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25 Jul

Marathon Runner to share her story of the 2013 Boston attacks at 2017 AARC Congress Closing Ceremony

A physician and experienced marathon runner, Dr. Natalie Stavas found the need for both of these roles during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The AARC Congress 2017 planning team announced that Dr. Natalie Stavas will wrap-up AARC Congress 2017 (Oct. 4 – 7) as the closing ceremony speaker. Dr. Stavas will recount her experience in… Read more »

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25 Jul

AARC Member Brings RT to Liberia

Liberians learn life-saving skills at country’s first respiratory therapy school. Since 2011, AARC member Dr. Michael Davis, PhD, RRT, has worked with the medical system in Liberia to educate a small group of respiratory therapists who could form the core of the profession in that country. It’s been tough going. In 2014 the nation was… Read more »

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25 Jul

RC Week: Let the Planning Begin

The Metroplex Respiratory Team celebrates RC Week while showing off their ‘Super RT’ shirts. National Respiratory Care Week is October 22 – 28, and it’s our time to shine. Every year, hospitals and other health care facilities across the country and around the world use the occasion to draw attention to the wonderful work RTs… Read more »

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19 Jul

A Giving Spirit, RTs Volunteer Their Time

Randy De Kler, MS, RRT of Florida leads a service learning project with his students where they teach smoking prevention to middle school-aged children. Respiratory therapists are known for their caring hearts, and, for many, that spirit of giving extends beyond the walls of their hospitals and other facilities. They take their lung health expertise… Read more »

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05 Jul

Get Set for Virtual Lobby Week – Summer 2017

Following a successful Advocacy Hill Day in April, we’re excited there are now three telehealth bills in Congress that include respiratory care services and respiratory therapists among the professionals covered to provide telehealth. Two of the bills also include remote patient monitoring for individuals with chronic conditions such as COPD. The next step is to… Read more »

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27 Jun

Member Input Needed: Revised Position Statements Open for Review

Now through August 28, AARC members will have the opportunity to share their input regarding newly revised Position Statements. The AARC publishes position statements to promote patient safety, quality care, access to respiratory therapy, and cost control. The Position Statements and Issue Papers Committee recently reviewed and revised three AARC Position Statements. In accordance with… Read more »

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