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October 7, 2010

Voting Begins in 2011 AARC Elections
Voting is now open in the AARC Elections. So head over to the webpage and cast your ballot. Be sure to have your AARC membership number handy.

Year of the Lung + RC Week = A Great Way to Show Your Professional Pride
What can you do to mark the Year of the Lung in October? Well, we think there is only one good answer to that question. Celebrate National Respiratory Care Week! Click on the link for some great ideas on how to tie this international event in with our national week of professional pride.

Speaking of RC Week: Only 2 Weeks to Go!
But there is plenty of time for last minute planning. Check out the AARC RC Week pages for activity ideas and resources. Visit the AARC Online Store for gifts and educational materials, including official t-shirts, banners, posters and table tents. Orders placed in the next few days can still arrive in time for RC Week. Complete order details/options are shown online—use your credit card, check or purchase order. Enjoy the celebration of your profession on Oct. 24–30, 2010!

Oct. 20 Webcast Moved to Oct. 27
Due to scheduling conflicts, the webcast on “Blood Gases: When Do We Really Need Them?” slated for Wed., Oct. 20 has been moved to Wed., Oct. 27. If you already registered for the event, you’ll receive a notification about the change. If you haven’t registered yet, plan now to be on hand to hear Bill Malley discuss situations in which blood gas sampling is over- and under-utilized, go over clinical indications for the test, and describe optimal use of protocols/algorithms that promote best practice.

Have You Gotten Your 10?
Our goal is for each AARC member to screen 10 friends or family in the Drive4COPD campaign. We've made it easy for you to reach out with an online contact form. Do it today in order to boost your state's standing in the contest.

Members of the Military Receive FREE Congress Registration
Active duty service men and women with the U.S. military are once again getting a great perk from the AARC—FREE registration at the upcoming AARC International Respiratory Congress in Las Vegas, NV, this Dec. 6–9. It’s our small way of saying “thanks” for all that you do for our country.

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