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March 30, 2012

Learn about Treating Tobacco Dependence
Michael C. Fiore, MD MPH MBA, an internationally recognized expert on tobacco cessation, recorded a presentation earlier this week for the AARC's Professor's Rounds series. Dr. Fiore has served as the chair of the panel that produced the U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. His presentation, Effectively Treating Tobacco Dependence: We Can Move the Mountain, challenges the respiratory care community to play a more significant role in identifying and assisting patients in tobacco cessation. The presentation also discussed ways that the respiratory therapist can communicate with patients and influence their decision to quit.

Summer Meetings Registration Going on Now
The AARC Summer Meetings will be heading to the world class Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder in Santa Fe, NM, July 12–15, and registration is open now. In addition to the annual Summer Forum July 13–15, we’ll also have a pre-course on Building a Simulation Toolbox and a post-course on Getting the Best Return on Your Investment: Maximizing Patient Education. So click on the link to learn more about this premiere mid-year event for managers and educators and then plan to attend. Earlybird savings are available through May 21.

One Stop Job Center
Whether you are a graduating student or a seasoned professional, the AARC has all the resources you need for a successful job search. You'll find résumé tips, job hunting advice, and real jobs in the online Job Bank and AARC Times and RESPIRATORY CARE job ads in print and online. The AARC is also an excellent resource for recruiters. Members will find the lowest ad rates in the Recruitment Media Kit.

ARCF Education Awards: Encourage Your Students to Apply
Educators, if you have a student who you believe stands out from the crowd, encourage him or her to apply for one of the ARCF’s 2012 Education Recognition Awards. Winners will receive a monetary award plus registration and airfare to attend AARC Congress 2012 in New Orleans this Nov. 10–13. The application deadline is June 15.

Your Support Needed for Respiratory Legislation
Our annual Capitol Hill Lobby Day is over, but the push to contact our members of Congress in support of the Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative is still in full swing. Click on the link to learn more, then call or email your Congressional members today. Everything you need is right on the webpage.

April 9 Webcast Looks at the Health Care Employment Picture
The future of health care employment will take center stage in our April 9 webcast. Register now to hear Steve Collier, PhD, explain how today’s stagnant employment outlook is likely to change for respiratory therapists over the remainder of the decade and beyond. Attend the live session and earn one FREE CRCE.

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