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29 Aug

Texas Hospital Uses RTs in the OR STAT Lab

A few years ago, the OR STAT lab at Covenant Health in Lubbock, TX dissolved and its services were incorporated into the main lab at the hospital. Physicians didn’t love the change, and when they issued a request for the OR STAT lab to be reinstated, it was time for respiratory therapists to take the… Read more »

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29 Aug

September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has designated September as Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. During this global month-long awareness campaign, the PFF has provided resources to help you educate your patients about this rare disease. According to PFF, “every mention of [pulmonary fibrosis] moves us one step closer to a patient receiving a timely and accurate… Read more »

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24 Aug

Patient Advocacy Summit Speakers Share Personal Experiences and Struggles

Helping to kick off our 2017 Congress, the AARC will host its third annual Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. The Summit will include special guest speakers Claire Wineland and Grace Anne Dorney Koppel. Wineland and Dorney-Koppel will each share their perspective and insight in living with respiratory illness, as well… Read more »

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21 Aug

This is How AARC Members are Implementing the COPD National Action Plan

The COPD National Action Plan released by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute last spring included five overarching goals aimed at: Promoting public awareness and understanding of COPD. Increasing the skills and education of health care providers. Encouraging increased data collection, analysis, and sharing. Increasing and sustaining COPD research. Fostering collaboration to translate the… Read more »

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16 Aug

How RTs Keep Up With New Medications

The pharmaceutical industry is constantly developing new medications for patients with respiratory conditions, and while that is certainly a good thing, it can leave respiratory therapists feeling as if they are always playing catch up. What do AARC members do to stay informed about the respiratory medications prescribed for their patients? We asked members of… Read more »

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16 Aug

AARC Executive Office Kicks Off “Go Visit” Challenge

AARC Executive Office members visit respiratory care team at Medical City Denton To meet with members and promote the association, the AARC Executive Office issued a challenge to all affiliates across the U.S. to visit local respiratory care teams. Members of the AARC Executive Office kicked off the challenge by visiting Medical City Denton in… Read more »

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