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28 Feb

Let’s Celebrate Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week | March 8-14 Chronic lung disease patients depend on respiratory therapists to get them through the acute exacerbations caused by their conditions. But these patients need RTs to help them after the acute episode is over too, and that’s where pulmonary rehabilitation comes into play. These life-enhancing programs show patients how they… Read more »

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19 Feb

Good Press | February 2020

This month’s edition of Good Press features members saving lives, celebrating milestones, and sharing expertise with local news outlets.

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12 Feb

#AARCmemberforlife | Virtual Scavenger Hunt Shows Value of Membership

AARC member Helena F. Medkiff, MSHCM, RRT, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C, is currently the director of clinical education respiratory therapy and assistant professor of clinical cardiopulmonary science at Louisiana State University, School of Allied Health Professions. She teaches a respiratory fundamentals course at LSU, the first course students take that is specific to the respiratory system. Medkiff’s students are required to become student members of the AARC, but she doesn’t stop there in getting them more involved. During the second semester of her class, students take part in a virtual scavenger hunt assignment. The assignment involves the students visiting the multiple AARC websites and resources, to help them learn of all the benefits that come along with being a member.

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05 Feb

CHEST Makes Workforce Article Available to RT Community

Last fall, CHEST posted online an accepted paper that examined the cardiopulmonary workforce in the U.S., with special emphasis on the need for advanced practice providers (APPs) such as the advanced practice respiratory therapist (APRT) to meet ongoing needs. In response to a request from the AARC, the full text of that paper has now… Read more »

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