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15 Jan

Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2019, Neil MacIntyre, MD, FAARC, discusses ventilator-induced lung injury. Dr. MacIntyre believes RTs can have a great impact on the ICU and explains how ventilator settings from the operating room to the ICU need to properly translate. He also shares his three commandments… Read more »

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15 Jan

Soft Skills Add Solid Value

Communication…Teamwork…Adaptability…These soft skills, among others, bring value to your daily work. Combined with your technical skills, soft skills focus on how you do your job, not just on can you do your job. What are soft skills? Soft skills are traits that affect your ability to work with others. Contrasting, technical (or hard) skills are… Read more »

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15 Jan

Cheering for Your Team

You do great work each day. Your entire department does great work. But, does anyone outside your department know about it? Showing value—whether directly or indirectly—to colleagues beyond your department significantly helps build credibility and can boost morale. Share What’s Important “Find out what is important to your administrators and figure out how respiratory therapists… Read more »

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09 Jan

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Transporting the residents was a major undertaking.” When Delta Young, RRT, and her colleagues at Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Commack, NY, acquired new portable ventilators for their 28-bed ventilator unit earlier this year their goals for the new equipment were fairly modest. They wanted to give their ventilator-dependent patients a chance to… Read more »

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09 Jan

Physiological Rationale for Prone Positioning

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2019, Luís Blanch Torra, MD, PHD, from the Institut d’Investigacio i Innovacio Parc Tauli in Spain, discusses the effects and benefits of using prone positioning. Watch More Big Ideas Theater Dr. Blanch explains that prone positioning results in positive results for patients. Specifically,… Read more »

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03 Jan

Changes by the Administration to Step Back from its Policy on Flavored E-Cigarettes is Unacceptable

The American Association for Respiratory Care is extremely disappointed in the Administration’s limited plan to ban flavored e-cigarettes from the market. The ban would include flavored, cartridge-based e-cigarettes that contain vaping liquids (other than tobacco and menthol flavors) but would allow refillable-type products typically sold in vape shops to remain on the market. This policy… Read more »

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02 Jan

Importance and Value of Patient Advocacy

Patients are your top priority. Caring for them must be comprehensive and should be a partnership. RTs can be advocates for their patients. Your 2019 National Respiratory Patient Advocacy Award Winner Kayelene Horne, BSRT, RRT-NPS, RCP, AE-C, shares her best practice tips for patient advocacy. Kayelene’s Tips Kayelene Horne teaching children about respiratory conditions. Focus… Read more »

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02 Jan

Goal Planning Tips for the New Year

The new year brings an opportunity for taking a fresh look at the year ahead to assess and plan. This means it’s a great chance to refine your goal planning skills. We asked AARC members to share some of their tips. Have a foundation “Being a middle manager, I have to keep in alignment with… Read more »

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26 Dec

Big Ideas Theater | Growing the Profession

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2019, AARC President Karen Schell, DHSc, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-SDS, RPFT, RPSGT, AE-C, CTTS, discusses how the AARC board is moving forward with the six horizon goals, helping to grow the profession. Watch More Big Ideas Theater Schell explained that 2019 has been filled… Read more »

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26 Dec

#AARCmemberforlife | My Journey as an AARC Member

Diamond Tildon at the AARC Congress By Diamond Tildon, RRT The value I have in being a part of our professional organization is beyond what some may think. Working to meet our needs First, as a student, I was informed of our state society, the Respiratory Care Society of Washington (RCSW), and our national affiliate,… Read more »

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