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17 Nov

Video Series — Members Share Stories

Everyone has a story to tell about how and why they decided to become a respiratory therapist, and now these stories are being shared through a new gallery in the AARC’s Virtual Museum. In this video series, AARC members share stories on why they became RTs. Click over to watch short video clips featuring everyone from… Read more »

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12 Nov

AARC Works With Family of Leonard Nimoy to Raise Awareness of COPD

When Leonard Nimoy passed away from COPD earlier this year, his daughter and son-in-law wanted to do something to raise awareness of the disease. For a couple of filmmakers, nothing seemed more appropriate than a documentary centered around the experiences the famous “Mr. Spock” from Star Trek had with the condition. They knew they would… Read more »

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10 Nov

Thank you for your service!

Friday Nov. 11, we observe Veterans Day here in the United States. This special holiday was originally authorized to commemorate the end of World War I hostilities, which took place on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. This day was designated as “Armistice Day” by then President, Woodrow Wilson…. Read more »

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09 Nov

AARC Members Celebrated Big During RC Week 2015

National Respiratory Care Week is a great time to recognize the accomplishments of RTs, and AARC members all across the nation did just that the last week in October — Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT Our respiratory students held a Lung Health Day and they also had a bake sale, raising $250 to donate to… Read more »

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01 Nov

Manage Your Emails From AARC

Email spam is a fact of life and most of us are bombarded with more than we even know. Steve Nelson, associate executive director and head of AARC’s IT operation, recently held a contest among AARC staff to illustrate the great amount of spam that flows through, not just AARC, but all businesses and organizations…. Read more »

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30 Oct

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Good Press spotlights AARC members mentioned in the news media at a local and national level. Here is the latest list of news makers. Ed Goodwin shares some great information on a new bachelor’s degree for respiratory care coming to his community in 2017 in this article in the Anniston, AL, Star. “The hope is, [the]… Read more »

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29 Oct

#COPDChat Brings Together Providers and Patients

AARC will be participating with several other organizations in a tweet chat aimed at raising awareness and education of COPD on Monday, Nov. 9 at noon Eastern time. To join in the tweet chat, participants can use the hashtag #COPDChat on Twitter. AARC (with Twitter handle @AARC_Tweets), the COPD Foundation (@COPDFoundation) and GlaxoSmithKline (@GSKUS) are… Read more »

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29 Oct

COPD Month Resources from AARC

COPD Takes Center Stage in November New treatments, greater advocacy on the part of medical professionals, and an extremely active patient community have helped to raise awareness of COPD. November is a great time to redouble those efforts as the nation marks National COPD Awareness Month. If you treat these patients in your practice –… Read more »

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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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