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05 Feb

#AARCLobby | Get Ready to TAKE ACTION

Our first #AARCLobby TAKE ACTION campaign for 2020 kicks off Monday, Feb. 10 and runs through Friday, Feb. 14. Now is the time to contact your elected officials regarding the CONNECT Act and SMART Act. Telehealth is Still a Priority The House and Senate have introduced identical versions of the CONNECT (Creating Opportunities Now for… Read more »

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31 Jan

AARC Board of Directors Announcement: Advance Practice Respiratory Therapist Scope of Practice

By 2030 the United States is predicted to have a shortfall of 1,300 to 12,000 Cardiologists and Pulmonologists. As identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three of the top five leading causes of death are diseases of the cardiopulmonary system. Combining these problems with the aging population in the United States obligates… Read more »

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29 Jan

#AARCLobby | Be An Advocate, Every Day

The AARC advocates each day to support the profession, and we encourage RTs all over the U.S. to join in the effort. We checked in with Terri Lesser, RRT, for her take on the importance and value of advocacy. Have an Advocacy Agenda Terri Lesser, RRT, graduated from Washburn University in May 1989 and has… Read more »

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29 Jan

The Emerging Role of the Respiratory Therapist in PAH

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2019, Tonya Zeiger, RRT, CPFT, discusses the vital role respiratory therapists play in delivering care to patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. She explains how educational opportunities have grown through the partnering of the AARC and Pulmonary Hypertension Association to develop courses and credits… Read more »

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29 Jan

Antibiotics & Pneumonia – What You Should Know

Last summer, Intermountain Healthcare published a study on the effects of broad-spectrum antibiotics on patients with pneumonia. The study summarized that often the use of administering the antibiotics to these patients could do more harm than good. We asked AARC Member Mike Hess, MPH, RRT, RPFT, to share his key takeaways from the study. Mike’s… Read more »

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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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