News Now @ AARC


March 18, 2011

Drive4COPD Wins PR Award
The Drive4COPD campaign, of which AARC is a part, has just received a national public relations award recognizing its accomplishments in the health care sector. The PRWeek Healthcare Campaign of the Year award went to the initiative for its ability to integrate traditional and digital communications and bring diverse components together to drive success.

Mar. 24 Webcast Delivers Advice from RT Turned Hospital CEO
These days, hospitals are looking for added value at every turn. Find out how you can deliver it in next Wed.’s webcast featuring hospital CEO Lynn LeBouef, RRT. Members earn one FREE CRCE for attending the live session.

How Can You Help Japan?
Many members have called in asking how they might help our neighbors in Japan. AARC suggests the international Red Cross who coordinates disaster efforts.

Plan Your 2011 Education with AARC Professor's Rounds
Order the 2011 AARC Professor's Rounds series and help staff meet licensure and regulatory continuing education requirements. The first of eight current educational topics on DVD will be shipped April 1, with additional DVDs following monthly. Earn up to 8 CRCEs for your staff with lectures on COPD, sleep, VAP, safety, noninvasive ventilation, tracheostomy, mechanical ventilation, and PEEP. Professor's Rounds are available in the full series or as individual topics.

Share Your Work and Be Published
June 1 is the deadline for submitting your abstracts for consideration in the 2011 Open Forum sessions at the AARC Congress. Publication in the Journal and consideration for ARCF Fellowship awards are possibilities for all abstracts submitted.

“My Networks” is Your Connection to Like-Minded Members
Ever wonder how many AARC members live in your city? How many work in a facility like yours? How many enjoy the same hobbies you enjoy? You can find all that out and more on AARConnect. Just add some biographical info to your profile page, then click on “My Networks” to connect to other AARC members who share your background and interests.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Newsmakers in this edition are discussing everything from amazing patients to the importance of following federal air quality laws. We have two great TV videos to share as well—one on an upcoming medical mission to Haiti and the other on an asthma program for kids.

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