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13 Oct

AARC Joins Coalition for Respiratory Compromise Institute

Respiratory compromise is increasingly being recognized as a preventable cause of death in the nation’s hospitals. A new coalition has just been formed to advance patient safety initiatives in the area, and the AARC is on board. Founded by the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care (NAMDRC), the Respiratory Compromise Institute will work… Read more »

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09 Oct

AARC Mourns Loss of Pamela Bird

Dr. Pamela Bird and Dr. Forrest Bird Dr. Pamela Riddle Bird, widow of the late Dr. Forrest Bird, died in a tragic plane crash Thursday morning a short distance from their home in Idaho. “We are saddened to learn of Dr. Pam Bird’s death,” said Frank Salvatore, AARC president. “Mrs. Bird had grown to be… Read more »

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09 Oct

Join the Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit at AARC Congress 2015

  Do you have a passion for improving the quality of care and life for your respiratory patients and plan on attending AARC Congress in Tampa? Then make sure you come to Congress one-day early to attend the 1st Annual AARC Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit meeting — on Friday, November 6. AARC is inviting all respiratory therapists as well as their patients and caregivers to join… Read more »

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08 Oct

AARC Disaster Relief Fund Activated for South Carolina

The AARC has activated its Disaster Relief Fund for AARC members in South Carolina who sustained property loss or damage as a result of the severe flooding events that has affected several areas. FEMA has declared 46 counties in the emergency declaration. Members can either apply online or by mail using our downloadable application form. Applications… Read more »

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08 Oct

New Virtual Museum Galleries Added to AARC Site

If it’s been a while since you’ve been to the AARC’s Virtual Museum, you’ll want to head back over for another visit. We’ve just added three new virtual museum galleries to the mix — Aerosol Delivery Devices walks you through the development of these devices, from the earliest portable nebulizer invented in 1858 to today’s… Read more »

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07 Oct

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Kiera Barker Tammy Moser Good Press spotlights AARC members mentioned in the news media at a local and national level. Here is the latest list of news makers: Nadya Khoja’s RT program receives kudos for receiving CoARC’s Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success award in this article in the Atlanta, GA, Journal Constitution. One hundred percent of her… Read more »

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06 Oct

AARC Election 2016 Results Announced

Brian K. Walsh Voting in AARC Election 2016 ended on Oct. 1, and President Frank Salvatore has announced the results. The results of this year’s officers and directors election are: President-Elect Brian Walsh, MBA, RRT-NPS, FAARC Directors at large John Lindsey, MEd, RRT-NPS, FAARC Doug McIntyre, MS, RRT, FAARC Deb Skees, MBA, RRT, CPFT Pattie… Read more »

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28 Sep

Reducing Readmissions is Goal of COPD PRAXIS

The COPD Foundation has just launched a new initiative aimed at helping health care providers, health systems administrators, and policymakers share information and ideas on reducing readmissions among COPD patients. Billed as an “online collaborative,” The COPD PRAXIS features — Member discussion boards. A searchable resource repository of impactful research, toolkits, and promising readmissions reduction… Read more »

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24 Sep

AARC Times Wants to Hear from You

AARC Times is starting two new columns next year, and we need your stories to fill them up! The first is called “Storytellers” and is a place where AARC members can share stories about their favorite or most memorable patient. Maybe it was an “aha moment” when you knew you had made the right professional… Read more »

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17 Sep

Request for Proposals at AARC Congress 2016

The submission deadline is Jan. 8, 2016. This deadline will not be extended. AARC invites you to submit proposals for individual lectures or symposia at AARC Congress 2016. Individuals may submit proposals with interest in the practice of cardiorespiratory care. This is your opportunity to present educational content to your peers. If you believe you’re… Read more »

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