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29 Jan

Value of Cross-Training

Department teams across the organization strive to reach the same goal, and collaborative work environments help support this effort. Adding cross-training to your team strengthens these collaborative efforts. Taking time to be educated and ready to support not only fellow department colleagues but also other departments, will benefit your organization as you all work to… Read more »

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22 Jan

#AARCLobby | Advocacy for 2020

The AARC advocacy program for 2020 takes on the mindset to “Be an Advocate, Every Day.” Although we will continue to dedicate times to send targeted messages to the Hill, we want you to support advocacy efforts throughout the year. Instead of just focusing on a single piece of legislation—or legislation that primarily benefits respiratory… Read more »

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22 Jan

Value of Specializing in Your Career

One of the added benefits of pursuing a respiratory therapy career is the wide variety of avenues you can take. Seeking credentials to help you specialize in your career path adds value to your experience in the profession. We checked in with your AARC Sleep Specialty Section Chair Jessica Schweller, MS, APRN-CNP, RRT-SDS, for her… Read more »

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22 Jan

Good Press – January 2020

This month’s edition of Good Press features members receiving awards, helping a patient with a mystery illness, and sharing their expertise with the local news.

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15 Jan

Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2019, Neil MacIntyre, MD, FAARC, discusses ventilator-induced lung injury. Dr. MacIntyre believes RTs can have a great impact on the ICU and explains how ventilator settings from the operating room to the ICU need to properly translate. He also shares his three commandments… Read more »

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15 Jan

Soft Skills Add Solid Value

Communication…Teamwork…Adaptability…These soft skills, among others, bring value to your daily work. Combined with your technical skills, soft skills focus on how you do your job, not just on can you do your job. What are soft skills? Soft skills are traits that affect your ability to work with others. Contrasting, technical (or hard) skills are… Read more »

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15 Jan

Cheering for Your Team

You do great work each day. Your entire department does great work. But, does anyone outside your department know about it? Showing value—whether directly or indirectly—to colleagues beyond your department significantly helps build credibility and can boost morale. Share What’s Important “Find out what is important to your administrators and figure out how respiratory therapists… Read more »

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09 Jan

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Transporting the residents was a major undertaking.” When Delta Young, RRT, and her colleagues at Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Commack, NY, acquired new portable ventilators for their 28-bed ventilator unit earlier this year their goals for the new equipment were fairly modest. They wanted to give their ventilator-dependent patients a chance to… Read more »

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09 Jan

Physiological Rationale for Prone Positioning

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2019, Luís Blanch Torra, MD, PHD, from the Institut d’Investigacio i Innovacio Parc Tauli in Spain, discusses the effects and benefits of using prone positioning. Watch More Big Ideas Theater Dr. Blanch explains that prone positioning results in positive results for patients. Specifically,… Read more »

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