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01 Mar

De-License RTs in Iowa? Don’t Count on It!

Tuesday, Feb. 21 dawned as just another winter’s day for RTs in Iowa. But it sure didn’t end that way. Late in the afternoon leaders in the Iowa Society for Respiratory Care (IaSRC) were contacted by their lobbyist, Matt Eide, who told them a bill had just been introduced into the legislature calling for the… Read more »

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15 Feb

“Dripping” is the Latest E-Cigarette Concern

Growing evidence suggests there are multiple harms associated with the use of e-cigarettes, and most respiratory therapists caution their patients against their use. Not only do these electronic devices contain dangerous chemicals like formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acrolein, they are also increasingly being used as a substitute for cigarettes rather than as a path to quitting…. Read more »

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09 Feb

GOLD Issues 2017 Report

The 2017 GOLD Report includes some notable changes for respiratory therapists involved in the care, treatment, and disease management of COPD patients. Developed by an internationally-recognized group of clinicians, the updated recommendations specifically call for – Separation of spirometric values from the “ABCD” grouping of patients by symptoms and risk of exacerbations. According to the… Read more »

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26 Jan

Sputum Bowl 2017: 15 Practitioner Teams Needed by July 15

The Sputum Bowl has been a part of AARC tradition since 1978. The lights. The action. The costumes. The fabulous half-time entertainment. The Sputum Bowl has been a time-honored tradition at the AARC Congress since 1978. Uniquely “RT,” the Bowl is THE number one place to test your respiratory care knowledge against the best of… Read more »

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24 Jan

AHRQ Releases New Toolkit for Mechanically Ventilated Patients

A new mechanical ventilation toolkit that benefited from AARC involvement is now available. The Toolkit To Improve Safety for Mechanically Ventilated Patients includes four modules designed to assist ICUs in implementing the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), an innovative safety and quality intervention designed to help teams identify and learn from defects, improve safety culture,… Read more »

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