Articles by: Heather Willden

Summer Lobby Week 2017: Mission Accomplished!

July 25, 2017

Summer Lobby Week 2017: Mission Accomplished!

With three telehealth bills that include RTs as covered providers now introduced into Congress, the AARC launched a Summer Lobby Week July 10-14 to garner grassroots support, and we are happy to report the week was a big success. Over the five day period, 3,875 messages were sent to members of Congress by 3,181 individuals.... Read more »

 Heather Willden

Marathon Runner to share her story of the 2013 Boston attacks at 2017 AARC Congress Closing Ceremony

July 25, 2017

Marathon Runner to share her story of the 2013 Boston attacks at 2017 AARC Congress Closing Ceremony

A physician and experienced marathon runner, Dr. Natalie Stavas found the need for both of these roles during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The AARC Congress 2017 planning team announced that Dr. Natalie Stavas will wrap-up AARC Congress 2017 (Oct. 4–7) as the closing ceremony speaker. Dr. Stavas will recount her experience in the fateful... Read more »

 Heather Willden

AARC Member Brings RT to Liberia

July 25, 2017

AARC Member Brings RT to Liberia

Enable cookies to see embeded content. Liberians learn life-saving skills at country’s first respiratory therapy school. Since 2011, AARC member Dr. Michael Davis, PhD, RRT, has worked with the medical system in Liberia to educate a small group of respiratory therapists who could form the core of the profession in that country. It’s been tough... Read more »

 Heather Willden

RC Week: Let the Planning Begin

July 25, 2017

RC Week: Let the Planning Begin

The Metroplex Respiratory Team celebrates RC Week while showing off their ‘Super RT’ shirts. National Respiratory Care Week is October 22 – 28, and it’s our time to shine. Every year, hospitals and other health care facilities across the country and around the world use the occasion to draw attention to the wonderful work RTs... Read more »

 Heather Willden

AARC Congress Announces Claire Wineland as Keynote Speaker

July 20, 2017

AARC Congress Announces Claire Wineland as Keynote Speaker

Claire Wineland is an activist, inspirational YouTube personality and speaker, and founder of Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. (Photo by Todd Westphal) The AARC announced that Claire Wineland, activist, inspirational YouTube personality, speaker and founder of Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at AARC Congress, the 63rd International Respiratory Convention and Exhibition, to... Read more »

 Heather Willden

AARC Activates Disaster Fund for Victims of California Wildfires

July 20, 2017

AARC Activates Disaster Fund for Victims of California Wildfires

The AARC has activated its Disaster Relief Fund for AARC members in California who sustained property loss or damage as a result of the California Wall Wildfire in Butte County near the town of Oroville, and the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County. Members living in these federally-declared disaster areas may apply for a grant of... Read more »

 Heather Willden

A Giving Spirit, RTs Volunteer Their Time

July 19, 2017

A Giving Spirit, RTs Volunteer Their Time

Randy De Kler, MS, RRT of Florida leads a service learning project with his students where they teach smoking prevention to middle school-aged children. Respiratory therapists are known for their caring hearts, and, for many, that spirit of giving extends beyond the walls of their hospitals and other facilities. They take their lung health expertise... Read more »

 Heather Willden

NBRC Launches New Job Analysis Survey

July 14, 2017

NBRC Launches New Job Analysis Survey

Ever wonder how the NBRC comes up with the questions for the credentialing exams it administers? The process starts with respiratory therapists just like you who answer questions on surveys about their job. The Board is currently conducting a new survey aimed at collecting vital information that will help redefine the content and design of... Read more »

 Heather Willden

Summer Lobby Week Campaigns for RT Inclusion in Telehealth

July 11, 2017

Summer Lobby Week Campaigns for RT Inclusion in Telehealth

The AARC Summer Lobby Week closes Friday, July 14. Contact your elected officials to share your opinion on the current telehealth bills. Our summer Virtual Lobby Week continues through Friday, July 14, 2017, so there is still time to reach out to your elected officials. Three telehealth bills have been introduced into the House of... Read more »

 Heather Willden

USP 800: What RTs Need to Know

July 11, 2017

USP 800: What RTs Need to Know

USP Chapter 800 takes effect July 1, 2018, and medical facilities are likely reviewing and implementing all of the precautions set forth in the chapter now in order to meet the new standards. Health care professionals who administer hazardous drugs (HDs) will come under new protections as of July 1, 2018. USP Chapter 800 will... Read more »

 Heather Willden

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