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05 Jul

Get Set for Virtual Lobby Week – Summer 2017

Following a successful Advocacy Hill Day in April, we’re excited there are now three telehealth bills in Congress that include respiratory care services and respiratory therapists among the professionals covered to provide telehealth. Two of the bills also include remote patient monitoring for individuals with chronic conditions such as COPD. The next step is to… Read more »

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27 Jun

Member Input Needed: Revised Position Statements Open for Review

Now through August 28, AARC members will have the opportunity to share their input regarding newly revised Position Statements. The AARC publishes position statements to promote patient safety, quality care, access to respiratory therapy, and cost control. The Position Statements and Issue Papers Committee recently reviewed and revised three AARC Position Statements. In accordance with… Read more »

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21 Jun

Home Oxygen Patients Need More from RTs

In 2016, the AARC circulated a survey aimed at looking at the role of the respiratory therapist in pre- and post-discharge practices specific to COPD. Now the results are in, and according to AARC Executive Director Thomas Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAARC, who co-authored an abstract on the study that was presented at the recent American… Read more »

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14 Jun

AARC Advocates for Its Patients

The AARC has sent comments to the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders with copies to all Senators advocating for affordable and effective health care for patients with chronic respiratory disease. By now you are aware the House of Representatives passed a bill known as the American Health Care Act.  According to the Congressional Budget Office, the… Read more »

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26 May

Memorial Day 2017

The AARC Flag Folding Ceremony held at AARC Congress 2016 in San Antonio, TX. “Who kept the faith and fought the fight; the glory theirs, the duty ours.” Wallace Bruce The AARC executive office, including the customer service desk, will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. We honor those who… Read more »

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24 May

Canadian Society Names New CEO

Andrew West, who will be taking over as CEO of the CSRT brings a wealth of experience from his leadership position at the University of Manitoba. Andrew West, MS, RRT, will take over as CEO of the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) on Aug. 14, with the retirement of current Executive Director Christiane Ménard…. Read more »

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