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26 Mar

COVID-19: Joint Statement & Guidance Document on Multiple Patients Per Ventilator

The AARC issued a joint statement with various professional medical organizations from across the U.S. this week, addressing the question of placing multiple patients on one ventilator. The consensus statement includes the following organizations: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation… Read more »

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23 Mar

COVID-19: AARC Office Goes Remote

Dear AARC members, During this unprecedented time we wanted to let you know that we are doing everything we can to avoid any disruption of the level of service you have come to expect from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). With the on-going uncertainty of what feels like hourly updates on the Coronavirus… Read more »

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20 Mar

Respiratory Therapists: Warriors in the Fight Against COVID-19

These Unsung Heroes Stand Ready and United for Patient Care “Now, more than ever before, the role of the respiratory therapist is vital to the health of our nation,” said AARC Executive Director Tom Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAARC. “Respiratory therapists sacrifice and dedicate themselves to helping their patients and their communities during this time of… Read more »

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17 Mar

RTs, Thank You for Fighting COVID-19

We thank respiratory therapists around the world for your patience, professionalism, hard work, sacrifice, and commitment to providing excellent patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health care is constantly changing and due to recent events, we need respiratory therapists now more than ever. Your personal and professional sacrifices do not go unnoticed. Many of you… Read more »

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