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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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01 May

Asthma Action Plans Enhance Patient Care

Each patient you treat is unique. While symptoms between patients may be similar, the treatment and care you give will be distinctive for the individual. For your asthma patients, an asthma action plan can help deliver unified and strategic care. AARC Members Doug Gardenhire, EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC, and Dave Burnett, PhD, RRT, AE-C, share… Read more »

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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 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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