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11 Jul

Quality Management and the Respiratory Therapist

Quality management is a key component of healthcare, and respiratory care managers play an integral role in making it happen for their departments. What are they doing and why? Several managers weigh in. Measurements are crucial Holly Tull, BASM, RRT, respiratory care manager at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital in Yakima, WA, believes respiratory care departments… Read more »

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11 Jul

What RTs Can Do to Keep Smokers from Losing Hope

Quitting smoking is the hardest thing many people will ever try to do in their lives, and most of them have to make multiple attempts before they are successful. Ensuring these smokers don’t lose hope during the prolonged journey toward tobacco freedom can be hard for clinicians like respiratory therapists. Two RTs who specialize in… Read more »

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03 Jul

PFTs in Children: Which Interface is Best?

Performing pulmonary function tests in young children can pose special challenges, in part because they don’t like the mouthpiece and noseclips required for many of the tests. A recent study in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis found the facemask could be a more child-friendly option for the multiple breath washout (MBW) test, which is often… Read more »

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03 Jul

Student Perspective: Amanda Hreiz

Amanda Hreiz, of Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, VA, discusses her experience as a student representative on the Virginia Society for Respiratory Care Board. Put Your Student Benefits to Work By Amanda Hreiz AARC Student Member Amanda Hreiz Since I began my journey as a respiratory therapy student, I have recently had the… Read more »

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02 Jul

Save The Date! ARCF Annual Fundraiser Gala Set for Dec. 3

Celebrate & Support Respiratory Care at the ARCF Annual Fundraiser Gala A Night With the Mob Dec. 3, 2018 7–10 p.m. The Mob Museum Las Vegas, NV Tickets on Sale Now! Proceeds from the event benefit respiratory therapists worldwide through our grants and scholarships, as well as the International Fellowship Program. The ARCF builds funding… Read more »

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26 Jun

Apex is Coming, It’s Time to Prepare

The AARC Apex Recognition Award is a premier recognition program for respiratory care departments. The 2018 application period will open on Oct. 1, 2018; however, we’re giving you a head start on preparing for the Apex application. Apex standards and documentation requirements can be reviewed online at the AARC site. Start Preparing Your Apex Application… Read more »

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26 Jun

Building Patient Trust Requires Action

The relationship between the RT and patient must be built with trust. Having a strong foundation of patient trust is mutually beneficial, and ultimately leads to an overall improved patient experience. AARC Member Karen M. Sicard, RRT, RCP, discusses the importance of building trust and offers suggestions. Be active “Patient trust. In my 40 years… Read more »

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25 Jun

Summer Forum Combines Vacation and Learning

Summer Forum 2018 (July 17-19, 2018) will soon be here, and we’re excited. From the stellar program and presenters to the beautiful destination, Summer Forum 2018 is a unique professional development meeting. In fact, it’s a great way to: Have a vacation In addition to this being a fantastic summer leadership meeting filled with dynamic… Read more »

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