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24 Jan

New Report Released on E-Cig Consequences

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report on Jan. 23 that details the potential consequences of the use of e-cigarettes. The report was conducted at the request of the Center for Tobacco Products of the Food and Drug Administration. The purpose of the study is to review the available evidence of… Read more »

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24 Jan

Catching Up with Dr. Toni Rodriguez, AARC President 2007-2008

“I continued working in the profession during this time because I was hooked. It was exciting gratifying work and I loved it.” Dr. Toni Rodriguez     This month in our Catching Up series, we’re learning more about Toni Rodriguez EdD, RRT, FAARC, AARC president 2007-2008. Describe Your Career Path Dr. Rodriguez: I started in… Read more »

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17 Jan

Now Accepting Abstracts for the 2018 OPEN FORUM

OPEN FORUM serves as a great platform for members of the respiratory care profession to share original research with their colleagues. The OPEN FORUM is one of the most anticipated events at the AARC Congress. After all, where else can respiratory therapists hear about original research conducted by and for members of their profession? For… Read more »

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17 Jan

SPOTY Spotlight: Donna Tanner

This month in our Specialty Practitioner of the Year (SPOTY) Spotlight series, we’re learning more about our Adult Acute Care SPOTY: Donna Tanner, MHA, MBA, RRT, RRT-ACCS. Bedside has her heart Donna Tanner, MHA, MBA, RRT, RRT-ACCS was named 2017 Specialty Practitioner of the Year for the Adult Acute Care Specialty Section. “I love the… Read more »

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17 Jan

RT Collaboration Across the Globe

ARCF Fellow Alfred Aidoo (center) spends time with RT students at Weber State University during his visit to Utah as part of his Fellowship. Through the ARCF International Fellowship Program, non U.S. health care professionals visit the U.S. to observe respiratory care. We recently connected with ARCF Fellow Alfred Aidoo from Ghana, one of this… Read more »

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10 Jan

Just Released: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certificate Course

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) just released a new Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certificate Course. Through a partnership with the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), the class offers respiratory therapists the opportunity to earn a specialized certificate in Pulmonary Rehabilitation. They will also increase their value as a respiratory therapist by helping… Read more »

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10 Jan

This is What You Need to Know about Coding

Respiratory therapists spend most of their time helping patients breathe better. In a perfect world, that’s all they would need to be concerned with doing. But health care is a business too, and clinicians everywhere should have a good understanding of how the services they render are paid. In health care, reimbursement is governed by… Read more »

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