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20 Nov

Thank You for Being a Member

AARC Board of Directors Members of the AARC Board of Directors express their appreciation and gratefulness for all AARC members. “I want to thank you for being a member of the AARC. Your membership represents your commitment to the respiratory therapy profession. It also represents your commitment to safe and effective patient care which all… Read more »

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20 Nov

Celebrating Respiratory Care Week Around the Globe

Cake commemorating Yemen’s Respiratory Care Week celebrations National Respiratory Care Week took place Oct. 21-27, and respiratory therapists from all over the globe used the occasion to raise awareness about respiratory health and the clinicians who play such an integral role in the health and well-being of people with respiratory conditions. Here’s a brief look… Read more »

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20 Nov

8 AARC members named 2018 SPOTY Recipients

Representing the various specialties in respiratory care, only eight individuals from across the U.S. were named recipients for the 2018 Specialty Practitioner of the Year award. Join a Specialty Setion Congratulations to our 2018 Recipients: Adult Acute Care – Thomas Piraino, RRT, FCSRT   “Respiratory Therapists have such an opportunity to provide excellent, evidence-based care… Read more »

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14 Nov

AARC Election 2019 Results Announced

Voting in AARC Election 2019 ended on October 31, and President Brian Walsh and President-Elect Schell have announced the results. The results of this year’s officers and directors election are: Vice President – Internal Affairs Cheryl Hoerr, MBA, RRT, FAARC Vice President – External Affairs Sheri Tooley, BSRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT, AE-C Secretary – Treasurer Lynda… Read more »

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14 Nov

Save the Date: Support the ARCF on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27

Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. This is a chance to give your time, donations, or goods through a collaborative and social media-fueled effort. One way to take part in #GivingTuesday is by supporting the American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF), a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting respiratory health through… Read more »

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14 Nov

Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women

By Mary P. Martinasek, Ph.D, RRT, and Allison Barthel, Student Researcher Mary P. Martinasek, Ph.D, RRT Allison Barthel, Student Researcher Smoking is one of the leading preventable causes of disease and disability in the U.S. One of every five deaths per year has been attributed to cigarette smoking.[1] Additionally, smoking is also one of the… Read more »

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14 Nov

3 Things RTs Can Do to Improve Quality of Life for COPD Patients

Often COPD can impair a patient’s quality of life. What can RTs do to help their patients improve their quality of life? Stephanie Williams, BS, RRT, director of community programs, with the COPD Foundation offers tips for working with your COPD patients and helping improve their quality of life. November is COPD Awareness Month Tip… Read more »

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09 Nov

FDA Announces New OTC Option, AARC Raises Concerns

On Thursday, Nov. 8, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced approval of Primatene Mist for over-the-counter (OTC) use to provide temporary relief for symptoms of mild, intermittent asthma for patients age 12 years and older who have been diagnosed with asthma by a health care provider. The American Association for Respiratory Care came out… Read more »

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