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October 21, 2010

National Ventilator Survey Results Published
Last year HHS asked the AARC to survey respiratory care departments across the country to find out how many, and which types, of ventilators they had on hand. Now the results of that ambitious effort have been published in the Oct. issue of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.

Plan Now to Share Your RC Week Events and Activities
It’s almost here! National Respiratory Care Week kicks off on Sunday, and we hope everyone is ready for a great week. Be sure to snap some high resolution photos of your events and activities and email 2–3 of them, along with a short summary explaining how you celebrated, to AARC writer Debbie Bunch. You might just see yourself in our RC Week roundup on the AARC website, or even in AARC Times.

Got Your 10 Yet?
Want to help your state society win our Drive4COPD competition? Then reach out to 10 people you know and ask them to take the Drive4COPD screener. Thanks to our “send-an-email” program, it’s quick and easy.

Oct. 27 Webcast Zeroes in on Blood Gases
Register now for next Wed.’s webcast on “Blood Gases: When Do We Really Need Them?” and hear Bill Malley, MS, RRT, CPFT, FAARC, describe situations in which blood gases are over and underutilized, along with clinical indications for blood gas sampling and optimal use of protocols/algorithms that promote best practice.

First Five Sections Publish Fall Bulletins
Members of the Adult Acute Care, Continuing Care/Rehabilitation, Diagnostics, Education, and Home Care sections are busy reading their Fall Bulletins. Click on the link to see what these members-only publications have to offer.

AARC Congress: Early Registration Ends Oct. 31
Early registration for this year’s AARC International Respiratory Congress in Las Vegas, Dec. 6–9, is quickly coming to an end. Sign up by Oct. 31 to take advantage of the savings.

Haven’t seen the Advance Program yet? Check it out now to learn why you don’t want to miss this premiere meeting of the year.

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