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12 Apr

Neonatal Pediatric Respiratory Therapists Honored in Tennessee

From left to right, Christa Sala, MEd, RRT-NPS; TSRC Lobbyist John Williams; John Fischer, RRT, EMT-IV, C-NPT; Cheryl Burney-Jones, MHA, RRT; and TSRC President-elect Pam Ditto, MBA, RRT, CPFT April 2016 On March 15, neonatal pediatric respiratory therapists took center stage as the Tennessee General Assembly officially recognized the great job they do caring for some of the… Read more »

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12 Apr

Good Press AARC Members in the News

Good Press AARC Members in the News features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Lee Clinton Chanda Kolousek receives kudos from one of her pulmonary rehab patients in this article in the Huron, SD, Plainsman. “Chanda was fantastic, very motivating and really was the key to helping me change my attitude,” COPD patient… Read more »

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11 Apr

Thank you AARC Volunteers!

The nation is celebrating National Volunteer Week this week, which means it is a great time to says thanks to all of the AARC volunteers who go that extra mile and work for the Association in various capacities every year. What do our volunteers do? Well, the sky’s really the limit. Here are just a few examples:… Read more »

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11 Apr

Maryland RTs Train Military Reservists

Department staff recognized by the U.S. Air Force for its role in training military reservists.  Elite military medical teams caring for wounded soldiers in some of the most volatile places in the world may now include U.S. Air Force (USAF) reservists who have been trained in respiratory care by RTs from the University of Maryland Medical… Read more »

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07 Apr

Participate in Health Care Personnel Clinical Alarms Survey

About the Survey You are invited to participate in a research study developed and administered by the HealthCare Technology Foundation (HTF) to ascertain attitudes and practices of health care personnel related to clinical alarms. With clinical alarms still among the top health technology hazards, HTF is conducting this survey to determine the effect of recent… Read more »

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07 Apr

AARC Supports Increased Funding for Asthma Control

The CDC’s National Asthma Control Program has been helping the nation reduce the health care burden associated with asthma since 1999. As an active supporter of the program, the AARC joined 15 other organizations in writing to members of Congress on April 4 asking them to increase funding for the program to $30.596 million for… Read more »

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06 Apr

Write to Congress in Support of Medicare Telehealth Parity Act

Think your letters to Congress don’t work? They do! As Virtual Lobby Week continues as a prelude to Political Advocacy Contact Team (PACT) visits to Congress on April 12 in support of the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act, we know they are making a difference. Cheryl West, director of government affairs, explains that in today’s political environment, it… Read more »

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05 Apr

Ten Questions about the AARC Open Forum

For more than four decades now, respiratory therapists and their colleagues have been presenting original research in the AARC Open Forum. The studies presented during this annual event add to the scientific evidence supporting the profession, and RTs who submit abstracts to the Forum further their own careers by demonstrating their commitment to enhancing the… Read more »

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30 Mar

Good Press AARC Members in the News

Good Press AARC Members in the News features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Jenn Walton Brenda Ludens Bobbi Brown Gerald Zavorsky Lauren Perlman David Woldow, who recently served as a judge for the medical-related experiments at a local science fair, says he always asks kids how they picked their topic, reports this… Read more »

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30 Mar

RT Saves Life During Biking Race

Kelli Chronister was pedaling up a steep hill near the end a 25-mile race when her RT skills were called into action. Last July, Kelli Chronister, MS, RRT-NPS, CPFT, was on mile 22 of a 25-mile biking event called the Sweet Corn Challenge when one of the riders up ahead of her suddenly went down on… Read more »

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