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21 Jun

Home Oxygen Patients Need More from RTs

In 2016, the AARC circulated a survey aimed at looking at the role of the respiratory therapist in pre- and post-discharge practices specific to COPD. Now the results are in, and according to AARC Executive Director Thomas Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAARC, who co-authored an abstract on the study that was presented at the recent American… Read more »

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14 Jun

AARC Advocates for Its Patients

The AARC has sent comments to the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders with copies to all Senators advocating for affordable and effective health care for patients with chronic respiratory disease. By now you are aware the House of Representatives passed a bill known as the American Health Care Act.  According to the Congressional Budget Office, the… Read more »

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26 Apr

New Guidelines Tout Pulmonary Rehab, Home Care, for COPD

Respiratory therapists know pulmonary rehabilitation can help COPD patients regain lost functioning, and many believe these patients can be effectively treated at home when the condition flares up as well. In a new set of guidelines aimed at helping clinicians care for COPD patients with an acute exacerbation, the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory… Read more »

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05 Apr

AARC Member Leads Airway Safety Initiative

Like many smaller facilities, Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD, goes down to one hospitalist and one ED physician after midnight, and ensuring airway safety in an emergency situation can be a challenge. When Calvert physicians decided it was time to improve the odds they turned to Heather Wright, BSRC, RRT, to help spearhead… Read more »

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06 Oct

Minnesota RTs Help Implement Continuous Capnography Program

Lange believes other therapists can play a significant role in similar programs in their facilities and urges them to take on the challenge Respiratory depression is a serious medical problem that can lead to unnecessary death. Continuous capnography can alert clinicians to the development of respiratory depression in time to do something about it. Hospitals… Read more »

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11 May

AARC Partners with UHC on Mechanical Ventilation White Paper

Safe Initiation and Management of Mechanical Ventilation White Paper Now Available A new white paper published by the AARC and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) aims to improve the safe initiation and management of mechanical ventilation. “The UHC represents major academic medical centers across the country, and thus has a huge influence on policies,” says AARC… Read more »

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