Articles by: Heather Willden

What AARC Congress 2016 Did for My Career

September 5, 2017

What AARC Congress 2016 Did for My Career

As the premiere educational event in the respiratory care profession, the AARC Congress offers respiratory therapists the chance to attend more than 200 lectures given by the top names in the field. It also features an exhibit hall packed with all the major companies in the business, an Open Forum full of original research, and... Read more »

 Heather Willden

Texas Hospital Uses RTs in the OR STAT Lab

August 29, 2017

Texas Hospital Uses RTs in the OR STAT Lab

A few years ago, the OR STAT lab at Covenant Health in Lubbock, TX dissolved and its services were incorporated into the main lab at the hospital. Physicians didn’t love the change, and when they issued a request for the OR STAT lab to be reinstated, it was time for respiratory therapists to take the... Read more »

 Heather Willden

Why I Became an RT: Kelly Shepard on finding inspiration through lifelong asthma

August 29, 2017

Why I Became an RT: Kelly Shepard on finding inspiration through lifelong asthma

Kelly Shepard, RRT, AE-C teaches a lesson to her pulmonary rehab class. Kelly Shepard, RRT, AE-C grew up with asthma and hated every minute of it, never really understanding its full power. Through her trials and struggles, Shepard dedicated herself to learning everything she can about the lungs. Here is her story on how she... Read more »

 Heather Willden

AARC Activates Disaster Fund for Members Impacted by Recent Disasters

August 28, 2017

AARC Activates Disaster Fund for Members Impacted by Recent Disasters

The AARC has activated its Disaster Relief Fund for AARC members who have sustained property loss or damage as a result of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the massive flooding it has caused throughout areas of Florida, Texas and Louisiana. Members living in federally-declared disaster areas may apply for a grant of up to $500,... Read more »

 Heather Willden

Patient Advocacy Summit Speakers Share Personal Experiences and Struggles

August 24, 2017

Patient Advocacy Summit Speakers Share Personal Experiences and Struggles

Helping to kick off our 2017 Congress, the AARC will host its third annual Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. The Summit will include special guest speakers Claire Wineland and Grace Anne Dorney Koppel. Wineland and Dorney-Koppel will each share their perspective and insight in living with respiratory illness, as well... Read more »

 Heather Willden

Attention RTs: Free E-book on Clinical Acid-Base

August 22, 2017

Attention RTs: Free E-book on Clinical Acid-Base

Mastering clinical acid-base is key to providing respiratory care, and now RTs can take advantage of a free Kindle Edition e-book on the topic available August 23-27 on Amazon. All you’ll need is the Kindle app and an Amazon account to purchase the free e-book. Written by Benjamin Abelow, MD, The Painless Guide to Mastering... Read more »

 Heather Willden

This is How AARC Members are Implementing the COPD National Action Plan

August 21, 2017

This is How AARC Members are Implementing the COPD National Action Plan

The COPD National Action Plan released by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute last spring included five overarching goals aimed at: Promoting public awareness and understanding of COPD. Increasing the skills and education of health care providers. Encouraging increased data collection, analysis, and sharing. Increasing and sustaining COPD research. Fostering collaboration to translate the... Read more »

 Heather Willden

Congress Highlights: 2017 is Packed With Great Features

August 17, 2017

Congress Highlights: 2017 is Packed With Great Features

AARC Congress 2017 is filled with informative and innovative sessions to help you brush-up on your skills and knowledge of the respiratory care profession. But did you know there was more? From the Welcome Party to the Sputum Bowl, Congress is packed with great events and activities. Here are 11 event highlights that you can... Read more »

 Heather Willden

How RTs Keep Up With New Medications

August 16, 2017

How RTs Keep Up With New Medications

The pharmaceutical industry is constantly developing new medications for patients with respiratory conditions, and while that is certainly a good thing, it can leave respiratory therapists feeling as if they are always playing catch up. What do AARC members do to stay informed about the respiratory medications prescribed for their patients? We asked members of... Read more »

 Heather Willden

AARC Executive Office Kicks Off “Go Visit” Challenge

August 16, 2017

AARC Executive Office Kicks Off “Go Visit” Challenge

AARC Executive Office members visit respiratory care team at Medical City Denton To meet with members and promote the association, the AARC Executive Office issued a challenge to all affiliates across the U.S. to visit local respiratory care teams. Members of the AARC Executive Office kicked off the challenge by visiting Medical City Denton in... Read more »

 Heather Willden

AARC 75th Anniversary logo

Celebrating Our Past
Building Our Future

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