes the expertise of AARC members, along with the best practices of the U.S., to help build… Read more »

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24 Jul

RT Student to the Rescue!

RT Student Sam Vang, left, put his new RT skills to work saving his dad’s life earlier this year. It was just a normal Saturday evening in the Vang household in St. Paul, MN. Sam Vang, an RT student in his first year at Saint Paul College, was at home with his mom when his… Read more »

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24 Jul

COPD Data on Perceptions – What RTs Need to Know

Earlier this year, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute released their 2018 COPD report: “Tracking Perceptions of the Individuals Affected and the Providers Who Treat Them.” AARC Member Mike Hess, RRT, RPFT, shares his insight on the report. Key Findings “I think the key finding from the report is that COPD is still in… Read more »

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24 Jul

Best Practices: Unplanned Extubations

Unplanned extubations complicate the care of patients in the ICU, and as the lung health experts at the bedside, RTs must be proactive in identifying factors that place patients at risk. According to RESPIRATORY CARE Associate Editor Rich Kallet, MS, RRT, FAARC, FCCM, that means paying close attention to “common sense” preventative measures and using… Read more »

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17 Jul

Establishing Definitions for Pediatric ARDS

Enable cookies to see embeded content. Neal Thomas, MD, FCCM, of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, talks Pediatric ARDS in this episode of Big Ideas Theater. Dr. Thomas focuses on the importance of establishing definitions for pediatric ARDS, in addition to the use of adult definitions. “We found that they [the adult definitions]… Read more »

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10 Jul

Best Practices: Ventilator Weaning Protocols

Delivering the best possible care to patients on mechanical ventilation means getting those patients off mechanical ventilation as soon as it is safely possible. According to Carl Haas, MLS, LRT, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, the best way to make sure that happens is to follow protocols developed specifically for this area of practice. He shares his… Read more »

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10 Jul

4 FAQ on Summer Forum

There’s still time to register for Summer Forum 2019! With beautiful Fort Lauderdale, FL as your backdrop, Summer Forum is your chance to meet respiratory therapy thought leaders and learn best practices of the profession. Still have questions about the meeting? Check out these FAQ and save your spot today! Go To Summer Forum Question… Read more »

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