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17 Apr

Improving Efficiency

Hospital departments have many moving parts and ensuring each and every one of them runs as efficiently as possible can be a challenge. Start the conversation AARC member William Holland, MS, RRT, FAARC, who serves as director of the cardiovascular service line at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg, VA, believes the best way to… Read more »

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23 Jan

Retaining Talent, Growing the Profession

Not only do managers work hard to hire quality employees, but they also strive to retain these talented employees. AARC Member David Vines, RRT, a program director at Rush University Medical Center, shares his tips for departments and hospitals looking to improve their talent retention. He also offers suggestions for RTs looking to ensure their… Read more »

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02 Jan

Surviving Budget Cuts

Budget cuts at work will likely happen at least once in your professional career. AARC Members Dana Evans, MHA, RRT, RRT-NPS, Cheryl A. Hoerr, MBA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC, and Kim Bennion, MsHS, RRT, CHC, share their tips and experiences to help RTs and managers survive and thrive through budget cuts. Survival tips Make a plan:… Read more »

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03 Jan

RT Manager Provides Tools for Building Your RT Career

Valerie David, MHA, RRT-NPS, AE-C, director of respiratory care services at Piedmont Hospital in North Carolina, provides the following tips for students and young professionals as they develop their RT career. Valerie David, MHA, RRT-NPS, AE-C shares her tips for building your RT career. Essential characteristics Companies can train employees on their product for example,… Read more »

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11 Jul

USP 800: What RTs Need to Know

USP Chapter 800 takes effect July 1, 2018, and medical facilities are likely reviewing and implementing all of the precautions set forth in the chapter now in order to meet the new standards. Health care professionals who administer hazardous drugs (HDs) will come under new protections as of July 1, 2018. USP Chapter 800 will… Read more »

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10 Jul

Texas RTs Take on Intubations

Cross-training intubation skills at Texas Health Southwest in Fort Worth has proven successful with more than half of the RTs in the cardiopulmonary department now handling Code Blue intubations. At Texas Health Southwest in Fort Worth, CRNAs traditionally managed emergent intubations. This included paging them to the floor unit and pulling them away from the… Read more »

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24 May

19 Deliverables for RT Managers

Register for Summer Forum The AARC Summer Forum is just a few weeks away, but it’s not too late to register for this mid-year meeting designed exclusively for managers and educators in respiratory care. If you’re an RT manager who is still asking yourself, “why should I go?” the answer is pretty simple: only at the… Read more »

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