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May 14, 2009

Swine Flu Webcast Still Available for Viewing
AARC member and Vice Chair of the National Commission on Children and Disasters Dr. Michael Anderson presented a webcast on swine flu earlier this week. But if you missed it, no worries – the program was recorded and you can watch it at your convenience.

Resources on Swine Flu Updated
The AARC continues to keep watch for materials to help you deal with the H1N1 virus. One of those comes from the Cochrane Library, which is making its evidence-based information on flu prevention and treatment available free of charge.

We’re also keeping up with Guidance Updates from the CDC, WHO, and other groups.

Open Forum Abstracts Due
Thinking of submitting your research project for presentation at the International Respiratory Congress? You have till June 15.

Legislation Seeks Smoking Cessation Benefit
Medicare and Medicaid coverage for smoking cessation is now on the table in Congress, with bills introduced into both the House and Senate. Email your letters of support today!

Asthma Forum Coming Up in June
The EPA is holding a national forum on asthma June 4–5, and AARC members are encouraged to bring their unique perspective to the event.

Pediatrics Publishes RT Research
Pediatrics readers are learning all about a respiratory therapist-driven ventilator protocol in their May issue. Developed by Canadian researchers, the protocol reduced weaning times and days on mechanical ventilation for preterm infants.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
This edition has some great stories – including one about a well-known RT company and how it got AARC members involved in “The Biggest Loser.”

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