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August 9, 2012

AARC Congress 2012 Program Available Tomorrow
Your wait is over! Tomorrow, we’ll be posting the full AARC Congress 2012 program, with housing information. An email will be sent to you tomorrow morning, linking you to all you need to know. If you’ve been thinking about joining us Nov. 10–13 in New Orleans, you can check out all the great lectures, pre-courses, events, and activities associated with this premier show tomorrow.

Aerosol Guide Now Available in Turkish
A Turkish version of the AARC’s A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices for Respiratory Therapists is joining Arabic, Chinese, Italian, and Spanish translations. The Turkish translation was achieved through our contacts at the Inhalation Treatments Working Group in Turkey and the Turkish Respiratory Society.  

RESPIRATORY CARE Publishes August Issue
The August issue of the Journal is online now, so click over to take advantage of all the great features available in our digital version. While you’re there, you can also check out the latest papers added to our ePubs Ahead of Print feature.

The digital version of August AARC Times has been out for a week or so now, but if you’ve yet to see it, go here.

Home Care Webcast Next Wednesday
Next Wednesday’s webcast on The Future of the Respiratory Therapist in Homecare (Competitive Bidding Reimbursement) is a must-attend for anyone working in this area of respiratory care – or considering its potential. Joe Lewarski will talk about the changes taking place in the home care arena and how the role of the RT is likely to change with them. Attend the live session and earn one FREE CRCE.

Our final webcast of the month is coming up on Aug. 28 and will take a closer look at the AARC’s Hospital to Home initiative to reduce hospital readmissions. Register now!

Help Available Here
When you have questions about respiratory care there is no better person to turn to than another respiratory therapist. Instant access to thousands of them is available 24/7 via our Help Line network on AARConnect. Help Line is available to all AARC members, and many times you can find the answers you need just by scrolling through the previous posts. But if not, then just type in your question and sit back and wait to be impressed with the number of replies you’ll receive!

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
We have some interesting newsmakers in this edition, including a team from UC Davis that’s taking on a new role in the battle to reduce hospital admissions for people with COPD.

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