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Winter Section Bulletins Online Now

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January 28, 2010

The AARC Specialty Sections have now published the Winter 2010 issues of their Bulletins online.

Here are your direct links to these informative publications:

  • Adult Acute Care: We have two great clinical articles this issue: an overview of chemical/biological agents, and part 4 of our series on carbon monoxide poisoning. Section Chair Mike Hewitt also updates us on section activities, including the development of a new Swap Shop on our web site and how adult acute care RTs can get more involved in transitioning patients to home.

  • Continuing Care/Rehabilitation: Section Chair Debbie Koehl reviews section activities and also provides some great tips on getting ready for the new Medicare benefit for pulmonary rehabilitation. We also have a short article on our 2009 Specialty Practitioner of the Year.

  • Diagnostics: Standardized bronchodilator administration during adult PFTs takes center stage here. Section Chair Melynn Wakeman shares the agenda from the section meeting at the Congress as well, and we have a short profile of our 2009 Specialty Practitioner of the Year.

  • Education: This issue is full of great information for educators, including articles on the difficulties involved in teaching students the FRC and the use of an audience response system to boost student participation in the classroom. Jim Allen shares another great cartoon as well. Section Chair Lynda Goodfellow updates everyone on section activities in 2009 and thanks our 2009 Specialty Practitioner of the Year for his long service to our section.

  • Home Care: As home care continues to face challenges, our authors continue to address the problems and what providers can and should be doing about them. In this edition, we present three different perspectives, including one from Brian Carlin, MD, FAARC.

  • Long Term Care: Section Chair Gene Gantt updates us on the section meeting at the AARC Congress and shares his take on health care reform and long term care. We also have a profile of our 2009 Specialty Practitioner of the Year and an article on what it means to be a leader in our specialty area.

  • Management: This issue includes articles on the business of health care, part one of a two-part story on how to construct a business plan, and a look at improving communication with staff. We also present a profile of our 2009 Specialty Practitioner of the Year and an overview of the new neonatal-pediatric transport exam and why transport RTs should take it.

  • Neonatal-Pediatrics: Our editors and chair share their perspectives in their Notes columns, and we have a provocative article on pediatric end-of-life care that will resonate with anyone who has ever been involved in caring for kids with terminal illnesses.

  • Sleep: Our new chair, Tony Stigall, MBA, RRT, RPSGT, pens his very first Notes column in this issue, and we also have an article on commercial truck drivers’ risk for OSA and an overview of OSA. Rounding out the issue is a profile of our 2009 Specialty Practitioner of the Year.

  • Surface & Air Transport: A medical mission with Children’s Heartlink takes center stage here, and we also have our first article to help you prepare for the C-NPT exam. Section Chair Steve Sittig updates us on section activities as well, and we share an article from AARC Times on this section’s project to deliver state-of-the-art stethoscopes to medics in Iraq.

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