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02 Jan

Neil MacIntyre Discusses Permissive Hypoxemia

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2018, Neil MacIntyre, MD, FAARC, discusses permissive hypoxemia and the idea of letting the PO2 levels fall if it protects the lung. He also introduces the idea of using focused oxygen for patients as well as theories related to PO2. Big Ideas Theater… Read more »

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02 Jan

Keeping Your Cool in a Busy Emergency Room

Emergency departments live up to their name — they truly are places of last resort for patients suffering from everything from severe asthma attacks to life-threatening injuries. Respiratory therapists are part of the team and they must remain calm under pressure. Chaos is common As a respiratory therapist at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, MA,… Read more »

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02 Jan

Surviving Budget Cuts

Budget cuts at work will likely happen at least once in your professional career. AARC Members Dana Evans, MHA, RRT, RRT-NPS, Cheryl A. Hoerr, MBA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC, and Kim Bennion, MsHS, RRT, CHC, share their tips and experiences to help RTs and managers survive and thrive through budget cuts. Survival tips Make a plan:… Read more »

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26 Dec

AARC Times Countdown to All-Digital Begins!

When AARC Times published its first issue back in July of 1977 we were living in a different world. Computers were huge machines located in warehouse-like rooms in big companies, universities, and government facilities. Telephones were the size of your average tissue box and most of them were still tethered to the wall with a… Read more »

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26 Dec

Respiratory Care Education Annual Fall 2018 Edition Now Available

The Fall 2018 edition of the Respiratory Care Education Annual is available to read. This refereed journal is committed to providing a forum for research and theory in respiratory care education and is listed in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature and Ulrich’s Periodical Database. The Respiratory Care Education Annual showcases scholarly… Read more »

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26 Dec

Career Pathway Program Eases Transition to Bachelor’s Degree Completion

Tina Siddon, second from left, looks on as her students practice their RT skills in the lab.” Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, KY, is a great school that graduates competent respiratory therapists. Faculty are passionate about blending high expectations, student support, and innovative technology — including high fidelity interprofessional simulation — to create graduates who… Read more »

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18 Dec

Recent Grad Wisdom

Transitioning from classroom to practice can be tough for a recent grad, but preparation is a key to success. We asked recent respiratory care graduates what they wish they had known before graduating. Here’s their wisdom to pass along to our current students. Resources for Students Victoria Johnson What I wish I would have known… Read more »

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18 Dec

The NBRC Video Series: What is the Continuing Competency Program?

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this sixth featured NBRC video, Lori Tinkler, MBA, discusses the importance of maintaining your NBRC credential and the options available through the Continuing Competency Program. “Earning your NBRC credential is an important first step,” said Tinkler, CEO of the NBRC, “but changes in methodologies, technologies, and industry requirements… Read more »

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