Articles by: 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

Texas RTs Take on Intubations

July 10, 2017

Texas RTs Take on Intubations

Cross-training intubation skills at Texas Health Southwest in Fort Worth has proven successful with more than half of the RTs in the cardiopulmonary department now handling Code Blue intubations. At Texas Health Southwest in Fort Worth, CRNAs traditionally managed emergent intubations. This included paging them to the floor unit and pulling them away from the... Read more »

 Heather Willden

Get Set for Virtual Lobby Week – Summer 2017

July 5, 2017

Get Set for Virtual Lobby Week – Summer 2017

Following a successful Advocacy Hill Day in April, we’re excited there are now three telehealth bills in Congress that include respiratory care services and respiratory therapists among the professionals covered to provide telehealth. Two of the bills also include remote patient monitoring for individuals with chronic conditions such as COPD. The next step is to... Read more »

 Heather Willden

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