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February 14, 2013

A Dance They Won't Forget
RT Stephanie Nelson never imagined she’d be holding her dad’s oxygen tank during the father-daughter dance at her wedding, but that’s how it played out last summer. AARC member Crystal Cayko snapped a shot of the poignant moment and husband Brian, also an AARC member, submitted it to the 2012 AARC Times Photo-of-the-Year Contest. See their winning photo on the cover of the March issue, and then flip to page 46 to read more about the road Stephanie’s father had to travel to get to that father-daughter dance.


Webcast Targets Pulmonary Function Testing
Our next webcast is scheduled for Feb. 28 and will cover highlights from the 2011 Respiratory Care Journal Conference on pulmonary function testing. Registration is open now, so sign up to hear Gregg Ruppel summarize conference findings on clinical indications for commonly performed tests, interpretation guidelines and reference values, and future considerations for lung function laboratories.


Our Research Protocol, Customized by You
Finding the time to perform high quality research is a challenge for most respiratory care departments. But performing research is the only way to develop best practices for the profession. One area in need of study is heated high flow nasal cannulas, and the AARC is making it easier for you to launch your own investigation into the topic with the release of an IRB-vetted research protocol that can be customized to meet the needs of your organization.


PPUSA: Ready Made Asthma Education
With World Asthma Day coming up in May, now is a great time to begin thinking about new ways to raise asthma awareness in your community. Peak Performance USA is a turnkey, online program from the AARC that’s designed to help you deliver asthma education in your local schools. Consider how you can put this program to work in your community in time for the national focus on asthma that will take place this May.


Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Check out our latest list of newsmakers for some stories involving your fellow members, including one about a member of the NH-1 DMAT who served in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.


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