July 21, 2011
Texas Members Take DRIVE4COPD to the VFW
The Texas VFW recently held its annual convention in the Houston area, and thanks to some Houston members, the AARC was able to host a DRIVE4COPD booth that reached about 500 vets and their families with information about COPD and the five question DRIVE screener. They also got a chance to give a short presentation on COPD, and we have it all on tape for you to see.
If you’d like to get more involved with DRIVE, take a look at our Adopt-a-Company Campaign and consider how you can partner with a local company to spread the word about early detection of COPD and raise awareness of respiratory therapists at the same time.
Learn How to Develop Accurate Time Standards for Your Department
We have some wonderful new resources for managers seeking to develop accurate time standards for a productivity system based on relative value units (RVUs). Click on the link to check out our Productivity and Time Standards Development Resource Center.
Three Great New CRCE Lectures Now Available!
New presentations from AARC Professor’s Rounds 2011 have just been released on DVD and are shipping this week. Each topic provides one CRCE per participant.
- Tracheostomy: Current Practice: Alexander White, MD, and Dean Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC
- Four Evidence Based Practices That Should Be Mechanical Ventilation Standards: Dean Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC, and Rich Branson, MS, RRT, FAARC, FCCM
- The Many Faces of PEEP: Rich Branson, MS, RRT, FAARC, FCCM,and Dean Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC
All eight topics for 2011 are now available, and member savings apply. For details, check out the entire series
Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Read more about fellow members who’ve been making headlines recently–as you’ll see, they’re talking about everything from participating in asthma camps to inventing a new device to cut down on aspiration pneumonia.
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