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14 Jun

Respiratory Therapist Saves Life at CPR Event

Cindy Keely, RRT Cindy Keely, RRT, was in her office at the American Heart Association (AHA) in Charleston, WV, on Monday of last week when suddenly the administrative assistant came in and told her she was needed in the conference room, stat. A woman who was there for the emergency cardiovascular care volunteer meeting had… Read more »

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09 Jun

AARC Member Raises $3232 for the ARCF

AARC Member Raises Money for ARCF. After 6 days and 583 miles of cycling through Canada and the United States to raise money for the ARCF, Craig Smallwood (right) and his father Dave finally make it to Boston, where Craig is greeted by his family, including daughter Sadie. An avid cyclist, Craig Smallwood, BS, RRT,… Read more »

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08 Jun

AARC Mourns the Loss of Bill Lamb

Bill Lamb, BS, RRT, FAARC The AARC lost a tireless volunteer earlier this week with the passing of Bill Lamb, BS, RRT, FAARC. “Bill’s dedication as a volunteer and advocate for our patients and profession has left an indelible mark on me,” says AARC President Frank Salvatore, MBA, RRT, FAARC. “I, as well as many… Read more »

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07 Jun

A Present for Dad Means a Present for ARCF Too

A Present for Dad Means a Present for the ARCF Too! Father’s Day is just around the corner — Sunday, June 19 — and now your gift to Dad can be a gift to your profession as well. Just do your shopping on Amazon Smile and make the American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF) your beneficiary…. Read more »

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27 May

Memorial Day 2016

The AARC Flag Folding Ceremony held at AARC Congress 2015. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Campbell The AARC executive office, including the customer service desk, will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. We honor those who have made… Read more »

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26 May

AARC Supports Legislation To Delay Medicare Competitive Bid Rollout

Respiratory therapists who provide home care services to Medicare beneficiaries have raised serious concerns about the impending rollout of the Medicare Competitive Bid Program in rural and other non-compete areas of the country. Under the current plan, RTs fear many patients would be left without access to the respiratory-related durable medical equipment (DME) they need… Read more »

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24 May

Lungride: AARC Member Hits The Road For The ARCF

Craig Smallwood is riding 583 miles through Eastern Canada and the U.S. in support of the American Respiratory Care Foundation. Many of us have plans for Memorial Day weekend, but it’s probably safe to say no one out there in the respiratory care community is doing what Craig Smallwood, BS, RRT, is planning to do… Read more »

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24 May

Utah RTs Share Successful Program With Colleagues in Idaho

Stuart Young, left, shows the kids normal lungs and those diseased from smoking. By Stuart Young, BSRT, RRT, and Kim Bennion, MHS, BSRT, RRT, CHC Respiratory therapists at Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley, ID, already recognized the value of teaching health promotion and disease prevention to students in their community. When the Utah Society… Read more »

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