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March 28, 2013

Ventilator Care Unit Accreditation Now Available
Facility-based ventilator care unit (FBVU) providers may now be eligible for accreditation. The AARC has learned that the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation has just launched the first FBVU program in the country.

Medicated Aerosol Therapy - New Drugs and Devices
2013 AARC Professor’s Rounds is now shipping! The first program in a series of 8 educational, timely topics will feature Douglas S. Gardenhire presenting Medicated Aerosol Therapy. This presentation will review both old and new inhaled drugs, their specific delivery devices, and the appropriate inhalation techniques for effective dosing. Order this individual topic on DVD now or plan a robust 2013 educational program and save when you order the entire series. Each topic, shipped about one per month, provides one non-traditional CRCE per participant.

Get to Know Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency causes many cases of COPD and you can learn more about this genetic disorder in an AARC online course, Emerging Roles for the Respiratory Therapist in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. This course is aimed at significantly improving your knowledge of this underdiagnosed condition. At an AARC member price of only $25, you will also earn 3 CRCE® credits when you complete the course and pass the accompanying test. The course is sponsored in part by an unrestricted educational grant from the Alpha-1 Foundation.

April 10 Webcast Zeroes in on Clinical Practice Guidelines
Our next webcast is coming up on April 10 and will feature AARC Associate Executive Director of Education Shawna Strickland in a talk on the past, present, and future of Clinical Practice Guidelines in the respiratory care profession and how they can improve care for the patient. Register for the live session and earn one free CRCE.

What Would You Say?
Speaking of Shawna Strickland, she heard an interesting question when she was talking to a potential RT, and she shares it in a new blog on AARConnect. Take a look and then sign in to use the “comment” section at the end of her blog to let Shawna know what you would say if asked the same question.

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