News Now @ AARC

September 24, 2009

Earn Free CRCEs on PAP Adherence
Statistics show about half of all obstructive sleep apnea patients who begin PAP treatment give it up within the first year. The AARC’s new Clinician’s Guide to PAP Adherence has lots of tips to improve those odds, and as a member, you can earn 4 free hours of CRCE credit for reading the booklet and taking the post test.

Vermont + Vent Survey = 100%
See how your state is doing in the final countdown for the National Ventilator Survey. Help your state reach higher by ensuring your hospital has participated.

AARC Elections Coming Up Soon
Voting in the 2010 AARC Elections kicks off on Oct. 6, but you can read up on the candidates right now. So click on the link and see who’s running for office and what they hope to achieve for the AARC.

New TJC Center Targets Hand Washing
The Joint Commission is taking aim at dangerous and potentially deadly breakdowns in patient care via its new Center for Transforming Healthcare. Eight hospitals are kicking off the initiative, and improving compliance with hand washing is goal number one.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Kudos to members who’ve been covered for everything from growing their RT program to conducting military research.

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