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11 Apr

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 11: Guidelines for Ventilator Liberation

In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Neil MacIntyre, MD, FAARC, FCCP, defines ventilator discontinuation and discusses how guidelines have evolved and the differences between discontinuation and extubation. According to Dr. MacIntyre, ventilator discontinuation is the process of getting patients off of ventilator support and out of the ICU as they are recovering. “It consumes,… Read more »

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11 Apr

Thank You AARC Volunteers!

The volunteer efforts and engagement of our members make the AARC a true success. From serving on committees or in elected positions, taking part in focus groups, sharing expertise and mentoring skills in AARConnect, advocating for respiratory care issues, our members volunteer their time all while strengthening the AARC. April 15-21, 2018 is National Volunteer… Read more »

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11 Apr

Respiratory Therapists across U.S. Advocate for Telehealth Inclusion

The American Association for Respiratory Care kicked off its 2018 Virtual Lobby Campaign on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The three-week Campaign advocates for a new Telehealth Pilot focusing solely on respiratory therapists. This pilot will gather information on both the health impact and costs associated with respiratory therapists as telehealth practitioners. It will also help… Read more »

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11 Apr

Manager vs. Leader: How are They Different?

Are you a manager or a leader? While these two words are often used synonymously, they define distinct roles for employees. We asked AARC Members Kimberly Bennion, MHS, RRT, and Garry Kauffman, MPA, RRT, FAARC, to share their insight on this subject and to offer tips for developing leadership skills. How do you define Manager… Read more »

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11 Apr

Improving Remote Care

Technology tools help assist RTs with all aspects of delivering and managing care. They can even help RTs deliver care beyond the boundaries of the clinic. Micaela Sarazen, BSRT, RRT, RRT-NPS, a neuromuscular respiratory therapist at UC Davis Medical Center, shares how she uses technology tools to enhance her team’s delivery of remote care for… Read more »

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04 Apr

Clinical Documentation: What it Means for RTs and Why

Most clinicians view charting as a chore. But clinical documentation is a fact of life in health care with far reaching implications for hospitals and their patients. Respiratory care managers explain why bedside therapists need to take it seriously. Not charted? Not done! “There is a real simple statement that covers this,” said Jeff Davis,… Read more »

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04 Apr

Stand Out to Managers, Tips for BSRT Graduates

The Georgia State student externship enjoy learning and training at their clinical site, Piedmont Atlanta. In photo, Georgia State student externs, the Piedmont Atlanta educator Victoria Liu, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, ACCS (center, white coat), and Piedmont Atlanta Director of Respiratory Care Valerie David, MHA, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C (far right). You’ve earned your bachelor’s degree, now… Read more »

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