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01 Nov

Changes Set for National Sputum Bowl

2017 Sputum Bowl Student Winners (Texas Team) Since 1978, the Sputum Bowl has been a key component in our annual Congress meetings. Teams from across the U.S. compete for the coveted prize, and, best of all, bragging rights. It’s fun to play, as well as watch and cheer on the teams—a highlight event for many… Read more »

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31 Oct

Good Press: AARC Members in the News | November 2017

AARC President-Elect Karen Schell poses with AARC International Fellow Alfred Jacob Aidoo. Stephanie Williams Charlene Raley Ken Czechowicz Ann Meicher Steve Deatrick Darla Grese Stephanie Williams, BS, RRT and Charlene Raley, RRT shared their expertise on COPD with HomeCare magazine in a recent feature on remembering the life of Leonard Nimoy. They discuss early symptoms of… Read more »

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25 Oct

November is COPD Awareness Month

November is National COPD Awareness Month, and a great opportunity to help educate your patients about COPD. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), an estimated 15 million Americans suffer from COPD, and several additional millions likely have COPD and don’t even know it. Early diagnosis and treatment can help people with… Read more »

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25 Oct

SPOTY Spotlight: Mark W. Mangus, Sr.

For 2017, eight specialty sections in the AARC selected one member to be named Specialty Practitioner of the Year (SPOTY) for their section. Criteria for this award included the nominee’s professional service, leadership, as well as whether the individual has furthered the art of science of respiratory care through outstanding contribution to, or service in,… Read more »

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24 Oct

Save the Date: Support the ARCF on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28

Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. This is a chance to give your time, donations, or goods through a collaborative and social media-fueled effort. One way to take part in #GivingTuesday is by supporting the American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF), a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting respiratory health through… Read more »

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18 Oct

Leadership in Respiratory Care Recognized

Respiratory Therapists and Medical Facilities Earn National Awards and Achievements This year, the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) presented members and medical facilities from across the U.S. with prestigious awards and accolades. Among these achievements include the inaugural Apex Recognition Award, the annual Specialty Practitioner of the Year Awards, as well as the new… Read more »

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17 Oct

Celebrating Respiratory Care

AARC members worldwide will come together to celebrate their profession through events and activities for National Respiratory Care Week (RC Week), Oct. 22 – 28, 2017. These events help educate their community and colleagues about what they do and the vital value respiratory therapists deliver each day to patients. “Respiratory therapists are an asset to… Read more »

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