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14 Apr

Thank-You, AARC Volunteers!

The nation is celebrating National Volunteer Week this week, and we thought it would be a great time to says thanks to all of the AARC members who volunteer to work for the Association in various capacities every year. What do our volunteers do? Well, the sky’s really the limit. Here are just a few… Read more »

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10 Apr

Patient Experience Report Issued

AARC has been presented with a report from the National Health Council, evaluating the patient experience with health insurance exchanges. AARC is a member of the National Health Council. AARC and the other members of the Council established five principles for a better health marketplace for patients: Ensure cost-sharing structures and other plan design elements… Read more »

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01 Apr

Join the Club!

One of the best things about the AARC’s professional networking site, AARConnect, is the ability it gives members to get together and discuss topics relevant to their professional practice. Three of the AARC Specialty Sections are behind three especially popular groups— The Leadership Book Club originated in the Management Section and has been going on… Read more »

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30 Mar

Utah Society Receives Grant for Community Service Project

The Utah Society for Respiratory Care (USRC) has been going out into the community to educate school children about lung health and the respiratory care profession for many years now. Now those efforts have been rewarded with a $5,000 grant from Select Health. “The USRC will be honored at a large company banquet in May,”… Read more »

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25 Mar

Student Teams Get Free AARC Congress Registration

The AARC hosts a student Sputum Bowl competition at the AARC Congress every year, and this year student teams are eligible for free Congress registration. All you have to do is sign up to compete on a team and pay the $50 Sputum Bowl registration fee. Since Renegade Teams are now welcome in the competition too, you… Read more »

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24 Mar

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Mike Shoemaker John Herbert Veena Erinjeri Joe Buhain Tony Garberg Karen Schell’s aid mission to Ghana is covered in this article on the KU Medical Center website. Karen got involved in the country after networking with Lisa Trujillo, who has been leading trips into Ghana for the past ten years. Along the way, these RTs… Read more »

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23 Mar

Participate in COPD Readmissions Live Video Stream

AARC Executive Director and CEO Tom Kallstrom will be among the presenters on March 26 and 27, when the COPD Foundation is gathering a multidisciplinary group of experts in Washington, DC and across the country via live video stream to discuss challenges, share best practices, and create solutions to alleviate the burden of COPD hospital… Read more »

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19 Mar

Texas Legislature to Consider Licensure Issues

Bills have been introduced in the Texas House (HB 2510) and Senate (SB 202) to move Texas RCPs under the Texas Medical Board. The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a hearing on Monday, March 23 to consider SB 202. The Texas Society for Respiratory Care is asking all Texas RCPs to… Read more »

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18 Mar

AARC Congress 2015 Registration Is Now Open!

Save the date for November 7–10, 2015 and register for AARC Congress 2015, the 61st International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition in Tampa, Florida. Join the largest respiratory convention in the world, where leading respiratory therapists, physicians, managers, educators, and students meet to stay on top of the latest developments in the respiratory field. If you have never attended the AARC… Read more »

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16 Mar

Senior Members Make Our Day!

We recently received the following letter from a long-time member of the AARC. I had not worked since 2010 and suddenly this year, I will turn 80 in April. It’s time to really retire this time. A thank you letter for all you have done seems to be in order … Thank you for all… Read more »

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