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22 May

Tips for Helping Asthma & Allergy Patients

For Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month this May, we have put together a tips series for RTs. Each week, we’ll post advice from your fellow AARC Members with tips on how best to help patients who are working to manage their allergies and asthma. This week, Dennis Wissing, PhD, RRT, AE-C, FAARC, interim dean for… Read more »

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15 May

RTs Share Tips for Helping Asthma & Allergy Patients

For Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month this May, we put together a tips series for RTs. Each week, we’ll post advice from your fellow AARC Members with tips on how best to help patients who are working to manage their allergies and asthma. This week, Sara Parker, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, AE-C, from Missouri, shares her… Read more »

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08 May

Tips for Helping Asthma & Allergy Patients

For Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month this May, we have put together a tips series for RTs. Each week, we’ll post advice from your fellow AARC Members with tips on how best to help patients who are working to manage their allergies and asthma. This week, Tim Op’t Holt EdD, RRT, AE-C, FAARC, from Alabama,… Read more »

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01 May

Tips for Helping Asthma & Allergy Patients

For Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month this May, we have put together a tips series for RTs. Each week, we’ll post advice from your fellow AARC Members with tips on how best to help patients who are working to manage their allergies and asthma. This week, Mike Shoemaker, MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C, from Anderson, South… Read more »

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08 Apr

Asthma & Cystic Fibrosis Enter the Spotlight

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, and their sponsoring organizations — the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — have great resources you can use to let your communities know about these conditions and how RTs are involved in their care. The AARC has… Read more »

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13 Feb

FDA Approves First Generic Version of Advair

Asthma and COPD patients who use the Advair Diskus got some good news last week when the FDA approved the first generic version of the respiratory medication. Generic Advair Diskus is indicated for the twice-daily treatment of asthma in patients aged four years and older and maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction and reducing exacerbations in… Read more »

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19 Jul

How RTs Can Help Battle Occupational Asthma

According to a recent report from the CDC, 33,307 people between the ages of 15 and 64 died from asthma between 1999 and 2016. What caused those deaths? For an estimated 3,664-6,994 of them, an occupational exposure to a hazardous substance may have been to blame. Men working in food, beverage, and tobacco products manufacturing;… Read more »

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30 May

Environmental Influence on Asthma

With May being Allergy & Asthma Month, we reached out to Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to share her expertise on environmental factors and asthma, along with tips on how you can best help your patients. “May is Asthma Awareness Month and a great time to learn more about how… Read more »

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30 May

Asthma in the Workplace: What RTs with Asthma Have to Say

A new report from the CDC shines a light on asthma in the workplace. Overall, the report finds 6.8 percent of employed adults have asthma — some 11 million people. The highest prevalence occurs in the health care and social assistance industries, where 8.8% suffer from the condition. The prevalence of asthma among respiratory therapists… Read more »

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