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May 12, 2011

Get on Board with Our Latest Drive4COPD Initiative
We hosted a successful webcast on our new “Adopt-a-Company” Drive4COPD initiative on Wed. afternoon, but if you missed it you can still learn how to get involved. Folks are adopting their companies right now, so don’t be left behind!

Speaking of webcasts, you won’t want to miss next Thurs.’s session on Capnography Monitoring for Non-Intubated Patients: Does it Improve Safety? presented by Jonathan Waugh, PhD, RRT, RPFT, FAARC. Attend the live session and earn one FREE CRCE.

Register by May 20 to Save on Summer Meetings
If you’re planning to head to Vail, CO, this July 17–20 for the AARC Summer Meetings but have yet to register, you’ll want to get it done by next Friday, May 20. That’s the final day for earlybird savings on registration fees not only for the Summer Forum, but for two great courses on mentoring and ensuring competency that’ll be taking place just before and after the Forum itself.

Share Your Sputum Bowl Memories
The long-running Sputum Bowl will be coming to an end at AARC Congress 2011 this November, and we want to make sure it goes out in style. So take a few moments to email a couple of your favorite Sputum Bowl memories to AARC Times writer Debbie Bunch at—you might even see your comments in our special “Farewell to the Sputum Bowl” featuring coming up in our Sept. issue.

Best Sale Ever at the AARC Store!
Participating in health fairs, runs or other fun events this summer? Stock up on t-shirts with a respiratory theme to show everyone that you care about respiratory care. There are lots of great giveaway items for events, too. Check out the new super low prices for AARC members at the “Spring into Summer” sale!Inventory is limited on some items, so shop early.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
We have some impressive newsmakers to share in this edition, including a member who was just appointed vice president of patient relations at the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, another who’s on her local newspaper’s Healthy Family Project team, and a CCATT therapist in Afghanistan who’s helping wounded soldiers get to definitive care.   

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