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April 28, 2011

AARC Disaster Relief Fund Opened
Members in the southeastern U.S. who have been affected by yesterday's devastating tornadoes may have access to the Disaster Relief Fund.

Hooray for the Grads
We congratulate our student members, many of whom are graduating this May. See who they are in our gallery of graduates. Well done!

More of the AARC Times Story  
In this month’s edition of our new “More of the Story” feature, you can watch a New York Times video of Jean Rommes explaining what it’s like living with COPD. Take a look, then read Jean’s “View from Here” column in your May AARC Times to see what she believes RTs should be doing to help patients like her.

DRIVE4COPD Launches 2011 with Webcast
We’ll be hosting a free webcast on Wednesday, May 11 to outline what the AARC’s involvement in the national award-winning campaign will be this year. Tune in to find out how you can contribute. Bonus Alert:  We’ll have prizes at the end of the webcast!

May 4 Webcast Zeros in on High-Flow Oxygen Therapy
High-flow oxygen therapy has been a hot topic for several years now, but it is a fad, or a staple in the RT’s arsenal against respiratory disease? Sign up for “High-Flow Oxygen Therapy: Is it Here to Stay?” and hear what Timothy R. Myers has learned about this much-discussed therapy. Members who attend the live session next Wed. will earn one FREE CRCE.

CDC’s National Asthma Program Gets AARC Support
The AARC has joined other leading organizations, including the American College of Chest Physicians and American Thoracic Society, in writing to members of Congress in support of the National Asthma Control Program. The letter specifically urges Congress to maintain the program as a standalone program and ensure it has adequate funding to continue its important work in helping communities make a difference in the lives of people with asthma.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
We have lots of great stories in this edition, including two TV videos–one featuring a member who talks about the impact of high sulfur dioxide levels in her community and the other with a member who explains how shift work may have contributed to air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job.   

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