Articles by: Steve Bowden

Changes to AARC Leadership Team

December 11, 2020

Changes to AARC Leadership Team

Effective Dec. 10, 2020, Tom Kallstrom and Tim Myers are leaving the organization. We wish both gentlemen well in their future endeavors.

 Steve Bowden

Now Accepting Proposals for AARC Congress and Summer Forum 2021

November 10, 2020

Now Accepting Proposals for AARC Congress and Summer Forum 2021

The AARC invites you to send your proposal for individual lectures or symposia at our next meetings.

 Steve Bowden

MyAARC is getting an upgrade!

June 18, 2020

MyAARC is getting an upgrade!

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we’re performing site maintenance for MyAARC from about 6–10 a.m. (CST) on Monday, June 22. During this time, access to MyAARC applications, such as the store, webcast registration, and your member profile, will be unavailable. Thank you for your patience! 

 Steve Bowden

Annual Summit Brings RTs and Patients Together

November 20, 2019

Annual Summit Brings RTs and Patients Together

The annual Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit was held on Friday, Nov. 8 in New Orleans, LA. Now in its third year, the National Respiratory Patient Advocacy Award, sponsored by the AARC and The FACES Foundation, went to Kayelene Horne, RRT, RRT-NPS, of James Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC (on... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

FDA Launches New Campaign on Youth E-Cig Prevention

December 6, 2018

FDA Launches New Campaign on Youth E-Cig Prevention

The FDA launched “The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign earlier this fall in an attempt to educate kids and teens about the dangers associated with e-cigarettes and vaping. The main message: e-cigarettes, just like traditional cigarettes, put young people at risk for addiction and other health consequences. According to the campaign, which is an... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

Request for Proposals at AARC Congress 2019

October 29, 2018

Request for Proposals at AARC Congress 2019

Submit Proposal AARC invites you to submit proposals for individual lectures or symposia at AARC Congress 2019. Individuals may submit proposals with interest in the practice of cardiorespiratory care. This is your opportunity to present educational content to your peers. If you believe you’re a content expert or possess unique knowledge on topics relevant to... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

RTs and patients come together at annual Summit

October 5, 2017

RTs and patients come together at annual Summit

The Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit was held on Oct. 3 in Indianapolis, IN. Respiratory Therapists, along with patients and their caregivers, came together for the annual Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Indianapolis, IN. Attendees collaborated to advocate for advancing the quality of care for chronic respiratory patients. Special guest speakers Claire... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

Growing Careers: The RT Mentor/Mentee Relationship

October 4, 2017

Growing Careers: The RT Mentor/Mentee Relationship

Respiratory care is a challenging profession and newcomers to the field can use all the help they can get. That’s where an RT mentor comes in, and when these seasoned professionals step up to guide less experienced RTs through the process of building their careers, good things happen for both. She understood me Ellen Becker... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

Rally to Congress

September 1, 2017

Rally to Congress

Join us Oct. 4–7 in Indianapolis, IN for the Rally to Congress charity motorcycle rally New this year for AARC Congress 2017 (Oct. 4–7) is Rally to Congress, a charity motorcycle rally sponsored by Draeger, Inc. Motorcyclists will ride from their hometowns to Indianapolis, IN, the AARC Congress 2017 host site. All funds raised through... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

CMS Stuns Pulmonary Community with Significant Drop in Payment for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

November 4, 2016

CMS Stuns Pulmonary Community with Significant Drop in Payment for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced final rules that update payments to hospitals under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System beginning Jan. 1, 2017 (CY 2017). These rules include payment for Pulmonary Rehabilitation. In setting payment rates under HOPPS, CMS assigns a Status Indicator to each code to determine how payment... Read more »

 Steve Bowden