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February 5, 2009

AARC's Medicare Bill Reintroduced into Senate
The new Congress has only recently convened, but the AARC is already making great headway with its Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative. The bill was reintroduced into the U.S. Senate as S. 343 on Jan. 30. If enacted, the legislation will significantly improve the ability of qualified respiratory therapists to provide smoking cessation, asthma management, medication education, inhaler training, and other important services. Click on the link to read more about it and see how you can write your Senators to move the legislation forward.

PPUSA Helps You Help Schoolchildren with Asthma
Now that the kids are back in school after the holidays, it’s a great time for RTs to partner with their local school districts to offer education on asthma. The AARC’s Peak Performance USA program provides everything you need to get involved, and it’s all right online.

Put EPR3 Guidelines Into Action
A new report helps you take the NHLBI's asthma guidelines and implement them in your facility. Read Partners Putting Guidelines Into Action and learn about AARC's involvement in the document.

February Podcast Available Now
Want to keep up with the latest scientific information on respiratory care? Our profession’s science journal, Respiratory Care, has a great way for you to do just that: listen to the journal’s monthly podcast recapping the current issue.

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