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14 Mar

Patient Safety Awareness Week Offers Opportunities for RTs

By Kevin McQueen, MHA, HCM, RRT, CM As respiratory therapists, patient safety must always be top of mind as we care for our patients at the bedside, but there is a lot RTs can do to promote patient safety within their institutions as well. With Patient Safety Awareness Week going on this week, now is… Read more »

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09 Mar

Good Press AARC Members in the News | March 2016

Good Press AARC Members in the News features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Lauren Geary Robert Joyner Deana Rogers Mike Crabb and Jessica Gardner Mary Martinasek A carbon monoxide detector in Lauren Geary’s home was the only thing standing between her family and a potentially deadly situation on Super Bowl Sunday, and… Read more »

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08 Mar

For the Sleep RT, Every Week is Sleep Awareness Week

AARC Sleep Section chair Marilyn Barclay shares how RTs can benefit from joining the Sleep Section. By Marilyn Barclay, BSRT, RRT, CPFT March 8, 2016 Daylight savings time starts on Sunday, and that means RTs and everyone else will be losing a precious hour of sleep this weekend. The National Sleep Foundation uses this annual… Read more »

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02 Mar

One RT Student’s Experience with an Exploding E-Cigarette

AARC member Melanie Ferguson was a student on a critical care air transport clinical rotation when her team received the call that they were going to get a patient who had been severely injured due to an e-cigarette explosion. Although many on the team were bewildered, Melanie had heard of similar cases like this during… Read more »

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25 Feb

AARC Activates Disaster Fund for Victims of Severe Weather

The AARC has activated its Disaster Relief Fund for AARC members who sustained property loss or damage as a result of the tornados and severe weather that hit several states along the Gulf Coast over the past week. Members living in state- and federally-declared disaster areas in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida may apply for… Read more »

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24 Feb

RT Driven Monitoring Cuts Rapid Response Team Calls by Half

Thanks to state-of-the-art ETCO2 monitoring technology, rapid response team calls have been cut in half at one California hospital, and respiratory therapists are driving the process. The monitoring went into operation at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles after concerns began to be raised at Adventist Health, parent company of the hospital, about the… Read more »

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16 Feb

Good Press AARC Members in the News | February 2016

Good Press AARC Members in the News features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Garry Kauffman Lauren Rosch Dallas Aune Garry Kauffman receives kudos for being named the AARC’s 2015 Management Specialty Practitioner of the Year in this article in the Winston-Salem, NC, Journal. Garry received the honor at AARC Congress 2015 in… Read more »

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09 Feb

Missouri Members Lobby for Telehealth

The Missouri delegation gathered for a photo op on the steps inside the Capitol Rotunda. Telehealth services are being touted as a way to provide quality health care services to more people at lower costs, and the AARC Political Advocacy Contact Team will be heading up Capitol Hill to lobby Congress on the Medicare Telehealth… Read more »

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05 Feb

AARC Student Members from New Mexico Go Above and Beyond

Doña Ana Community College 2016 graduates — all AARC members — go above and beyond the community service call-of-duty. Community service is a part of most RT educational programs, but these AARC student members from New Mexico have really gone above and beyond. In addition to hosting four car washes and a golf tournament to raise… Read more »

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03 Feb

Share to Win and Help Raise Awareness of COPD

Photo courtesy of COPD: Highly Illogical – A Special Tribute to Leonard Nimoy. Leonard Nimoy did a lot to educate the public about COPD before he passed away from the disease last year. His daughter Julie and her husband David Knight are carrying on that mission through their film, COPD: Highly Illogical, and their “crowdsourcing”… Read more »

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