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20 Jun

How the 1918 Flu Pandemic Helped Shape Respiratory Care

Images from the AARC Virtual Museum’s Influenza Gallery. One hundred years ago this year, the deadliest pandemic flu the world has ever seen swept around the globe, infecting about a third of the world’s population and killing some 20 to 50 million people, including about 675,000 in the U.S. First observed in Europe, America, and… Read more »

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20 Jun

5 Educators Offer 15 Tips on Exam Prep

Whether you’re still in RT school and just beginning to think about your credentialing exams or have now graduated and need to take them ASAP, your head is probably swimming with ideas about the best way to study. Respiratory care educators have spent their careers ensuring students have the knowledge they need to succeed on… Read more »

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13 Jun

Keeping the COPD National Action Plan a Priority

To help the COPD National Action Plan maximize its effectiveness and reach its goals, respiratory therapists need to learn the plan and how to apply it in their daily work with patients. “RTs need to download the plan and make sure they’re working the goals that are the most meaningful to the population they serve… Read more »

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13 Jun

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 15: Patient Advocacy Award

In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Sharman Lamka, president and founder of the FACES Foundation, discusses the National Patient Advocacy Award program. Lamka explains that the award is made possible through a collaborative effort between the FACES Foundation and the AARC as a way to uniquely recognize respiratory therapists. “It’s honoring RTs that go… Read more »

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13 Jun

To Do List: Earn Your Associate’s Degree. Check! Now on to Earning Your Bachelor’s Degree

Respiratory therapy students all across the country recently walked across the stage to accept their associate’s degree in respiratory care. Most of them are already in the workforce, learning the ropes at their first real jobs in the profession. For a growing number, though, the associate’s degree is just the first step in their education…. Read more »

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13 Jun

Raising the Age to Purchase Tobacco: How RTs Can Help

It’s well known the vast majority of smokers first took up the habit when they were still in their teens. Raising the age at which people can purchase tobacco products has been seen as a key weapon in the battle to curtail smoking among young adults in our country. AARC Member Sean Severson, MPH, RRT,… Read more »

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13 Jun

The Member Voice: Volunteering Refuels Career Passion

Volunteering presents great opportunities for personal and professional growth and is beneficial for RTs in all career stages. Passion for caring Like many RTs, a passion for caring for others led me to pursue a career in respiratory care. I learned fairly early in my career that it can be difficult to maintain a high… Read more »

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