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30 Jan

See How You Measure Up with AARC Benchmarking

AARC Benchmarking defines comparison groups to assess how you stack up against similar hospitals, as well as give you access to performance metrics. AARC Benchmarking “AARC Benchmarking is not just an assessment of opportunities to reduce cost, but also about assessing what others may be doing better than you and how you can benefit from… Read more »

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30 Jan

Working with Difficult Coworkers

Coworkers who continually express negative comments or bad attitudes tend to bring down the morale of the entire team. How you deal with the situation can really make a difference. Timeout! Colorado therapist Kevin McQueen, MHA, RRT, RRT-ACCS, CPPS, CM, describes a difficult coworker as anyone who presents with disruptive behaviors — and that can… Read more »

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30 Jan

What RTs Need to Know About Acute Flaccid Myelitis

The CDC has been monitoring cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) on a state-by-state basis since 2014 when the disease was first identified among children across the country. In 2018, 201 confirmed cases were reported in 40 states, the vast majority of them in children age 18 and younger. Due to the rise in the… Read more »

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24 Jan

16 Organizations Achieve Excellence in Respiratory Care

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has named 16 organizations from across the U.S. as recipients of the 2019-2020 Apex Recognition Award. These award recipients demonstrate best practices in the profession and promote patient safety by providing access to respiratory therapists to deliver their care. Learn More About the Apex Recognition Award Winners: Acute… Read more »

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23 Jan

NBRC Video Series: Benefits of Specialty Credentials

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this seventh featured NBRC video, Lori Tinkler, MBA, discusses the importance of earning specialty credentials as a way to continuously advance your career. “Specialty credentialing helps you maintain control of your career,” said Tinkler, CEO of the NBRC. “Not only does it position you to obtain better jobs… Read more »

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23 Jan

Retaining Talent, Growing the Profession

Not only do managers work hard to hire quality employees, but they also strive to retain these talented employees. AARC Member David Vines, RRT, a program director at Rush University Medical Center, shares his tips for departments and hospitals looking to improve their talent retention. He also offers suggestions for RTs looking to ensure their… Read more »

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23 Jan

AARC Voice Heard at Patient Safety Movement Summit

Tom Kallstrom, second from the left, joins his fellow panelists for a discussion of the leading causes of in-hospital preventable deaths. For the seventh year in a row, the AARC played an integral role in the Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit convened by the Patient Safety Movement. This year the Summit was… Read more »

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16 Jan

AARC Corporate Partners Help Further Mission to Grow Profession

Nine Partners Announced for 2019 The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is proud to announce their 2019 Corporate Partners: Platinum Fisher & Paykel Hamilton Mallinckrodt Masimo Medtronic Monaghan Sunovion Vapotherm Silver Boehringer Ingelheim “Our corporate partners help the AARC further the respiratory care profession. Their support helps the AARC conduct top-quality educational and professional… Read more »

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16 Jan

New Report Highlights Flaws in Home Oxygen Therapy, Offers Steps Toward Improvement

Last fall, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) released a ATS Oxygen Workshop Report, complete with recommendations on how to improve home oxygen therapy. Deeming the current system inadequate, the report concludes that improved education and expectations will help us achieve optimal care. According to the report, “1.5 million adults in the U.S. use supplemental oxygen… Read more »

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