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20 Nov

Legends Gallery Adds Five New Inductees

Living legend George Burton, MD, FAARC, and four others were recently inducted into the Legends of Respiratory Care gallery. Five more leaders in the profession have been inducted into the Legends of Respiratory Care gallery in the AARC Virtual Museum. Announced at the awards ceremony at AARC Congress 2015 in Tampa, the inductees include Robert… Read more »

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19 Nov

Exhibitor Giveaway Helped Respiratory Therapist Save a Life

Exhibitors who display their wares at the AARC Congress and Summer Forum love to have lots of giveaways on hand to help attendees remember their booths when they get home, and that was certainly the case at the recently concluded AARC Congress in Tampa, FL. Terri Lesser, RRT, used a Draeger mask she received at… Read more »

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19 Nov

AARC Supports the RT Role in Telehealth

In a letter sent to the acting administrator of CMS on Tuesday, AARC President Frank Salvatore, MBA, RRT, FAARC, reiterates that AARC supports the RT role in teleheath. He offered the Association’s final comments regarding implementation of Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System, including incentive payments for those who participate in eligible Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Salvatore specifically… Read more »

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18 Nov

Forrest Bird Video Chronicles Life of Respiratory Legend

Many RTs are familiar with Dr. Bird’s story — how he translated his lifelong interest in aviation into the development of medical devices capable of saving lives. This historical journey was captured on film and played at his memorial ceremony. In the Forrest Bird video, we get an inside look at how “Fate, Chance &… Read more »

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17 Nov

Video Series — Members Share Stories

Everyone has a story to tell about how and why they decided to become a respiratory therapist, and now these stories are being shared through a new gallery in the AARC’s Virtual Museum. In this video series, AARC members share stories on why they became RTs. Click over to watch short video clips featuring everyone from… Read more »

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12 Nov

AARC Works With Family of Leonard Nimoy to Raise Awareness of COPD

When Leonard Nimoy passed away from COPD earlier this year, his daughter and son-in-law wanted to do something to raise awareness of the disease. For a couple of filmmakers, nothing seemed more appropriate than a documentary centered around the experiences the famous “Mr. Spock” from Star Trek had with the condition. They knew they would… Read more »

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10 Nov

Thank you for your service!

Friday Nov. 11, we observe Veterans Day here in the United States. This special holiday was originally authorized to commemorate the end of World War I hostilities, which took place on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. This day was designated as “Armistice Day” by then President, Woodrow Wilson…. Read more »

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09 Nov

AARC Members Celebrated Big During RC Week 2015

National Respiratory Care Week is a great time to recognize the accomplishments of RTs, and AARC members all across the nation did just that the last week in October — Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT Our respiratory students held a Lung Health Day and they also had a bake sale, raising $250 to donate to… Read more »

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01 Nov

Manage Your Emails From AARC

Email spam is a fact of life and most of us are bombarded with more than we even know. Steve Nelson, associate executive director and head of AARC’s IT operation, recently held a contest among AARC staff to illustrate the great amount of spam that flows through, not just AARC, but all businesses and organizations…. Read more »

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30 Oct

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Good Press spotlights AARC members mentioned in the news media at a local and national level. Here is the latest list of news makers. Ed Goodwin shares some great information on a new bachelor’s degree for respiratory care coming to his community in 2017 in this article in the Anniston, AL, Star. “The hope is, [the]… Read more »

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