Latest News

AARC News

12 Dec

Patient Safety Success Story

Baylor University Medical Center dramatically reduces instances of Failure to Rescue: Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression Article courtesy of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation Failure to identify and treat opioid-induced respiratory depression is unfortunately common with stories of patients found “dead in bed” in the hospital. That was the case for 12-year-old Leah Coufal. After undergoing successful… Read more »

Read More
28 Nov

Teaching Empathy: One Educator’s Perspective

Nearly every health care professional out there today got into the field because they wanted to help sick people get better. Those altruistic tendencies, however, can and sometimes do go by the wayside in the face of busy shifts, uncooperative patients, and cumbersome bureaucracy. Respiratory therapists are not immune to this erosion in compassion, but… Read more »

Read More
28 Nov

Developing COPD Peer Support Groups

Patient Education is an important tool for self-care. This GateWay Community College student is teaching diaphragmatic breathing by demonstrating and getting the patient to return-demonstration during pulmonary rehab at the clinic. (Photo Courtesy of Gateway Community College) Giving your COPD patients a network of peer support offers a platform for empathy and understanding. It’s a… Read more »

Read More
28 Nov

Are You Ready for Congress?

We are in the final countdown to Congress—are you ready? We put together a quick Congress Checklist to help you plan and prepare so you’ll have a great Congress experience. ✓ Register Online All Through Congress AARC Congress 2018 is filled with great sessions to help you brush up on your skills and knowledge of… Read more »

Read More
20 Nov

Thankful Thoughts from the AARC Executive Team

AARC Executive Team AARC members make this organization the success it is. More than that, you build and strengthen the respiratory care profession every day. As we prepare for this holiday season, the AARC executive team shares how grateful they are for each member. “The AARC is thankful for its members and will be a… Read more »

Read More
20 Nov

Thank You for Being a Member

AARC Board of Directors Members of the AARC Board of Directors express their appreciation and gratefulness for all AARC members. “I want to thank you for being a member of the AARC. Your membership represents your commitment to the respiratory therapy profession. It also represents your commitment to safe and effective patient care which all… Read more »

Read More