Articles by: AARC Staff

AARC Bylaws Amendments Presented to Membership

August 20, 2019

AARC Bylaws Amendments Presented to Membership

AARC bylaws amendments have recently undergone a first reading by the AARC Board of Directors and House of Delegates. At this time, all AARC members have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed changes. Proposed AARC bylaws amendments Download PDF The proposed amendments shows suggested updates and the current version. All members have 45... Read more »

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AARC Continues CDC Tips partnership

January 21, 2019

AARC Continues CDC Tips partnership

As front-line patient care providers, respiratory therapists are in a key position to help educate patients and their caregivers about the dangers of tobacco use. Partnering with the CDC Tips From Former Smokers campaign connects respiratory therapists to resources designed to help patients best understand what tobacco use can cause. The campaign encourages respiratory therapists... Read more »

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Make a Difference with a Year-End Donation to the ARCF

December 17, 2018

Make a Difference with a Year-End Donation to the ARCF

Respiratory research and scholarship is vital for the advancement of the respiratory profession and delivery of care. By making a year-end donation to the American Respiratory Care Foundation you are serving as an advocate for patients and supporting the continuing pursuit for quality care. There’s no better time to make a difference than at the close... Read more »

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Happy RC Week! You Deserve the Best!

October 14, 2018

Happy RC Week! You Deserve the Best!

Respiratory Care Week kicks off Oct. 20! All of us at AARC want to say congratulations on a job well done! We thank you for all that you do for your patients and your profession all year long, not just during this special week. As you celebrate this week, here are two more ways to... Read more »

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AARC RFP: A Needs Assessment Study

January 11, 2017

AARC RFP: A Needs Assessment Study

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) invites qualified organizations to submit a bid for conducting a national needs assessment in accordance with the attached project description for Exploring the Status of Non-Physician Advanced Practice Provider Employment Density and Sufficiency of Educational Background in the Care of Patients with Cardiopulmonary Disease. The AARC is seeking a... Read more »

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Good Press: AARC Members in the News August

August 16, 2016

Good Press: AARC Members in the News August

Good Press: AARC Members in the News August features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Stephany Melton Aaron Light Jeffrey Davis Joel Wilmouth Nita Hudsick Stephany Melton is recognized for her life-saving efforts in this article in the Atlanta, GA, Journal Constitution. She was having dinner with a nurse colleague in March when... Read more »

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AARC Member Witnesses Car Accident, Springs Into Action to Give CPR

August 15, 2016

AARC Member Witnesses Car Accident, Springs Into Action to Give CPR

AARC member Heather Harms was one of three first responders to a roadside accident. She quickly worked to give CPR to the victims. By Heather Harms, BS, RRT August 15, 2016 I was on my way home from work earlier this month when I was a first responder to an accident that took place in Grundy... Read more »

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AARC Applauds New FDA Tobacco Regulations

August 9, 2016

AARC Applauds New FDA Tobacco Regulations

It’s official: FDA tobacco regulations on all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, went into effect Monday, and the new regulations encompass a wide range of hoops tobacco manufacturers and retailers will have to jump through in order to keep these products on the market.  In a document published on the FDA website this week, the government... Read more »

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AARC to Disney: Cut Ties with Tobacco

August 4, 2016

AARC to Disney: Cut Ties with Tobacco

AARC To Disney: Cut Ties with Tobacco Aug. 4, 2016 The AARC has gone on record opposing Disney’s relationship with a media company that’s currently working with tobacco giant Philip Morris to market its products to children. Disney is a major stakeholder in VICE Media, a youth-focused company that operates in 30 countries around the... Read more »

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New-Onset COPD Added to World Trade Center Health Program

August 1, 2016

New-Onset COPD Added to World Trade Center Health Program

The AARC has learned that first responders and others who developed new-onset COPD following their exposure to the 9/11 terror attacks will now be eligible for benefits through the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. COPD was added after the WTC Health Program reviewed peer-reviewed epidemiologic studies regarding potential evidence of COPD among individuals who... Read more »

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