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03 Jan

Changes by the Administration to Step Back from its Policy on Flavored E-Cigarettes is Unacceptable

The American Association for Respiratory Care is extremely disappointed in the Administration’s limited plan to ban flavored e-cigarettes from the market. The ban would include flavored, cartridge-based e-cigarettes that contain vaping liquids (other than tobacco and menthol flavors) but would allow refillable-type products typically sold in vape shops to remain on the market. This policy… Read more »

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02 Jan

Importance and Value of Patient Advocacy

Patients are your top priority. Caring for them must be comprehensive and should be a partnership. RTs can be advocates for their patients. Your 2019 National Respiratory Patient Advocacy Award Winner Kayelene Horne, BSRT, RRT-NPS, RCP, AE-C, shares her best practice tips for patient advocacy. Kayelene’s Tips Kayelene Horne teaching children about respiratory conditions. Focus… Read more »

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02 Jan

Goal Planning Tips for the New Year

The new year brings an opportunity for taking a fresh look at the year ahead to assess and plan. This means it’s a great chance to refine your goal planning skills. We asked AARC members to share some of their tips. Have a foundation “Being a middle manager, I have to keep in alignment with… Read more »

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26 Dec

Big Ideas Theater | Growing the Profession

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2019, AARC President Karen Schell, DHSc, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-SDS, RPFT, RPSGT, AE-C, CTTS, discusses how the AARC board is moving forward with the six horizon goals, helping to grow the profession. Watch More Big Ideas Theater Schell explained that 2019 has been filled… Read more »

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26 Dec

#AARCmemberforlife | My Journey as an AARC Member

Diamond Tildon at the AARC Congress By Diamond Tildon, RRT The value I have in being a part of our professional organization is beyond what some may think. Working to meet our needs First, as a student, I was informed of our state society, the Respiratory Care Society of Washington (RCSW), and our national affiliate,… Read more »

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18 Dec

Good Press – December 2019

This month’s edition of Good Press features members receiving award recognition, sharing their expertise with local news groups, and organizing community presentations. CHECK IT OUT

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18 Dec

3 Questions to Ask Your Mentor

Mentorship opportunities—whether you’re the mentor or mentee—offer great opportunities to foster professional growth and networking. But how do you get to that point? We checked in with Diana Livingston, BA, RRT, from the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, NM, to learn what three questions you should ask your mentor— #1 – What books… Read more »

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18 Dec

Children and Vaping: How One RT is Educating His Community

Serious illnesses linked to vaping – many of them in children and teens – have raised alarm throughout the medical community. That has certainly been the case at Kevin McQueen’s hospital in Colorado Springs, CO. When he provided a lecture on the topic at Grand Rounds earlier this year, the lecture room was packed to… Read more »

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11 Dec

Focus on Self-Care: Shift Recovery

Every RT has worked a shift that brought them to their knees. Recovering from these grueling shifts isn’t easy, but veteran therapists have learned how to do it. Two of them share their experiences with us here. Multifaceted approach Like most bedside therapists, Marie Agustin, RRT, says the level of care she is assigned to… Read more »

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