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10 Sep

20 Patient and Physician Groups Urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Protect Patients Who Use Supplemental Oxygen

Leading organizations urge CMS to use its statutory authority to improve the lives and treatment for Americans who require supplemental oxygen WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 6, 2018) — A group of 20 patient and physician groups submitted comments today regarding the proposed rule on Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and its application to supplemental oxygen. Below is… Read more »

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10 Sep

New Digital Experience for AARC Times

We’ve updated our digital platform for AARC Times to give users an improved digital experience. This includes a graphical table of contents, added menu and sharing options, and new audio options for each story. Check Out the Latest Issue

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05 Sep

Current Topics Episode 7 Now Available: Patient-Centered Care

Caring for the Mechanically Ventilated Patient This episode of the Current Topics in Respiratory Care video series features Sangeeta Mehta MD, FRCPC, discussing the importance of taking a patient-centered approach to mechanical ventilation treatment in this episode of Current Topics 2018: “Caring for the Mechanically Ventilated Patient – a Patient-Centered Approach.” Dr. Mehta also highlights… Read more »

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31 Aug

AARC Sends Condolences to Claire Wineland Family

Claire Wineland Presenting at AARC Congress 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. At the AARC Congress 2017 meeting, Claire Wineland delivered a heartfelt keynote message on her experiences living with cystic fibrosis. Last week she underwent a lung transplant surgery and endured complications. On Sunday, Sept. 2, Claire’s struggle ended when she passed away. The AARC family… Read more »

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29 Aug

Fueling the Passion for Research

Helping students find research opportunities fuels their passion for respiratory care and builds the profession overall. Aaron Light, DHSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, respiratory care program director at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO, shares tips on helping students get involved in research projects. Have a Plan In Light’s program, students perform research projects in their… Read more »

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29 Aug

Educating Youth about the Dangers of Smoking

Smoking cigarettes has always had a certain appeal to children anxious to try out perceived adult behaviors. But picking up the habit in childhood can have lasting – and devastating – effects. Respiratory therapists can play a big role in making sure fewer children take up the habit and end up with a smoking-related disease…. Read more »

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28 Aug

Survey for Patients Using Supplemental Oxygen

For years, the American Association for Respiratory Care has been hearing from patients who use supplemental (home) oxygen, about the problems they face – from delivery, to insufficient amounts for day to day living, to a complete lack of access for liquid oxygen. Now, for the first time in years, the Centers for Medicare and… Read more »

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