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14 Aug

Preventing VAE

Enable cookies to see embeded content. Michael Klompas, MPH, MD, from the Harvard Business School, discusses the changes in CDC guidelines regarding tracking ventilator associated events (VAE). He also offers tips and suggestions for RTs looking to prevent VAE. Watch More Big Ideas Theater Big Ideas Theater 2018 was filmed at the AARC Congress 2018… Read more »

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07 Aug

Value of AARC University

Lifelong learning remains paramount for respiratory therapists. While maintaining your license and credentials necessitates this learning, so too does the need for continual improvement and growth in your career. AARC University, a premier benefit for AARC Members, is the AARC’s online learning portal. You can register for a course, learn from the course content, pass… Read more »

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29 Jul

Epinephrine Availability Still in Question

Children will be headed back to school in just a few weeks and that means now is a great time for RTs to touch base with parents and school personnel about the ongoing problems with the availability of epinephrine injectors for the prevention of anaphylactic shock in allergic individuals. The beginning of the school year… Read more »

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29 Jul

Interdisciplinary Teams in the Neo/Peds Setting

Respiratory therapists are integral to the care of infants and children with conditions that affect the pulmonary system, and as such they are key members of interdisciplinary teams. How does this play out in children’s hospitals across the country? Four AARC members explain the value RTs add in their facilities and offer advice for neo/peds… Read more »

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29 Jul

Developing a Culture of Safety

This episode of the Current Topics in Respiratory Care video series features Michael Anderson, MBA, MD, presenting “Journey to Zero Harm – Developing a Culture of Safety.” Purchase Your DVD Today Can we be successful in the elimination of nosocomial patient harm? An international expert in patient safety will discuss the journey to zero harm…. Read more »

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29 Jul

RC Week Faves

Laurel Technical Institute RT students celebrate RC Week by volunteering and giving back to their communities. Regardless of where you work in respiratory care, you are likely to be touched in some way by National Respiratory Care Week (Oct. 20-26). From health fairs to employee breakfasts to giving out RC Week gear, RTs across the… Read more »

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29 Jul

Expanding the Profession

Enable cookies to see embeded content. Julie Essiam, ARCF International Fellowship Recipient, discusses her excitement to be working with the AARC to build the respiratory therapy profession in Africa. For Essiam, it’s all about saving lives. She also welcomes the expertise of AARC members, along with the best practices of the U.S., to help build… Read more »

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24 Jul

RT Student to the Rescue!

RT Student Sam Vang, left, put his new RT skills to work saving his dad’s life earlier this year. It was just a normal Saturday evening in the Vang household in St. Paul, MN. Sam Vang, an RT student in his first year at Saint Paul College, was at home with his mom when his… Read more »

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