May 14, 2009
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.
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
Thinking of submitting your research project for presentation at the International
Respiratory Congress? You have till June 15.
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
letters of support
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 readers are learning all about a respiratory therapist-driven
ventilator protocol in their May issue. Developed by Canadian researchers,
reduced weaning times and days on mechanical ventilation for preterm
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.”
Comments or questions? Want to opt out of future emails? Let us know.