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05 Mar

PR Programs Shine March 8-14

With hospitals now facing stiff penalties for excessive readmissions for COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation has been given a new lease on life, and next week is the perfect time to show off your program. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week kicks off on Sunday and runs through the 14th, so contact your local media and invite them to come… Read more »

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03 Mar

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Jonathan Brady Scott Anne Geistkemper Dawn Lesley Fielding Shanen Lazenby Emily Nottingham Deryl Gulliford JoJo Miller and Josh Harasty share some great information about the profession in this video on the New York Times website. “We are the Batman of their health care system,” Josh was quoted as saying. Duane Quinion is congratulated on receiving… Read more »

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03 Mar

COPD9USA Conference Set for June

Next June experts in COPD from across the nation will gather outside of Chicago, IL, for the COPD9USA Conference sponsored by the COPD Foundation and The University of Nebraska Medical Center. The two day event – June 5-6 – will feature clinical tracks, care delivery tracks, research tracks, patient tracks, and plenary sessions aimed at… Read more »

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02 Mar

PACT Day Efforts Promote Telehealth Bill

Respiratory therapists will be going to Washington DC on March 18 to lobby for the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act. All AARC members will be playing a role in their success, as we launch Virtual Lobby Week on March 9, where your letters and contacts with your members of Congress will help pave the way. Members… Read more »

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25 Feb

25 Years of Smoke-Free Flying

Airline Smoking Ban has Roots in the AARC Twenty-five years ago this month, airline passengers boarding domestic flights of six hours or less were finally assured of a smoke-free environment, as the initial ban on smoking on flights of two hours or less passed by Congress in 1988 was extended to cover longer flights. What… Read more »

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25 Feb

Keeping Respiratory Therapy Patients Safe

On March 8, hospitals all across the country will mark National Patient Safety Awareness Week with educational events and other efforts aimed at ensuring their staffs know how to protect their patients from harm. Here at the AARC we work to help respiratory therapists ensure safe care for their patients through several projects and programs… Read more »

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19 Feb

Share Your Creative Side – Participate in the RC Week 2015 Theme Contest

It’s time for the AARC to create a theme for RC Week in 2015, and there’s no better way to get ideas than from inspired respiratory therapists! Share your creative side by submitting theme ‘phrase’ ideas to help generate excitement about the future of the respiratory profession, as well as generate more awareness of lung health issues and practices. Submit… Read more »

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17 Feb

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Rita Edwards Charlie Friderici Sharon Tucker Heather Esparza Frank Salvatore Kathleen Smith-Wenning Lera Foster Amber Dixon Jayne Matoian Rita Edwards talks about her hospital’s new lung cancer screening program in this article on mainlinehealth.org. Rita serves as a lung health navigator at the facility. Vicki Walters’ recent election to president of the Kentucky Society for… Read more »

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05 Feb

First Editor of RESPIRATORY CARE Passes Away

James Whitacre, MA, RRT and Jeff Ward, MEd, RRT, FAARC. The respiratory care community lost a pioneering member late last month with the passing of James Whitacre, MA, RRT, at the age of 93. One of the earliest members of the AARC, Whitacre served the Association on its Board of Directors in the late 1950s… Read more »

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29 Jan

Putting Patients First

Tom Kallstrom honored at third annual Patient Safety Summit More than 200,000 people in the U.S. die in hospitals every year due to patient safety errors that could easily be fixed by implementing simple practices available to every hospital out there today. Last weekend, leaders in the industry gathered for the third annual Patient Safety,… Read more »

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