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20 Jul

New AARC Virtual Museum Galleries Debut

Two new galleries have just been added to the AARC Virtual Museum — Head over Early ICU Ventilators to scroll through a pictorial timeline showing how these life-saving devices developed from the 1950s through the 1970s. Photos range from 1954 Mueller Morch Respirator, used with polio patients as an alternative to the iron lung and… Read more »

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16 Jul

AARC Virtual Lobby Week Supports H.R. 2948

Support H.R. 2948 with AARC Capitol Connection We’re rebooting AARC Virtual Lobby Week from July 17 to July 26 and we need your help to advocate for Congress to move forward on H.R. 2948, the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act. This past March AARC called on respiratory therapists and supporters of the respiratory care profession to… Read more »

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06 Jul

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Patricia Matye Brad Yazell Mark Goldstein Rick Kenney Kathee Ford Kristen McHenry Jonathan Riddle Joanne Scasserra Deryl Gulliford Good Press spotlights AARC members mentioned in the news media at a local and national level. Here is the latest list of news makers: Patricia Matye serves as a great example of what it takes to care for… Read more »

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06 Jul

Clinical Resources for RTs: A Repository for the Profession

#WhyImAnAARCMember When the nation’s first Ebola patient walked into a hospital in Dallas, TX, last fall, respiratory therapists wanted specific information on how to protect themselves from this deadly disease while still providing care to any patients who might come their way. The AARC got right on that, developing a compendium of just in time… Read more »

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01 Jul

AARC Supports Transparency on Out-of-Pocket Medication Costs

The AARC has joined 102 fellow organizations in urging CMS to include accurate drug-specific out-of-pocket medication costs in the proposed OOP cost estimator under development for the federally facilitated insurance marketplace for the 2016 enrollment period. AARC signs onto letter for transparency in out-of-pocket medication costs. An accurate estimate of OOP costs is essential to… Read more »

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30 Jun

California Students Represent AARC at HOSA

Students and faculty from the RT program at California College in San Diego, CA, converged on the Hilton Anaheim last week to share great information about the profession of respiratory care at the National Leadership Conference of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). Dr. Henry Oh (second from right) and his crew from California… Read more »

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29 Jun

New Aerosolized Medication CPG Questions Value for Airway Clearance

A new evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline on aerosolized medications used in airway clearance therapies has been published in the July issue of Respiratory Care, based on the work of an AARC task force and Vanderbilt University researchers. What the CPG found is that evidence is lacking that proves pharmacologic agents routinely administered for airway clearance… Read more »

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26 Jun

AARC Comments On Affordable Care Act Ruling

With the Supreme Court decision that upholds the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the AARC is looking toward the future of health care in this country, where there are protections for access to insurance for all. In announcing the majority opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts said, “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve… Read more »

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24 Jun

AARC Sleep Section Has A Place for Everyone

Whether you work in a sleep lab now, are thinking about making the transition, or just want to learn more about this exciting area of respiratory care, the AARC’s Sleep Specialty Section is a great place to network with like-minded peers. And now the section is getting even better. New Section Chair Peter Allen, BS,… Read more »

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23 Jun

AARC Supports Patients’ Rights

The AARC has joined more than 50 other organizations in signing on to a letter to the commissioners of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to support patients’ rights. The letter urges them to withdraw a proposed rule that would weaken the right of patients to keep their health information private. The rule would redefine the… Read more »

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