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07 Aug

RT Autonomy Cited as Factor in Timely Use of NIV

Studies have shown noninvasive ventilation (NIV) reduces the need for intubation in patients hospitalized with a severe exacerbation of COPD, and it also decreases hospital length of stay and mortality. So why aren’t more hospitals using it? To answer that question, U.S. researchers decided to conduct in-depth interviews with 32 clinicians at seven hospitals considered… Read more »

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01 Aug

Good Press: AARC Members in the News | August 2017

Joshua O’Sullivan Eileen Luley Morgan Arritola Christi Ann Guthrie Joseph Nicoletti Senior Airman Joshua O’Sullivan is a respiratory therapist from the 88th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson Air Force, and has been named to the 10th volume of the Air Force’s Portraits of Courage for his actions as part of a Critical Care Air Transportation Team at… Read more »

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31 Jul

Great Experiences Made at Summer Forum

The AARC hosted its annual Summer Forum in June, bringing together 430 attendees from across 46 states. From networking to learning, Summer Forum delivered great experiences for our members. “What I really liked about the Summer Forum was the opportunity to meet other therapists and learn their perspective on some of the issues and problems… Read more »

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31 Jul

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, making this a great opportunity to remind your patients to get their appropriate vaccines. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), thousands of American adults get sick each year from diseases that vaccines can prevent. For patients with asthma or COPD, vaccines are an important step… Read more »

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25 Jul

Marathon Runner to share her story of the 2013 Boston attacks at 2017 AARC Congress Closing Ceremony

A physician and experienced marathon runner, Dr. Natalie Stavas found the need for both of these roles during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The AARC Congress 2017 planning team announced that Dr. Natalie Stavas will wrap-up AARC Congress 2017 (Oct. 4–7) as the closing ceremony speaker. Dr. Stavas will recount her experience in the fateful… Read more »

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25 Jul

AARC Member Brings RT to Liberia

Liberians learn life-saving skills at country’s first respiratory therapy school. Since 2011, AARC member Dr. Michael Davis, PhD, RRT, has worked with the medical system in Liberia to educate a small group of respiratory therapists who could form the core of the profession in that country. It’s been tough going. In 2014 the nation was… Read more »

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25 Jul

RC Week: Let the Planning Begin

The Metroplex Respiratory Team celebrates RC Week while showing off their ‘Super RT’ shirts. National Respiratory Care Week is October 22 – 28, and it’s our time to shine. Every year, hospitals and other health care facilities across the country and around the world use the occasion to draw attention to the wonderful work RTs… Read more »

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20 Jul

AARC Congress Announces Claire Wineland as Keynote Speaker

Claire Wineland is an activist, inspirational YouTube personality and speaker, and founder of Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. (Photo by Todd Westphal) The AARC announced that Claire Wineland, activist, inspirational YouTube personality, speaker and founder of Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at AARC Congress, the 63rd International Respiratory Convention and Exhibition, to… Read more »

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