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12 Oct

RSV Experience Leads Member to Be an RT

Olivia Ervin has come a long way since a scary bout with RSV as an infant, which ultimately put her mom on the path to becoming an RT. October is RSV Awareness Month, and for one AARC member, that has special meaning. It was December of 2002. Nikki Ervin, RRT-NPS, and her young family embarked on… Read more »

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11 Oct

AARC Disaster Relief Fund Activated for Victims of Matthew

AARC members in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina who sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Matthew may now be eligible for assistance via the AARC’s Disaster Relief Fund. Those living in federally-declared disaster areas can apply for a grant of up to $500, either online or by mail using our downloadable application… Read more »

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06 Oct

Good Press: AARC Members in the News October

Good Press: AARC Members in the News August features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Holly Tull Jennifer Watts Tom Anderson Holly Tull talks about infant CPR instruction for parents and other caregivers in this article and video on the CBS-TV website out of Yakima, WA. “We want to make sure that they… Read more »

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06 Oct

Minnesota RTs Help Implement Continuous Capnography Program

Lange believes other therapists can play a significant role in similar programs in their facilities and urges them to take on the challenge Respiratory depression is a serious medical problem that can lead to unnecessary death. Continuous capnography can alert clinicians to the development of respiratory depression in time to do something about it. Hospitals… Read more »

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29 Sep

This May Explain the Gender Gap You See In Cystic Fibrosis Mortality

Respiratory therapists know their cystic fibrosis patients are living longer and longer lives, but to keep that trend going, new treatments are needed. This is especially true for women with the disease, who tend to have higher mortality rates and shorter lifespans. Researchers from several U.S. universities believe they have uncovered biological mechanisms that may… Read more »

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22 Sep

AARC Election 2017 Results Announced

Voting in AARC Election 2017 ended on Sept. 14, and President Frank Salvatore has announced the results. The results of this year’s officers and directors election are: Vice-President of Internal Affairs Natalie Napolitano, MPH, RRT-NPS, AE-C, CTTS, FAARC Vice-President of External Affairs Sheri Tooley, BSRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT, AE-C Secretary Treasurer Karen Schell, DHSc, BSRC, RRT-NPS,… Read more »

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15 Sep

Good Press: AARC Members in the News September

Good Press: AARC Members in the News September features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Keith Terry Carl Rizzo Christopher Trotter and Keith Terry were pleased to accept CoARC’s Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award on behalf of their RT program at the AARC Summer Forum, reports this article in the Huntington, WV, Herald-Dispatch. … Read more »

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01 Sep

Louisiana Members Benefit from AARC Disaster Relief Fund

When flooding ravaged parts of Louisiana earlier this month, the Louisiana Society reached out to AARC to request an activation of the Association’s Disaster Relief Fund to assist members who had lost property in the affected areas. This past week, AARC disbursed $8500 in Disaster Relief Fund grants to 17 members in Louisiana who qualified… Read more »

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