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February 18, 2011

VAP Workshops Held
VAP causes excess morbidity and mortality and adds thousands of dollars to the care of a patient. AARC's VAP workshops will teach you proven strategies to become a VAP management leader in your facility. This free course is coming to Michigan, Wisconsin, Colorado and Virginia.

2011 Congress Program Taking Shape
The Program Committee met in Dallas last week to go over 800+ proposals sent in by members for the 2011 AARC Congress. Click on the link to read more about it—and see Committee Chair Cheryl Hoerr talking about what you can expect in Tampa, FL, this Nov. 5–8.By the way, registration is already open for the 2011 Congress, so if you know you’re going, sign up now and save up to $30.

Support RT Medicare Legislation Today
Congress is back in session and the AARC PACT will be heading to Washington, DC, in March, so now is the time to write your members of Congress and ask them to support the Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative. We have everything you need right online.

Looking for Something?
Just been charged with developing a new protocol, pathway, checklist, career ladder, or any one of the other documents that typically fall into the RT manager’s lap? Not sure where to start? Then take advantage of the work already done by your fellow AARC members by searching for what you need in the Resource Libraries on our new social networking site, AARConnect

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
We have an extra long list of newsmakers to share in this edition–and we’ve gone MULTIMEDIA as well, with video panes right on the page so you can watch TV interviews and the like without having to click through to another site. (There are four in this issue you won’t want to miss.)

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