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01 Sep

Rally to Congress

Join us Oct. 4–7 in Indianapolis, IN for the Rally to Congress charity motorcycle rally New this year for AARC Congress 2017 (Oct. 4–7) is Rally to Congress, a charity motorcycle rally sponsored by Draeger, Inc. Motorcyclists will ride from their hometowns to Indianapolis, IN, the AARC Congress 2017 host site. All funds raised through… Read more »

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29 Aug

Texas Hospital Uses RTs in the OR STAT Lab

A few years ago, the OR STAT lab at Covenant Health in Lubbock, TX dissolved and its services were incorporated into the main lab at the hospital. Physicians didn’t love the change, and when they issued a request for the OR STAT lab to be reinstated, it was time for respiratory therapists to take the… Read more »

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29 Aug

September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has designated September as Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. During this global month-long awareness campaign, the PFF has provided resources to help you educate your patients about this rare disease. According to PFF, “every mention of [pulmonary fibrosis] moves us one step closer to a patient receiving a timely and accurate… Read more »

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24 Aug

Patient Advocacy Summit Speakers Share Personal Experiences and Struggles

Helping to kick off our 2017 Congress, the AARC will host its third annual Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. The Summit will include special guest speakers Claire Wineland and Grace Anne Dorney Koppel. Wineland and Dorney-Koppel will each share their perspective and insight in living with respiratory illness, as well… Read more »

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21 Aug

This is How AARC Members are Implementing the COPD National Action Plan

The COPD National Action Plan released by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute last spring included five overarching goals aimed at: Promoting public awareness and understanding of COPD. Increasing the skills and education of health care providers. Encouraging increased data collection, analysis, and sharing. Increasing and sustaining COPD research. Fostering collaboration to translate the… Read more »

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16 Aug

How RTs Keep Up With New Medications

The pharmaceutical industry is constantly developing new medications for patients with respiratory conditions, and while that is certainly a good thing, it can leave respiratory therapists feeling as if they are always playing catch up. What do AARC members do to stay informed about the respiratory medications prescribed for their patients? We asked members of… Read more »

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