Articles by: Fernanda Teixeira

Let’s Celebrate Pulmonary Rehabilitation

February 23, 2021

Let’s Celebrate Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week | March 14-21 Chronic lung disease patients depend on respiratory therapists to get them through the acute exacerbations caused by their conditions. But these patients need RTs to help them after the acute episode is over too, and that’s where pulmonary rehabilitation comes into play. These life-enhancing programs show patients how they... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

CDC Tips Campaign Can Help You Help Your Asthma Patients

October 23, 2019

CDC Tips Campaign Can Help You Help Your Asthma Patients

Enable cookies to see embeded content. Download the CDC Tips Resources Here As a kid who grew up with asthma, Jamason knew exactly what to say when his friends tried to get him to smoke: no! But he couldn’t control people smoking around him in the restaurant where he worked, and one day when he... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Asthma & Cystic Fibrosis Enter the Spotlight

April 8, 2019

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 »

 Fernanda Teixeira

AARC Lobby Campaign Continues – Keep Sending Your Messages

April 4, 2019

AARC Lobby Campaign Continues – Keep Sending Your Messages

The AARC Virtual Lobby Campaign continues and is going strong. We’re asking you to keep sending your messages to your Members of Congress in support of respiratory care issues. Contact Congress Now! Your colleagues will be on Capitol Hill Tuesday, April 9 to meet with their representatives in Congress to share vital information about the... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Dean Hess Talks Abstracts and OPEN FORUM in the Big Ideas Theater

January 21, 2019

Dean Hess Talks Abstracts and OPEN FORUM in the Big Ideas Theater

Enable cookies to see embeded content. The OPEN FORUM is one of the most anticipated events at the AARC Congress. After all, where else can respiratory therapists hear about original research conducted by and for members of their profession? Call for Abstracts 2020 Respiratory Care Editor Dean Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC, explained why the Forum... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Board Announces Updates to AARC Fellowship Program

January 15, 2019

Board Announces Updates to AARC Fellowship Program

Every year select members of the respiratory care profession are honored with the Fellow of the American Respiratory Care Profession, or “FAARC.” Bestowed at the AARC Congress in the fall, this designation recognizes outstanding contributions to the profession in areas ranging from education to research to clinical practice and more. AARC Fellowship Program Info The... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Input Needed for Therapist Credential Maintenance Program Survey

May 3, 2018

Input Needed for Therapist Credential Maintenance Program Survey

The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) is planning to revise the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) by constructing annual assessments designed to stimulate learning. In order to successfully revise the program, the NBRC is seeking the representation of respiratory therapists who achieved the CRT or RRT credential after June 2002. Study results will define the content... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

The OPEN FORUM Series: Boston Therapist Sheds Light on Pediatric Topic

April 6, 2018

The OPEN FORUM Series: Boston Therapist Sheds Light on Pediatric Topic

Jeffrey Bilharz, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, right, seen here at the OPEN FORUM in Indianapolis with fellow AARC member and Boston Children’s colleague Craig Smallwood, BS, RRT, plans to expand on his study of ideal body weight methods for pediatric mechanical ventilation. The best reason for conducting any study is a dearth of other studies on... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Good Press: AARC Members in the News | April 2018

April 4, 2018

Good Press: AARC Members in the News | April 2018

 Fernanda Teixeira

Battling Burnout in RT

March 28, 2018

Battling Burnout in RT

High patient loads, new workplace demands, doing more with less — all of these realities in the typical hospital can lead to stress for health care providers like respiratory therapists, and that stress can quickly turn into burnout if it is not addressed. Two respiratory care managers explain what they’re doing to combat it in... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira