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24 May

Lungride: AARC Member Hits The Road For The ARCF

Craig Smallwood is riding 583 miles through Eastern Canada and the U.S. in support of the American Respiratory Care Foundation. Many of us have plans for Memorial Day weekend, but it’s probably safe to say no one out there in the respiratory care community is doing what Craig Smallwood, BS, RRT, is planning to do… Read more »

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24 May

Utah RTs Share Successful Program With Colleagues in Idaho

Stuart Young, left, shows the kids normal lungs and those diseased from smoking. By Stuart Young, BSRT, RRT, and Kim Bennion, MHS, BSRT, RRT, CHC Respiratory therapists at Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley, ID, already recognized the value of teaching health promotion and disease prevention to students in their community. When the Utah Society… Read more »

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18 May

Respiratory Therapists Living with Cystic Fibrosis

Thanks to new and better treatments, people with cystic fibrosis are living longer and longer lives, but respiratory therapists know that the race for a cure is still on. And since May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, we’re bringing back two archived stories from AARC Times, where AARC members share what it’s like to be an RT and living… Read more »

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11 May

AARC Partners with UHC on Mechanical Ventilation White Paper

Safe Initiation and Management of Mechanical Ventilation White Paper Now Available A new white paper published by the AARC and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) aims to improve the safe initiation and management of mechanical ventilation. “The UHC represents major academic medical centers across the country, and thus has a huge influence on policies,” says AARC… Read more »

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10 May

Illinois Respiratory Therapists Drive OSA Protocol

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is increasingly being recognized as a mortality risk in hospitals, but identifying patients who may have the condition and don’t know it — or have it and are not compliant with treatment — has been a challenge. At 395-bed Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield, IL, respiratory therapists are leading the charge… Read more »

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09 May

AARC Applauds FDA Move to Regulate All Tobacco Products

This long-awaited, landmark rule gives the FDA power over e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems, cigars, and more. The AARC has been working with its partners in the anti-tobacco arena for years to convince the FDA to regulate e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. Those efforts came to fruition on May 5, when the federal… Read more »

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03 May

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Good Press: AARC Members in the News features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Brett Vinson Laurie Giangola Christie Concepcion Robert Vega Ed Anderson touts a new articulation agreement between his community college and the University of Kansas (KU) in this article in the Leader & Times out of Kansas. The agreement will… Read more »

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