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11 May

AARC Partners with UHC on Mechanical Ventilation White Paper

Safe Initiation and Management of Mechanical Ventilation White Paper Now Available A new white paper published by the AARC and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) aims to improve the safe initiation and management of mechanical ventilation. “The UHC represents major academic medical centers across the country, and thus has a huge influence on policies,” says AARC… Read more »

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10 May

Illinois Respiratory Therapists Drive OSA Protocol

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is increasingly being recognized as a mortality risk in hospitals, but identifying patients who may have the condition and don’t know it — or have it and are not compliant with treatment — has been a challenge. At 395-bed Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield, IL, respiratory therapists are leading the charge… Read more »

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09 May

AARC Applauds FDA Move to Regulate All Tobacco Products

This long-awaited, landmark rule gives the FDA power over e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems, cigars, and more. The AARC has been working with its partners in the anti-tobacco arena for years to convince the FDA to regulate e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. Those efforts came to fruition on May 5, when the federal… Read more »

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03 May

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Good Press: AARC Members in the News features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Brett Vinson Laurie Giangola Christie Concepcion Robert Vega Ed Anderson touts a new articulation agreement between his community college and the University of Kansas (KU) in this article in the Leader & Times out of Kansas. The agreement will… Read more »

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03 May

Respiratory Therapist Helps Girls With Asthma Run

AARC member Ronda Bradley helps 11-year-old Lielani and other girls with asthma safely participate in 5K races. Girls on the Run is a national organization that supports 5Ks just for girls, and last year more than 179,000 girls from 49 states and the District of Columbia participated in more than 350 end-of-season events. Ronda Bradley’s… Read more »

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02 May

Asthma Education Resources for the Respiratory Therapist

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and World Asthma Day is May 3. The increased focus on asthma in the month of May can serve as a great motivator to improve your own asthma skills and gain your continuing education credits at the same time. Here are a few asthma education resources from the AARC. Save 25% on… Read more »

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02 May

Get Involved in Asthma Awareness

Spread the word: Respiratory therapists are experts on the subject of asthma. Community Involvement Read how AARC member Janelle Gardiner established herself as an expert in her community to raise awareness of asthma. Asthma is a key condition treated by respiratory therapists, and as such, respiratory therapists are uniquely positioned to do some good in the community… Read more »

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27 Apr

AARC Photo of the Year Contest

All year, the Association has been collecting photos from AARC members for our AARC Photo of the Year Contest. Now it’s time to select the winning photo to be featured on the August 2017 AARC Times cover. Congratulations to this year’s Photo Contest Finalists, who each received a free AARC membership renewal! View the photos… Read more »

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26 Apr

Hawaii Achieves Permanent Licensure for RTs

Hawaii Governor David Ige, front right, joined Senator Roz Baker, front left, in a group shot with RTs from the Hawaii Society for Respiratory Care during the signing ceremony on Monday. Photo courtesy of Hawaii Governor. April 26, 2016 – A journey that was 30 years in the making came to a close on Monday,… Read more »

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