April 2, 2009
CRCEs On the Way
A new opportunity to earn FREE CRCEs will be in your mailbox soon.
The AARC has just mailed a booklet titled “Symptom Control in Patients
with Chronic Respiratory Disease” to all members. Read the booklet
and then go online to take a short post-test and earn four FREE
continuing respiratory care education credits. The booklet is being
supported by an
unrestricted educational grant from Sepracor.
Asks Members to Support S 343/HR 1077
The AARC just received a big boost for its Medicare Respiratory
Therapy Initiative, now pending in both houses of Congress as
S 343/HR 1077. The American College of Chest Physicians is onboard with
and has outlined its position to members in a new action alert.
Activates Disaster Relief Fund
We’ve all been following the news about the extensive flooding and
blizzards affecting people in North Dakota and Minnesota. At the AARC, we’re
doing our part to help by activating our Disaster Relief Fund.
If this natural disaster has impacted you, click on the link
for more on how to apply for
a grant of up to $500.
Challenge Grants: Topics of Interest for RTs
The federal stimulus package includes big bucks for medical
research, and the AARC wants to make sure all members are
aware of the opportunities. To help, we’ve gone through the government documents
and come up with a list of topics pertaining to respiratory care.
Supports Protection of Medical Patents
Patent reform legislation is considered a good thing,
but the AARC and fellow organizations want to make sure
go overboard and unduly curtail medical advances. We
just signed on to a new
letter to members of the influential Senate Judiciary
Committee urging them to protect
medically-related patents in their reform efforts.
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