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21 Feb

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 8: Adaptive Servo Ventilation and Central Sleep Apnea

In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Jessica Schweller MS, RRT, RRT-SDS, RN, CNP, discusses the difference between central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea. Schweller explains the importance of regular patient evaluation for central sleep apnea because a patient’s health status is ever-changing. Schweller opens this episode describing how central sleep apnea and obstructive… Read more »

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21 Feb

New AHA Video Includes Bold Goal

The American Heart Association (AHA) released a new video about their latest campaign to reduce deaths related to cardiac arrest. According to the AHA, 475,000 people die from cardiac arrest in the United States each year. They are challenging everyone to help bring that number to zero. According to AHA Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Marketing… Read more »

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14 Feb

Patient Voices Heard at Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit

Respiratory therapists came together with chronic lung disease patients at the AARC’s Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit in Indianapolis last fall, opening up lines of communication and building partnerships that will ultimately help advance the quality of care for patients. Amber Galer, BS, RRT, who served as the 2017 Summit coordinator, outlined the benefits for patients… Read more »

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14 Feb

Patient Focus: Christine Hartling Cherishes “Her Kids”

Christine Hartling, center, seen here with FACES Foundation President and Co-founder Sharman Lamka and AARC Chief Business Officer Tim Myers, MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC, was proud to receive the first ever AARC/FACES Foundation National Respiratory Patient Advocacy Award. Christine Hartling, MHM, RRT, RRT-NPS, has a motto that has served her well in her work with… Read more »

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14 Feb

Involvement is Where You Find Value

Aaron Light, DHSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, is the program director at Ozarks Technical Community College. He recently took time to reflect on his career path and share how he found value in maintaining membership in the AARC. What Does AARC Membership Do for You? The bigger picture Aaron Light learned that getting involved in the AARC… Read more »

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14 Feb

SPOTY Spotlight: Monica Schibig

These cute and caring volunteers show off their sandwich boards. This month in our Specialty Practitioner of the Year (SPOTY) Spotlight series, we’re learning more about our Education SPOTY: Monica Schibig, MA, RRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT. Join the Education Specialty Section! Back to the beginning Monica Schibig, MA, RRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT was named 2017 Specialty Practitioner… Read more »

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