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10 Oct

North Dakota Sets Focus on Educating Youth on E-Cigarettes

The North Dakota Department of Health developed a new position statement to include e-cigarettes in its tobacco prevention efforts, helping to educate parents and youth on the dangers of using electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Expanding tobacco prevention In keeping pace with the rise of e-cigarette products, the North Dakota Department of Health expanded its… Read more »

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10 Oct

Dealing with Patient Death and Dying: Advice for RTs

Respiratory therapists go to work every day thinking about how they can save the lives of their patients. But some of those patients will inevitably die, and coping with those situations can be a challenge for clinicians who are educated and trained to keep people breathing. Stephanie Williams, BS, RRT, is director of community programs… Read more »

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10 Oct

Elevator Speeches for RC Week and Beyond

No one knows for sure who invented the “elevator speech” — it’s been attributed to everyone from journalists to a quality test technician to Elisha Graves Otis, who invented a device that significantly improved the safety of actual elevators back in the 1850s. But the intent is the same: in a few short sentences (about… Read more »

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03 Oct

Mentorship Sets Career Foundation

A strong mentorship program nurtures and cultivates careers, proving beneficial for both the mentee and mentor. Three AARC members—Ellen Becker, PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C, RPFT, FAARC, Lynda Goodfellow, EdD, RRT, AE-C, FAARC, and Georgianna Sergakis, PhD, RRT, FAARC—share their tips for developing a successful mentor-mentee program. Tips for developing your program The mentee needs to… Read more »

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02 Oct

COPD Foundation Recruiting Patients for New Overlap Study

Many people with COPD also live with obstructive sleep apnea, or (OSA). Separately, COPD and OSA contribute to the mortality of hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. However, when OSA coexists with COPD it is referred to as “Overlap Syndrome.” Proper use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, or sleep mask, is crucial… Read more »

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