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January 31, 2013

Research Made Easy
Heated high flow nasal cannulas are increasingly being used with patients, but the scientific evidence on their effectiveness is lacking. In order to spur respiratory therapists to research this topic, the AARC has created an IRB-vetted research protocol institutions can use in part or in whole to conduct clinical trials. This benefit was funded in part through an unrestricted grant from Tri-anim.

Respiratory Care Online Trial Period Ends this Monday, Feb. 4
All AARC members have free access to the online Journal, but you MUST activate your subscription before Monday. Click on the link for how to activate your subscription today!

The February online issue of your science journal is now available. Check out these great features–

  • Email Alerts is a free service providing new issues, weekly papers accepted for publication, table of contents, searching, article citation, and other email based alerts for Respiratory Care.
  • What are your colleagues reading these days? Check out the list of “Most Viewed” articles on the Journal home page (bottom right corner).

Feb. 12 Webcast Targets Tobacco Intervention
Our next webcast is coming up on Feb. 12 and will feature Jonathan B. Waugh in a presentation titled “The Sixth Vital Sign: Tobacco History—Assessment and Action.” Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn how and why your organization should introduce a brief tobacco intervention as a part of routine patient care. Attend the live session and earn one FREE CRCE.

Join. Renew. Win.
AARC members who renew their membership through today will qualify for the first iPad drawing in our new membership campaign, but if you miss this deadline, no worries–we’ll be drawing for three more iPads at the end of each subsequent quarter this year.

Superstorm Sandy from the RT’s Point of View
When Superstorm Sandy barreled on shore last fall, hospitals and other care providers along the East Coast had to scramble to make sure their patients still received the care they needed. Find out how your fellow RTs handled the situation in a feature article on page 36 in this month’s AARC Times.

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