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17 Dec

Request for Abstracts at AARC Congress 2015

Abstracts Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015 AARC Congress is an international respiratory education meeting that attracts more than 6,000 attendees annually. Preparing for this annual event takes considerable effort with planning that begins more than 1 full year before the meeting. The AARC invites you to submit Abstracts from original studies for presentation at the Congress’ Open Forum…. Read more »

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04 Dec

AARC Attends National Coalition on Opioid Patient Monitoring

AARC Keynote Address Join the Patient Safety Roundtable AARC was among the organizations represented at a recent coalition meeting on monitoring of patients on opioids, where respiratory therapists and this year’s AARC Congress Keynote Speaker were also featured. Held Nov. 13-14, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Foundation Healthcare Technology Safety Institute… Read more »

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04 Dec

Nebulizer Cleaning—Final State Survey Worksheets Released

Download The Surveyor Worksheet After almost two years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the final version of State Surveyor Worksheets that were part of a Pilot Safety Initiative regarding Hospital Conditions of Participation related to infection control. Of interest to respiratory therapists was the guideline surveyors were using as part of the… Read more »

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04 Dec

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Jean Bellinghausen writes about her experiences caring for Ebola patients in the Nebraska Medical Center’s Biocontainment Unit in this article on the Live Well Nebraska website. “While wearing PPE, we always keep an eye out for each other,” she wrote. “If someone thinks you look tired, hot or need to sit down, they’ll make sure… Read more »

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20 Nov

Kate Makes the Case

Kate Makes the Case is a short video that explains some of the ways AARC can support you and help you be a better respiratory therapist. Join or Renew Still not convinced?

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20 Nov

New Co-sponsors Result from Lobby Day

New co-sponsors have signed on to HR 2619 since AARC PACT members made their visits early this month. Original bill sponsor, John Lewis (D-GA) has been joined by these fellow Democrats: Bruce Braley (IA), Gene Green (TX), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ) Ed Pastor (AZ),  Mark Pocan (WI), Nick Rahall (WV), and Bennie Thompson (MS). In addition,… Read more »

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20 Nov

Respiratory Therapist Human Resource Survey

Are you curious about how your salary compares with that earned by other therapists? Did you ever wonder how many therapists are involved in special procedures like conscious sedation and emergency intubation? The AARC’s 2014 Respiratory Therapist Human Resources Study will answer these questions and many others that relate to the respiratory therapist workforce. Respiratory… Read more »

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19 Nov

Raise Awareness of COPD in November

As respiratory therapists, we all know COPD patients who were diagnosed with their disease when it was too late to make a real difference in the course of their care. National COPD Awareness Month gives all of us the perfect opportunity to make sure more people learn they have COPD while there is still time… Read more »

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14 Aug

AARC Urges FDA on Final Rule for Tobacco

AARC Letter to FDA Group Comments to FDA AARC was among 24 leading public health and medical organizations, which have called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule to regulate all tobacco products by April 25, 2015. In addition, AARC submitted standalone comments to ask FDA to state that all tobacco products… Read more »

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11 Aug

Texas Sunset Commission Releases Report

The Texas Sunset Commission, which originally recommended the de-licensing of respiratory therapists in the state, is now recommending that the licensure of the profession come under the purview of the Texas State Medical Board. “This is exactly what we hoped for,” said TSRC president, Russell Graham. He and AARC/TSRC member Terry Gilmore were invited to… Read more »

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