Articles by: Heather Willden

Focus on the Patient: When This RT Sees a Need, She Meets It

October 17, 2017

Focus on the Patient: When This RT Sees a Need, She Meets It

Jamie Causey is passionate about patient advocacy. For most RTs, “patient advocacy” means going out into your community and doing something extra or something more than what you would normally do at the bedside. Jamie Causey, BSRT, RRT, AE-C, fits that description. The clinical supervisor at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC, is a member... Read more »

 Heather Willden

Celebrating Respiratory Care

October 17, 2017

Celebrating Respiratory Care

AARC members worldwide will come together to celebrate their profession through events and activities for National Respiratory Care Week (RC Week), Oct. 22 – 28, 2017. These events help educate their community and colleagues about what they do and the vital value respiratory therapists deliver each day to patients. “Respiratory therapists are an asset to... Read more »

 Heather Willden

New AARC Officials are Already On the Job

October 12, 2017

New AARC Officials are Already On the Job

AARC President-Elect Karen Schell speaking at Congress 2017. The AARC elected four new officials this fall, and those newly elected officers were officially installed at the AARC Congress in Indianapolis. It’s only been a week, but they are already hard at work brainstorming ways to advance the profession in 2018. Ready to make it happen... Read more »

 Heather Willden

Congress Wrap-Up: The Member Perspective

October 12, 2017

Congress Wrap-Up: The Member Perspective

AARC Congress 2017 brought together a variety of individuals from the respiratory care profession. They spent the week learning, sharing ideas and feeling inspired. The AARC Congress 2017 made lasting experiences for all members who attended. From networking to engaging lectures, members left Indianapolis with great tools to apply in their daily career, as well... Read more »

 Heather Willden

What is CoARC and How is it Advancing RT Educational Levels?

September 26, 2017

What is CoARC and How is it Advancing RT Educational Levels?

Educational programs for all legitimate health care professions, from medicine on down, are overseen by accrediting bodies that set standards aimed at ensuring the education received by students in those programs meets the needs and requirements of the medical community. In respiratory care, that accrediting body is the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).... Read more »

 Heather Willden

RC Week Resource: This Organization Can Help You Tell the Truth about Tobacco

September 26, 2017

RC Week Resource: This Organization Can Help You Tell the Truth about Tobacco

National Respiratory Care Week is coming up at the end of October, and if you are like many RTs right now, you’re busy planning educational activities in your facilities and your communities to highlight the role RTs play in advocating for lung health. More RC Week Resources The Truth Initiative has some great videos and... Read more »

 Heather Willden

Congress 2017: Road Trip to Indy

September 12, 2017

Congress 2017: Road Trip to Indy

Whether by plane, train or automobile, we can’t wait to see you at Congress next month (Oct. 4 – 7). If you opt for the automobile route, did you know there are fun sights to see and activities to do on your road trip into Indianapolis? REGISTER ONLINE BY SEPTEMBER 20 Driving North on I-65... Read more »

 Heather Willden

How RT Managers Help Staff Meet Continuing Education Goals

September 11, 2017

How RT Managers Help Staff Meet Continuing Education Goals

In a profession like respiratory care, where technology is advancing at a record pace and current thinking on best practices is ever-evolving, continuing education is a given. Indeed, that’s why state licensing boards require RTs to meet continuing education requirements. But many managers will tell you therapists need to do even more, and they are... Read more »

 Heather Willden

COPD Care Bundle Aligns With COPD National Action Plan

September 11, 2017

COPD Care Bundle Aligns With COPD National Action Plan

Developed at the request of Congress by the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute, the first ever published COPD National Action Plan was released on May 23, 2017 with input from the AARC, COPD Foundation, and the broad COPD community. The plan provides an outline for respiratory therapists and others to take coordinated actions to improve... Read more »

 Heather Willden

RTs Provide Support Network to Patients

September 6, 2017

RTs Provide Support Network to Patients

AARC members take time to provide guidance and camaraderie through a network of support groups for their patients and community. From discussion sessions and expert presenters to harmonicas and yoga, read how your colleagues are enhancing the respiratory care of their patients. Better Breathing Together Esther Castilleja, RRT, RCP, AE-C of Bedford, TX, facilitates two... Read more »

 Heather Willden

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