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31 Aug

AARC Sends Condolences to Claire Wineland Family

Claire Wineland Presenting at AARC Congress 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. At the AARC Congress 2017 meeting, Claire Wineland delivered a heartfelt keynote message on her experiences living with cystic fibrosis. Last week she underwent a lung transplant surgery and endured complications. On Sunday, Sept. 2, Claire’s struggle ended when she passed away. The AARC family… Read more »

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29 Aug

Fueling the Passion for Research

Helping students find research opportunities fuels their passion for respiratory care and builds the profession overall. Aaron Light, DHSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, respiratory care program director at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO, shares tips on helping students get involved in research projects. Have a Plan In Light’s program, students perform research projects in their… Read more »

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29 Aug

Educating Youth about the Dangers of Smoking

Smoking cigarettes has always had a certain appeal to children anxious to try out perceived adult behaviors. But picking up the habit in childhood can have lasting – and devastating – effects. Respiratory therapists can play a big role in making sure fewer children take up the habit and end up with a smoking-related disease…. Read more »

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28 Aug

Survey for Patients Using Supplemental Oxygen

For years, the American Association for Respiratory Care has been hearing from patients who use supplemental (home) oxygen, about the problems they face – from delivery, to insufficient amounts for day to day living, to a complete lack of access for liquid oxygen. Now, for the first time in years, the Centers for Medicare and… Read more »

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22 Aug

Five Great Bits of Advice for New RT Students

Every fall hundreds of students walk into a respiratory care classroom for the first time. They all see themselves helping to care for patients who are struggling to breathe, but how they will get from their first day of class to the bedside is still a mystery to most of these students. Nickie Mabery, RRT… Read more »

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22 Aug

Sputum Bowl Champions Share Tips for Competition Success

National and State Sputum Bowl Champions from Collin College visited the AARC Office along with their program instructors. Back row, from L to R: Jake Malan, Cesar Romero, Patrick Forsythe, Ryan Edinger, and Julie Boganwright (instructor). Front row, from L to R: Araceli Solis (instructor), Kebron Isayas, and Jennifer Moreles. Collin College is not only… Read more »

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22 Aug

Great Experiences Packed Into AARC Congress 2018

AARC Congress 2018 is filled with informative and innovative sessions to help you brush up on your skills and knowledge of the respiratory care profession. But did you know there’s more? From the Welcome Party to the Sputum Bowl, Congress is packed with great events and activities. Here are 12 event highlights you can experience… Read more »

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15 Aug

The NBRC Video Series: NBRC Credentials and How to Earn Them

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In our second NBRC video, Lori Tinkler, MBA, goes over the credentials offered by the NBRC and why respiratory therapists should pursue them. “Earning an NBRC credential is a true testament to the skills and strengths required for excellence in the profession,” said Tinkler, who is CEO of the… Read more »

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15 Aug

High School Students “Major” in Respiratory Therapy

Most high school students take a wide variety of electives to find out what interests them most and what they might want to pursue as a career after graduation. At Southwest Career and Technical Academy (SWCTA) in Las Vegas, NV, it gets a little more serious than that. Students who attend this academic center not… Read more »

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