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July 19, 2012

Adult Critical Care Specialty Examination Available Now
The NBRC’s new Adult Critical Care Specialty Examination became available on Tuesday, as first test takers took advantage of the opportunity to earn a credential that differentiates them from other clinicians working in the critical care arena. If you spend most of your time in the ICU, click on the link to learn more about this exam and how it can enhance your career potential.

Free Alpha-1 Testing for Your Patients
We all know COPD is an underdiagnosed condition. So is alpha-1, the genetic form of the disorder. Now you can help ensure your COPD patients have the chance to find out if their condition is caused by the alpha-1 gene. Take the AARC’s “Emerging Roles for the Respiratory Therapist in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency” course and we’ll connect you to a free alpha-1 testing program that you can implement in your facility. 

Aug. 1 Webcast Takes a Closer Look at the RT's Role in LTACHs
Long term care RTs–and anyone else interested in this growing area of the profession–will want to mark their calendars for Wed., Aug. 1. That’s when we’ll be presenting a webcast on “New Value-Added Roles for RTs in Long Term Acute Care Hospitals.” Garry Kauffman, MPA, RRT, FAARC, FACHE, will cover the operational aspects of these facilities and how RTs can facilitate the patient’s transition from the hospital to the LTACH to a lower level of care. Attend the live session and earn one FREE CRCE.

Update Your Management Resources
If you don’t already have the AARC’s “Orientation and Competency Assurance Documentation Manual for Respiratory Care,” check out this great resource. The manual provides an overview of the process and includes 90+ forms ready for immediate use in virtually every area of respiratory care. Use forms “as is” or customize! Visit the AARC Respiratory Catalog to order this manual or other management resources from the AARC.

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