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21 Mar

Catching Up with David Shelledy, AARC President 2003

This month in our Catching Up series, we’re learning more about David C. Shelledy, PhD, RRT, RPFT, FAARC, FASAHP, AARC president 2003. Shelledy shares details about his career path, road to presidency, as well as tips and advice for members interested in pursuing leadership roles in the AARC. Describe Your Career Path “Professional service provides… Read more »

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21 Mar

Wearable Respiratory Devices: RTs on the Cutting Edge

Research suggests wearable devices aimed at monitoring patient behaviors and physiological parameters can help health care providers keep tabs on patient conditions outside of the acute care hospital. One study out of The Netherlands, for example, found good results for two internet-based activity monitors in measuring physical activity among COPD patients. Another trial conducted by… Read more »

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14 Mar

ALA’s State of Lung Cancer Report: What RTs Need to Know

The American Lung Association has just released a first-of-its-kind report detailing the impact lung cancer is making on the lives of Americans throughout the U.S. The report offers state-by-state data showing the discrepancies that exist between the states in everything from lung cancer incidence to early screening and diagnosis. “Nationally, the five-year survival rate for… Read more »

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13 Mar

Want to Stand Out to Managers? Gain Knowledge and Stay Energized

Shellie R. Moore, M.Ed., RRT, RRT-NPS, is the program director and assistant Professor for the respiratory care program at Gannon University in Pennsylvania. She shares advice for students on how to stand out among their peers. Students: Build Your Skills The unique student opportunity Shellie R. Moore, M.Ed., RRT, RRT-NPS, shares tips for standing out… Read more »

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13 Mar

Changes coming for Oxygen Flow Rate on CMN

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has upcoming changes set for the oxygen Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN). This change revises and introduces new pricing modifiers for oxygen flow rate. The CMN is used by the CMS to determine coverage and payment for patients in need of oxygen and oxygen equipment. Effective April… Read more »

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13 Mar

SPOTY Spotlight: Dave Crotwell

This month in our Specialty Practitioner of the Year (SPOTY) Spotlight series, we’re learning more about our Respiratory Care Management SPOTY: Dave Crotwell, BA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC. Join the Management Section Meet Dave “I am proud to be a respiratory therapist because I get the opportunity to help people every day,” Crotwell said. “How can… Read more »

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08 Mar

Pertussis: What RTs Need to Know

Respiratory therapists who have encountered pertussis know it is characterized by the hallmark “whooping” sound that has given it the name most people associate with it: whooping cough. Effective vaccines have been around for decades, but effectiveness wears off over time and many people fail to be re-immunized. According to the CDC, infants are at… Read more »

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