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02 Jul

When Less is More?

This episode of the Current Topics in Respiratory Care video series features Dean R Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC, presenting “When Less is More.” Purchase Your DVD Today In recent years, it has become increasingly appreciated that less aggressive therapy might lead to better outcomes. Noninvasive respiratory support has been shown to improve outcomes in appropriately… Read more »

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01 Jul

Accepting Nominations: Preceptor Recognition Program

Now in its third year, the Preceptor Recognition Program recognizes clinical preceptors whose leadership and mentoring skills stand out. In 2018, the AARC presented 36 members with this distinction. Nominations for the 2019 program must be completed by a director of clinical education or a program director. DIRECTORS: Nominate a Preceptor Today AARC Members Shellie… Read more »

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26 Jun

AARC Supports Drew’s Movement

Drew Hughes was only 13 years old when he died after his endotracheal tube was accidentally dislodged during transport to a level I trauma center following a skateboarding accident. The transport team (which included a respiratory therapist) accidentally reintubated Drew in his esophagus and did not recognize the malposition as they did not carry an… Read more »

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26 Jun

AARC Member Co-authors Inhaler Study

A new study published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare takes a closer look at electronic inhaler monitoring for patients with COPD, and AARC member Richard Rice, MEd, RRT, research coordinator in the Respiratory Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, is one of the co-authors. The study was conducted among 39 patients… Read more »

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26 Jun

Adult Nasal High Flow Therapy: Informed and Educated

by Madison Fratzke, BSRT, RRT, RRT-ACCS, Jason Kirkness, PhD, and Keith Lamb, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC Nasal High Flow Therapy (NHF) has become a first line mode for respiratory support in patients with hypoxemic respiratory failure. 1 – 4 Published nomenclature for NHF therapy often utilize or include one of a dozen permutations of discretionary… Read more »

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13 Jun

AARC Zenith Award Voting

Every year for the Zenith Award program, AARC members vote for the companies they believe stand out from the crowd. Considerations for the award include the quality of their equipment, supplies, or services; accessibility and helpfulness of their sales personnel; responsiveness; service record; truth in advertising; and support of the respiratory care profession. Vote June… Read more »

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12 Jun

Beyond Borders: RTs Work to Expand the Profession in Ethiopia

L to R: Becky Byrd, RRT, RRT-NPS, Karen Sawyer, RRT, RRT-NPS, Gashaw Tekele, RRT, and Phillip Platt, NNP-BC at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC). To continue support of the NICU education and assist with the St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC) Respiratory Care Program, Becky Byrd, MSHP, RRT, RRT-NPS, RCP, traveled to… Read more »

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