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August 19, 2010

AARC International Respiratory Congress: Advance Program Online Now!  
Heading to Las Vegas this Dec. 6–9 for the biggest respiratory care show on earth? Then your first stop should be the AARC website to check out the Advance Program. All the numbers add up to one conclusion: You need to be there!

Plan Now for RC Week
You’ll be “inspired” by all the ideas you can glean from our RC Week site. Inspire is our theme this year and we have inspiration for you in the way of community service events, activity ideas, and fun greeting cards. Order products like t-shirts, banners, and literature to help you expand the excitement. It's Oct. 24-30.

Extend Your Budget $ With Free Shipping
Don’t forget that free shipping is available until noon on Sept. 1 on all items in the AARC store. Purchase orders are accepted under this program, so get your big RC Week orders in now to save money. Order online, fax, mail, or call (972) 243-2272.

Are You Over 35? Then Do This Now
Jumpstart the AARC's Drive4COPD project by taking that first step yourself. Go to the main page, find your state in the drop down list and take the 5-question screener. All AARC members will be asked to participate in the weeks to come to help raise awareness of COPD. Give it a test-drive, then go here to see if your state has moved up in the rankings.

AARC Launches Simulation Roundtable
More and more hospitals and educational institutions are augmenting traditional educational offerings with medical simulation, and respiratory therapists are part of the mix. Our new Simulation Roundtable, headed up by Julianne Perretta, MSEd, RRT-NPS, from the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center, aims to facilitate the discussion.


Pediatric Respiratory Care: Is There More Than One Right Answer?
The fifth topic in the AARC Professor’s Round’s 2010 series has just been released. Ira M. Cheifetz, MD, FAARC, and Michael R. Anderson, MD, FAAP, discuss the different approaches to management of the pediatric patient with severe acute lung injury, including the determination of optimal PEEP, using ECMO for ARDS as a sequelae of H1N1, and applying other adjunct therapies. Lecture is now available on DVD and includes CRCE credit. View details and all the other topics in the 2010 AARC Professor’s Rounds series. This topic is also part of the Pediatric Set ordering option—see Item # PR2010P.

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