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31 Oct

Smoking Leads to Excessive Cancer Deaths, More Money for Tobacco Control Could Help

Respiratory therapists regularly advocate for increased spending on tobacco control measures. Unfortunately, tobacco control often gets the short end of the stick in state budgets. New research from investigators at the American Cancer Society suggests that’s taking a toll. Based on large prospective U.S. studies and state-specific smoking prevalence data, they calculated the population-attributable fraction… Read more »

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27 Oct

Good Press: AARC Members in the News November

Good Press: AARC Members in the News features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Valerie Norwood Janet Fantazia Valerie Norwood talks about her hospital’s new body plethysmograph in this article in The Daily World out of Washington State — including its kid-friendly features. “One on-screen image has a birthday cake with candles on… Read more »

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20 Oct

Love Is in the Air at AARC Congress 2016

Krupa and Nelson posing for their first photo as Fiancés. Ashlyn Krupa couldn’t have been more excited to have her abstract accepted to this year’s Open Forum, and sharing it with her colleagues on Monday was a big thrill for this Boise State University RT student. Little did she know the excitement wouldn’t end with… Read more »

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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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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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