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November 1, 2012

New Uniform Reporting Manual Released
The AARC is pleased to announce the release of the AARC Uniform Reporting Manual for Respiratory Care, 5th Edition (URM). This updated URM is the profession’s best tool for evaluating staff productivity and making budgeting decisions. Includes not only updated clinical activities for hospital inpatient activities, but also pulmonary rehab services and labs for echo/non-invasive cardiology, blood gas, pulmonary diagnostics, sleep disorders, hyperbaric medicine. AARC member price is $175 (a $50 savings). Order item number SW0028 online or fax purchase orders to 972-484-2720.

AARC Congress 2012: Registration Available Onsite
Online registration for the AARC’s 58th International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition is now closed, but you can still register for the meeting onsite in New Orleans. So take a few moments to review the Advance Program and then plan to join us in The Big Easy, Nov. 10–13.

Covidien Sputum Bowl Half-Time Show Promises Lots of Action
Leveraging its play-on-words, Sputum Bowl 2012 will take the “new” in New Orleans literally as this year’s event will be host to new twists and turns. A more contemporary competition will include “Risk Reward” and lifelines like “Ask an Expert” and “Call the Posse”. But, the best thing about this year’s competition is that select audience members will get to play against each other in an interactive competition in which winners will walk away with great prizes like a Kindle Fire and iPod Docking Station. How do you become one of the select few to participate in this “Audience Response” game? Visit Covidien booth 201 in the Exhibit Hall to find out!

Disaster Fund Activated for Victims of Sandy
The AARC has activated its Disaster Relief Fund for members living in states affected by Hurricane Sandy. If you lost property during this devastating storm, click on the link to find out how to apply for assistance. If you didn’t, consider contributing to the fund so that we can continue to support our members in their times of need.

Good Press: RC Week Edition
We have some great stories and videos to share from members who got the word out about the profession during Respiratory Care Week.

Five Sections Publish Fall Bulletins
The Adult Acute Care, Continuing Care/Rehabilitation, Diagnostics, Education, and Home Care Sections have just published the Fall editions of their Section Bulletins. The remaining five Specialty Sections will publish their Fall issues next month.

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