Articles by: Fernanda Teixeira

Pressure Put on CMS to Fix Problems with Home Mechanical Ventilation

May 2, 2017

Pressure Put on CMS to Fix Problems with Home Mechanical Ventilation

For over two years, the AARC has worked diligently with other national pulmonary medical societies and patient groups to address problems with access to home mechanical ventilation.  Technologies have changed over the past decade and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has not kept pace, resulting in inappropriate billing, increased utilization, and a... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Good Press: AARC Members in the News | June 2017

May 2, 2017

Good Press: AARC Members in the News | June 2017

Marcela Spraul Keri Ohren Janie Hall Steph Korynta Becky Maruca Jennifer Jackson-Stevens Randy Gideon Michael McCartney Sean Severson Marcela Spraul explains how she helped a young boy from her native Colombia travel to the U.S. for treatment at Shriner’s Hospital in St. Louis in this video on the KMOV-TV website out of Missouri. The boy... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Real World Study Looks Into Asthma Control

April 26, 2017

Real World Study Looks Into Asthma Control

Getting asthma under control is key to reducing hospitalizations and emergency department visits for the condition. But as respiratory therapists who work with asthma patients know all too well, gaining that control can be an uphill battle. New research from Spanish investigators bears that out. In a study conducted among 1299 asthma patients with uncontrolled... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

New Guidelines Tout Pulmonary Rehab, Home Care, for COPD

April 26, 2017

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 »

 Fernanda Teixeira

AARC Raffle Winner Experiences Nashville With Country Star Billy Dawson

April 19, 2017

AARC Raffle Winner Experiences Nashville With Country Star Billy Dawson

Billy enjoyed having Kristen, left, and Missy, right, as his special guests at the event. When Missy Schwendiman, RRT, bought a ticket for the Nashville Experience and Songwriting Package raffle sponsored by the AARC and country and western star Billy Dawson last fall, she really just did it to support a good cause: namely, the... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

A Day in the Life: Three AARC PACT Members Share Their Stories

April 19, 2017

A Day in the Life: Three AARC PACT Members Share Their Stories

The California delegation took time out for a “selfie” in front of the Capitol Building. Pam Ditto, MBA, RRT, CPFT, headed to DC from her home in Tennessee, eager to team up with long-time PACT buddy Tammy Robinson, RRT, for the AARC’s day on the Hill. Gary Wickman, MS, RRT, FAARC, arrived in town on... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

A Student’s Impressions on Hill Day

April 19, 2017

A Student’s Impressions on Hill Day

Neil Kleinschmit got a firsthand look at respiratory advocacy during our 2017 AARC Capitol Advocacy Day on April 4. This April, I had the opportunity to be a part of the process. I had the chance to help make a difference in the lives of millions of people across my state and country. This April,... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

AARC 70th Anniversary Special: Amazing Changes in Respiratory Care, Part One

April 11, 2017

AARC 70th Anniversary Special: Amazing Changes in Respiratory Care, Part One

As we get ready to celebrate our 70th anniversary on Saturday, AARC members share their take on how things have changed in the clinical arena over their time in the profession. When Cathy Bitsche, EdS, RRT-NPS, entered respiratory care some 40 years ago, respiratory medications consisted of bronchosol, isuprel, and mucomyst. “That was it,” she... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

AARC 70th Anniversary Special: More Incredible Changes in Respiratory Care, Part Two

April 11, 2017

AARC 70th Anniversary Special: More Incredible Changes in Respiratory Care, Part Two

What else did AARC members have to say about the things that have changed in respiratory care?  Here are 25 more — Chest CTs. Pre CT scan, ARDS was considered a “homogenous” disease basically based on anterior-posterior chest X-rays. The CT led us from a stiff lung to a small lung, a huge advancement in... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

Leadership Changes Have Been Made at the AARC

April 5, 2017

Leadership Changes Have Been Made at the AARC

The AARC has made a couple of leadership changes at the Executive Office aimed at better serving members of the Association.  Timothy Myers, MBA, RRT-NPS, FAARC, who currently serves as Associate Executive Director of Brands Management, has been promoted to AARC’s Chief Business Officer. The position was created to reflect Myers’ growing role in strategic,... Read more »

 Fernanda Teixeira

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