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23 May

The Master’s Pursuit

As you plan your career and education goals, you may be considering a master’s degree. If you’re pursuing management or the educator career path, the addition of a master’s degree may feel like a given. But what about other career paths? We asked a few AARC members to share their experience and insight on the… Read more »

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23 May

Utah Resolution Sheds Light on Opioid Use and RT Role

Joined by medical professionals, caregivers, and patients and their families, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signs the SCR004 resolution to increase awareness of postoperative opioid use by patients. Earlier this spring, Utah’s governor signed the SCR004 resolution, helping raise awareness of postoperative opioid use and encourage in-home monitoring for patients after surgery. “For the untold and… Read more »

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22 May

Memorial Day 2018

“Who kept the faith and fought the fight; the glory theirs, the duty ours.” Wallace Bruce The AARC executive office, including the customer service desk, will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. We honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country while serving as members of our… Read more »

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16 May

AARC Leaders Sharpen Skills at Boot Camp

AARC Leadership Boot Camp, Class of 2018 Being a state affiliate officer takes a lot of passion, dedication, and time. The AARC wants to make sure that state leaders are positioned for success. To help states reach their goals, the AARC hosts a Leadership Boot Camp each year. This year, 30 leaders representing 22 different… Read more »

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16 May

New Disease Webcast Series Kicks Off

Starting Tuesday, May 29, the AARC education team will kick off its new summer disease webcast series. “The purpose of the summer disease series is to highlight chronic pulmonary diseases and empower respiratory therapists to actively participate in the diagnosis, treatment, and education necessary for these patients to live the best quality of life,” said… Read more »

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15 May

SPOTY Spotlight – Curt Merriman

This month in our Specialty Practitioner of the Year (SPOTY) Spotlight series, we’re learning more about our Diagnostics SPOTY: Curt R. Merriman, BA, RRT, CPFT. Join the Diagnostics Specialty Section Meet Curt As an RT student, Merriman selected PFT as an elective clinical rotation, which is when he developed an interest in diagnostics. “I became… Read more »

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09 May

How to Be a Leader, No Matter Your Role

Each member of a team can exercise leadership, no matter their role in the team. We all bring expertise and talent in our job performance. We asked a few AARC members to share their insight into what it means to be a leader and how RTs can seek out opportunities. Here’s what they had to… Read more »

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