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17 Oct

Pre-course Fuels Leadership Inspiration

Dozens of individuals with an assortment of backgrounds and roles in respiratory care take part in the 2018 Summer Forum Women in Leadership pre-course. This presentation will reprise itself at the annual Congress meeting in December. To provide a wide variety of content options to Congress participants, the AARC offers pre-courses, one being the Women… Read more »

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17 Oct

The NBRC Video Series: NBRC Exam Security

In the fourth featured NBRC video, Lori Tinkler, MBA, discusses the importance of exam security and the steps they take to ensure confidentiality is maintained. “This includes not only the questions themselves, but also how they are arranged, displayed, and presented,” said Tinkler, CEO of the NBRC. She continues to review judicial and ethics policies… Read more »

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10 Oct

North Dakota Sets Focus on Educating Youth on E-Cigarettes

The North Dakota Department of Health developed a new position statement to include e-cigarettes in its tobacco prevention efforts, helping to educate parents and youth on the dangers of using electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Expanding tobacco prevention In keeping pace with the rise of e-cigarette products, the North Dakota Department of Health expanded its… Read more »

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10 Oct

Dealing with Patient Death and Dying: Advice for RTs

Respiratory therapists go to work every day thinking about how they can save the lives of their patients. But some of those patients will inevitably die, and coping with those situations can be a challenge for clinicians who are educated and trained to keep people breathing. Stephanie Williams, BS, RRT, is director of community programs… Read more »

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10 Oct

Elevator Speeches for RC Week and Beyond

No one knows for sure who invented the “elevator speech” — it’s been attributed to everyone from journalists to a quality test technician to Elisha Graves Otis, who invented a device that significantly improved the safety of actual elevators back in the 1850s. But the intent is the same: in a few short sentences (about… Read more »

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