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11 Sep

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 19: Ventilation Strategies to Reduce Incidence of ARDS

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Gary Nieman, PHD, BS, a pulmonary physiologist, discusses ventilation strategies related to patients with ARDS. Watch More Big Ideas Theater Dr. Nieman’s interview focuses on three discussion points: How ARDS make the lung vulnerable to a secondary ventilator-induced lung injury Protective ventilation… Read more »

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11 Sep

Commit to Improving Patient Safety

Safety is the fundamental foundation to delivering quality patient care. No matter your role, you play a vital part in ensuring patients receive this standard of care. In partnership with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, the AARC encourages all members to commit to improving patient safety. Commit to Safety AARC Members Kevin McQueen, MHA, RRT,… Read more »

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11 Sep

AARC Redesigns Corporate Partner Program

The American Association for Respiratory Care has made its first substantial change to its Corporate Partner program since its inception in 2003. As we move through 2018, AARC’s Corporate Partnerships will no longer be established after a minimum annual spend. We will move to a three-tiered (Platinum, Gold and Silver) Corporate Partner program for 2019… Read more »

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10 Sep

20 Patient and Physician Groups Urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Protect Patients Who Use Supplemental Oxygen

Leading organizations urge CMS to use its statutory authority to improve the lives and treatment for Americans who require supplemental oxygen WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 6, 2018) — A group of 20 patient and physician groups submitted comments today regarding the proposed rule on Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and its application to supplemental oxygen. Below is… Read more »

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10 Sep

New Digital Experience for AARC Times

We’ve updated our digital platform for AARC Times to give users an improved digital experience. This includes a graphical table of contents, added menu and sharing options, and new audio options for each story. Check Out the Latest Issue

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05 Sep

Current Topics Episode 7 Now Available: Patient-Centered Care

Caring for the Mechanically Ventilated Patient This episode of the Current Topics in Respiratory Care video series features Sangeeta Mehta MD, FRCPC, discussing the importance of taking a patient-centered approach to mechanical ventilation treatment in this episode of Current Topics 2018: “Caring for the Mechanically Ventilated Patient – a Patient-Centered Approach.” Dr. Mehta also highlights… Read more »

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31 Aug

AARC Sends Condolences to Claire Wineland Family

Claire Wineland Presenting at AARC Congress 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. At the AARC Congress 2017 meeting, Claire Wineland delivered a heartfelt keynote message on her experiences living with cystic fibrosis. Last week she underwent a lung transplant surgery and endured complications. On Sunday, Sept. 2, Claire’s struggle ended when she passed away. The AARC family… Read more »

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29 Aug

Members Share Input: New Issue Paper Open for Review

Now through Feb. 22, 2019, AARC members will have the opportunity to share their input regarding a new Issue Paper. The AARC publishes position statements and issue papers to promote patient safety, quality care, access to respiratory therapy, and cost control. The Position Statements and Issue Papers Committee recently drafted the following new Issue Paper:… Read more »

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