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22 Jun

AARC Congress 2016 and Extra Attractions

  Respiratory care is a dynamic profession and that means we all have to be ready for the next big development, the next unavoidable change, and the next new opportunity to come our way. There is no better meeting all year to get up to speed on everything respiratory than the AARC International Respiratory Convention… Read more »

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20 Jun

Good Press: AARC Members in the News – June 2016

Good Press: AARC Members in the News features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Donna Hawk Danny Van Ranken Dr. Robert Joyner Donna Hawk explains how people with health conditions can avoid problems during air quality alerts in this article and video on the Western Mass News TV station website. “We want them… Read more »

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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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