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May 24, 2012

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New Lecture from AARC Professor's Rounds 2012 Now Available with CRCE!
“Reducing Cost While Adding Value—Critical Roles for Respiratory Therapists” focuses on reducing the total cost of care while ensuring safety and quality in delivering respiratory services. Strategies presented include reducing misallocation through the application of CPGs, use of protocols, and application of tools to efficiently manage personnel. Emerging performance and risk-based reimbursement programs provide new opportunities for RTs to play a valued role. Presented by Rick Ford and Doug Laher. One nontraditional CRCE per participant. Complete proctor package included. Members save $30 on this one hour DVD.

For even greater savings and a free bonus program on tobacco cessation, see what the entire series has to offer this year.

Checklists Take Center Stage in June 6 Webcast
Checklists are playing an increasingly important role in hospitals seeking to reduce preventable readmissions. Find out how you can put respiratory-related checklists to work in your department in our June 6 webcast on “The Role of Checklists in Reducing Critical Care Readmissions.” Charles Durbin, MD, will discuss a novel data collection and scoring form developed by the AARC that can be used at ICU discharge to identify patients at risk for readmission. Register now to attend the live session and earn one FREE CRCE.

Push That Vent!
Summer is a great time to get outdoors, and the ARCF’s Ventilator 5K provides the perfect opportunity to gather therapists in your community together to enjoy the nice weather and raise funds for local lung health issues at the same time. Team it up with your annual department picnic or other outing and double the fun! Click on the link for everything you need to get started. Vent 5Ks hosted before Nov. 1 are automatically in the running for a grand prize to be awarded at AARC Congress 2012 in New Orleans, Nov. 10-13.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Our latest list of newsmakers are featured for raising community awareness of asthma, operating a successful sleep center, touting the advantages that come with a career in RT, and more.

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