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01 May

AARC Asks President Obama to Act Now

The FDA proposed a regulation to extend its authority over all unregulated tobacco products – including e-cigarettes, hookahs, and cigars – more than a year ago. Now the AARC has joined 30 fellow organizations in writing to President Obama urging him to quickly act on that proposal to ensure children are protected against the aggressive marketing… Read more »

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29 Apr

AARC Celebrates Asthma Allergy Month

According to the CDC, asthma affects 18.7 million adults and 6.8 million children in the U.S. alone. As such, it’s a condition that’s always on the minds of public health officials and media outlets, and there is no better time than the month of May to get the word out to these folks about the… Read more »

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29 Apr

Peak Performance Makes a Difference

With asthma as the focus in May, it’s a perfect time to take a look at AARC’s Peak Performance program. A program geared to educating school nurses, administrators and teachers about asthma, it’s a way you can make a positive difference in the lives of students in your community. By enrolling in the Peak Performance… Read more »

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28 Apr

Get Peak Flow Meters for Your Community Events

AARC is offering free disposable peak flow meters for community event activities to AARC members. Taking asthma education into your community events like health screenings and county fairs is one way to raise the visibility of respiratory therapists and to educate the public about their health and the great work respiratory therapists do. Now, for… Read more »

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27 Apr

Ventilator Alarm Webcast Planned

AARC will be participating in a webcast sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) on ventilator alarms. Scheduled for May 11 from noon to 1 p.m. (Eastern), Nurses and Respiratory Therapists: Working Together for Safe Alarm Systems Management will feature a nurse and a respiratory therapist who will examine how nursing… Read more »

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22 Apr

AARC Seeks Support of Texas COPD and Asthma Bills

The State Capitol Building in Austin, Texas AARC has asked Texas respiratory therapists to get behind an initiative in the state that would establish a COPD and asthma strategic plan. The Texas COPD and asthma bills, in both the Texas Senate and House, are asking for the establishment of such a plan within the Texas… Read more »

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21 Apr

Reaching Out Through AARConnect

Karen Schell A while back, AARC member Karen Schell reached out through AARConnect to all of the AARC Specialty Sections, asking for the donation of equipment and supplies to help support a mission to Ghana. Karen, who is from Kansas, and fellow AARC member Lisa Trujillo, from Utah, are traveling to Ghana on a yearly… Read more »

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20 Apr

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Michael Bustos Ray Hernandez Clifton Dennis Susan McQuade Mark Lotz Peggy Lange Alan Slaydon Dallas Aune Good Press spotlights AARC members mentioned in the news media at a local and national level. Here is the latest list of news makers: Holly Marocchi and Celeste Belyea’s Sea Puffers travel agency for COPD patients is featured in this… Read more »

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16 Apr

Saint Clare Receives Patient Safety Award

RTs at Saint Clare’s Health System are proud of their Josie King Culture of Safety Hero Award. Respiratory therapists work hard to ensure patient safety every day, and they certainly don’t expect anyone to congratulate them for their efforts. But it sure is nice when someone does. Just ask the RTs at the Saint Clare’s… Read more »

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15 Apr

The Value of Membership: Get Your Continuing Education Here

What does AARC do for you? If that’s a question you find yourself asking from to time, we’ve got plenty of answers for you – starting with the continuing education benefit you get. And here’s the great thing: you can count it in dollars and cents. An average number of CRCE credits needed per year… Read more »

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