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06 Dec

Moving the Profession Forward: Degree Advancement

In 2015, the AARC established a goal calling for 80 percent of RTs to have, or be working toward, a bachelor’s degree by 2020. The AARC provides resources and tools to help individuals and educational programs achieve this initiative. Individual degree advancement Respiratory therapy degree advancement programs provide a pathway for respiratory therapists who have… Read more »

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06 Dec

Student Perspective: Gessilda C. Galang

The Benefits of the AARC House of Delegates and International Congress to RT students By Gessilda C. Galang Gessilda C. Galang Meeting with the AARC House of Delegates (HOD) was an eye-opening experience. It gave me a platform to interact with reputable professionals in my field and learn about the further prospects in my career…. Read more »

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28 Nov

Clinical Guideline Team Kicks Off

A team of AARC members from across North America embarked on a new clinical practice guideline development program earlier this November. Their work will continue through the next year and they have set publication goals of 2019. Clinical Guideline Team members hard at work during their kick-off workshop. This effort is made possible by the… Read more »

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28 Nov

4 COPD Questions for Dr. Meilan Han

As medical director of the Women’s Respiratory Health Program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and an investigator for the COPDGene study and the Subpopulations and Intermediate Outcome Measures In COPD study, Meilan Han, MD, MS, is intimately familiar with the needs of the COPD population. She addressed many of those concerns during… Read more »

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21 Nov

Special COPD Broadcast: “Remembering Leonard”

Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015 During the month of November, PBS is airing a special film: “Remembering Leonard.” This film looks at the life and legacy of Leonard Nimoy and his battle with COPD. The documentary was produced and directed by Nimoy’s daughter, Julie, and son-in-law, David Knight. Nimoy, best known for playing the role of Spock in… Read more »

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20 Nov

Special COPD Broadcast

Veteran journalist Ted Koppel with wife Grace Anne Dorney Koppel. To help further awareness of COPD, CBS will air a special segment on Sunday, Nov. 26, 9 a.m. EST as part of its CBS Sunday Morning series. The broadcast is hosted by veteran journalist Ted Koppel, who has a unique tie to this topic as… Read more »

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15 Nov

Reasons to Give: Support the ARCF this #GivingTuesday

Today is the day! Nov. 28 is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving and a great chance to support the American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF). As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, the ARCF is dedicated to promoting respiratory health through research, education, and patient-focused philanthropic activities in respiratory care. Make a Donation Today to the ARCF… Read more »

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