July 2, 2009
ALERT: Support RT Bills Now
Health care reform is heating up in Congress, and even though
the AARC’s Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative isn’t
about “reforming” health care, the reform bill likely
to come out of Congress is our BEST CHANCE this year to get
the legislation passed. Click on the link to read why, and then do
your part to support
this vital RT legislation today.
Educator Course Heads to Denver
The next session of the AARC’s new COPD Educator Course will take
place in Denver, CO, Oct. 1–2. Register now to improve your ability
to manage and educate your patients—and earn 10.75 CRCEs.
Major Endorsement for
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is officially
behind the AARC’s Peak Performance USA program. The Association
received a letter of support from President and CEO William
McLin applauding the AARC for helping “children with asthma manage
their chronic disease.”
Share Your Views on Tobacco
Regulation with the FDA
The FDA is seeking input into the new regulations
on tobacco made possible by the recently signed Family Smoking Prevention
and Tobacco Control Act. AARC members supported the bill—now
support the FDA as it works on implementation. Click on the link for
direct access to the FDA site.
Push That Vent 2009
Looking for a great way to raise awareness of respiratory
care in your community? The ARCF’s Ventilator 5K is sure to attract
a large crowd.
Good Press: AARC Members
in the News
This edition includes stories on everyone from the
legendary Dr. Fred Helmholz, Jr. (now age 98) to
a brand new therapist
who just graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
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