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07 Nov

Bettering Patient Lives Through the ARCF & #GivingTuesday

The American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, enhances and advances the respiratory care profession through the support of research, education, and patient-focused philanthropic activities. This #GivingTuesday (Nov. 28, 2017), the AARC invites you to support and further the efforts of the ARCF through your contributions. Make a Donation to the ARCF on… Read more »

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01 Nov

COPD Awareness Month: NHLBI Message for AARC Members

As part of National COPD Awareness Month, the AARC will be highlighting the critical role that respiratory therapists provide to patients with COPD. Together, we can empower people with COPD, their families, and caregivers to reduce the burden of the disease. Kicking off the month is a special video message from Dr. James P. Kiley,… Read more »

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01 Nov

AARC Disaster Fund Brings Relief

The photo above depicts the scene from the neighborhood of Sandra Winfrey, RRT in Baton Rouge, LA following the August 2016 flooding. The AARC Disaster Relief Fund directly helps members in times like the scene depicted above or in the stories shared in this article. Donating to the Disaster Relief Fund is a way for… Read more »

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01 Nov

Changes Set for National Sputum Bowl

2017 Sputum Bowl Student Winners (Texas Team) Since 1978, the Sputum Bowl has been a key component in our annual Congress meetings. Teams from across the U.S. compete for the coveted prize, and, best of all, bragging rights. It’s fun to play, as well as watch and cheer on the teams—a highlight event for many… Read more »

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31 Oct

Good Press: AARC Members in the News | November 2017

AARC President-Elect Karen Schell poses with AARC International Fellow Alfred Jacob Aidoo. Stephanie Williams Charlene Raley Ken Czechowicz Ann Meicher Steve Deatrick Darla Grese Stephanie Williams, BS, RRT and Charlene Raley, RRT shared their expertise on COPD with HomeCare magazine in a recent feature on remembering the life of Leonard Nimoy. They discuss early symptoms of… Read more »

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25 Oct

November is COPD Awareness Month

November is National COPD Awareness Month, and a great opportunity to help educate your patients about COPD. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), an estimated 15 million Americans suffer from COPD, and several additional millions likely have COPD and don’t even know it. Early diagnosis and treatment can help people with… Read more »

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25 Oct

SPOTY Spotlight: Mark W. Mangus, Sr.

For 2017, eight specialty sections in the AARC selected one member to be named Specialty Practitioner of the Year (SPOTY) for their section. Criteria for this award included the nominee’s professional service, leadership, as well as whether the individual has furthered the art of science of respiratory care through outstanding contribution to, or service in,… Read more »

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