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31 Jul

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, making this a great opportunity to remind your patients to get their appropriate vaccines. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), thousands of American adults get sick each year from diseases that vaccines can prevent. For patients with asthma or COPD, vaccines are an important step… Read more »

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02 May

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 lots of resources you can use to let your communities know about these conditions and how RTs are involved in their care. The AARC… Read more »

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26 Apr

Real World Study Looks Into Asthma Control

Getting asthma under control is key to reducing hospitalizations and emergency department visits for the condition. But as respiratory therapists who work with asthma patients know all too well, gaining that control can be an uphill battle. New research from Spanish investigators bears that out. In a study conducted among 1299 asthma patients with uncontrolled… Read more »

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02 Nov

AARC Partner Invites RTs to Asthma Webcast

AARC partner, the Allergy & Asthma Network, is inviting respiratory therapists to attend an upcoming webcast on “Severe Asthma: Evaluation, Management, and New Advances.” Scheduled for Nov. 15, the free webcast will feature Dr. Bradley Chipps, who will bring clinicians up-to-date on the latest developments in caring for people with the severe form of the… Read more »

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03 May

Respiratory Therapist Helps Girls With Asthma Run

AARC member Ronda Bradley helps 11-year-old Lielani and other girls with asthma safely participate in 5K races. Girls on the Run is a national organization that supports 5Ks just for girls, and last year more than 179,000 girls from 49 states and the District of Columbia participated in more than 350 end-of-season events. Ronda Bradley’s… Read more »

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02 May

Asthma Education Resources for the Respiratory Therapist

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and World Asthma Day is May 3. The increased focus on asthma in the month of May can serve as a great motivator to improve your own asthma skills and gain your continuing education credits at the same time. Here are a few asthma education resources from the AARC. Save 25% on… Read more »

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