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February 7, 2013

Put Your Organization in the Spotlight with QRCR
Patient satisfaction is the new watchword in health care, and that’s particularly in hospitals, where reimbursement is now tied in part to what patients think about the care they receive. Let folks in your community know they are getting top notch respiratory care services with our Quality Respiratory Care Recognition program. Open enrollment/recertification is going on now through Mar. 31.  

More Sections Publish Winter Bulletins
The Long-Term Care, Management, Neonatal-Pediatrics, Sleep, and Surface & Air Transport Sections have just published their Winter Bulletins. If you’re a member of one or more of these groups, head over now to read some great articles from your colleagues.

Tobacco Intervention Webcast Next Tuesday
Register now for our Feb. 12 webcast on tobacco cessation counseling. Jonathan Waugh will be sharing information on how you can make a brief tobacco intervention standard operating procedure in your facility.

Study Sheds New Light on Timing of Trach Changes
The February issue of RESPIRATORY CARE is online now, and it’s full of great information to guide your practice, including a study indicating that changing the tracheostomy tube before day seven can lead to an earlier ability to tolerate a speaking valve and oral intake without increasing the rate of complications. 

Justify Staffing Decisions with AARC White Paper
As respiratory therapists we all know how important it is to have adequate staff to safely care for our patients. But with all the cost cutting going on in hospitals, maintaining adequate staff can be an uphill battle. The AARC has the information you need to make the case for proper staffing, and it’s all outlined in our new “Best Practices in Respiratory Care Productivity and Staffing” white paper.


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