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September 17, 2009

Members Save: Free Shipping Available Next Wednesday
Place your RC Week order on Wednesday, 9–23–09, and get free shipping. Free shipping applies to UPS Ground in the United States (not available for express or international shipping). Not good on past orders. Free shipping offer expires at midnight on 9–23.

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Program Available Now
You’ll be getting a copy in the mail soon, but you can view the program of the International Respiratory Congress online right now. Look over each day and see some of the interesting new features at this year’s show in San Antonio, Dec. 5–8.

National Ventilator Survey: Final Push is On!
The National Ventilator Survey deadline has been extended to the end of the month to ensure we reach the high response rate requested by HHS. Click on the link to see where your state stands in participation.

Is Health Care a Team Sport? AARC, Fellow Orgs, Think So
The AARC has joined five other organizations in establishing a new initiative aimed at improving teamwork in the hospital. The Hospital Care Collaborative has just published 13 Common Principles all the groups believe will guide facilities toward a more non-hierarchical model at the bedside.

Smoking Cessation Gets AARC Support

  • The Joint Commission is seeking input on new measures for assessing and treating tobacco dependence in the hospital, and the AARC is asking all its members to weigh in with their comments by the Sept. 30 deadline.
  • The Association has also signed on to a letter to Congress urging the inclusion of preventative services such as smoking cessation counseling and medications in health care reform legislation.

H1N1 Flu Prevention Just for RTs
We all want to prevent the spread of H1N1 flu. The AARC has put together an RT-specific checklist you can implement in your department.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Our latest list features lots of great stories—including an update on a member who’s involved in testing contestants on the new season of “The Biggest Loser” TV show.

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