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08 Dec

6 Reasons Why Indianapolis is the No. 1 Convention City

AARC Congress 2016 just wrapped up in October, but the Program Committee is already hard at work on next year’s meeting in Indianapolis. Here are six facts about this Midwestern metropolis that led USA Today to name it the No. 1 convention destination in the country– It’s convenient: With more hotel rooms connected to the… Read more »

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30 Nov

RT Role in COPD Care Outlined in New Report

The role of the respiratory therapist figures heavily in a new report published in the October 2016 issue (Volume 3, Issue 4) of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation. The report outlines the results from the second annual National COPD Readmissions Summit, which was convened by the COPD Foundation in March of… Read more »

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17 Nov

Good Press: AARC Members in the News December

Good Press features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed Lynda Ferris This article on the Sierra Wave Media website out of California highlights Kevin Christensen’s RT department in honor of RC Week, citing the many services they offer, including pulmonary function testing, EKGs, and smoking cessation counseling. Tracy Simpson receives great RC Week… Read more »

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17 Nov

Big Ideas Theater: Dr. Neil MacIntyre Explains the ABCDEF Bundle

If you work in an ICU, you’ve probably at least heard of the ABCDEF Bundle. Developed by critical care experts who reviewed randomized controlled trials on the ventilator liberation process, the bundle is aimed at getting more patients off mechanical ventilation as quickly as possible through the use of evidence-based strategies. Attendees at AARC Congress… Read more »

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10 Nov

ATS, ACCP, Publish New Ventilator Discontinuation Guidelines

New guidelines from the American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians may provide additional guidance for clinicians like respiratory therapists who manage patients on mechanical ventilation. Developed by a committee of experts, the guidelines are an update to the 2001 CHEST guideline on ventilator liberation and are based on the most recent evidence… Read more »

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08 Nov

RTs Celebrate Real Life Heroes

National Respiratory Care Week took place the last week in October, and therapists from Maine to California used the occasion to raise awareness of the profession and the clinicians who play such an integral role in the health and wellbeing of people with respiratory conditions. Here’s a brief look at some of their celebrations —… Read more »

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