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February 12, 2009

AARC Seeks City Hosts for 2009 International Fellows
The AARC’s International Fellowship program has been fostering an exchange of knowledge between RTs in the U.S. and their colleagues from abroad since 1990, but it can’t happen every year without city hosts who volunteer to arrange for the visits. Applications for the 2009 hosts are being accepted now. Learn more about it and consider how you can get involved.

Upcoming Webcasts Offer Free CRCEs
Two new webcasts will deliver cutting edge information, and AARC members can earn one FREE CRCE for attending the live events. “Infants and Children with Bronchiolitis: Effective and Efficient Care” takes place on Feb. 25, and “New Modes of Mechanical Ventilation Part I: Patient-Ventilator Synchrony During Volume and Pressure Ventilation” is scheduled for Mar. 3. Register now for these great continuing education programs.

Note: The AARC has recently changed webcasting partners, so go here to ensure your computer is ready for the switch.

Your Department Needs Assessment Too
Your respiratory patients need assessment to ensure their lungs are healthy. Periodic assessment of your department is a good idea too, because it helps to identify the silent problems that can only be addressed if you know they exist. Find those problems with the AARC Benchmarking System.

Five Winter Section Bulletins Online Now
The Long Term Care, Management, Neonatal-Pediatrics, Sleep, and Surface & Air Transport Sections have just published the winter editions of their Section Bulletins. See what these publications have to offer, and if you’re not currently a section member, add section membership to your AARC membership package today.

Include Professor’s Rounds in Your Continuing Education Plans for 2009
AARC Professor's Rounds offers eight new lectures in 2009, presented by some of the biggest names in respiratory care. Incorporate Professor's Rounds into your continuing education programs with a new topic every month from April through November, each offering 1 CRCE. Lectures are provided on DVD for your convenience—and complete course materials, proctor guides, logs, and certificates are provided with each release. Order the full 2009 series of 8 topics at the member price of $1,289 and save—it’s like getting two FREE programs.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Members have been busy making headlines over the past couple of weeks—and hospitals are continuing to receive news coverage for earning the AARC’s Quality Respiratory Care Recognition.

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