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18 Aug

AARC Makes Changes in Dues Structure

2001 was a memorable year for many reasons. The iPod first came on the market. Wikipedia was launched on the World Wide Web. Changes and fears came about to economic situations, financial markets, and national security in this country. See how AARC helps you be a better RT (click or tap to enlarge) And 2001… Read more »

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11 Aug

AARC Will Present the Zenith Award at AARC Congress 2017 in Indianapolis

Every year AARC members have the opportunity to vote for the companies they believe stand out from the crowd based on the quality of their equipment, supplies, or services; accessibility and helpfulness of their sales personnel; responsiveness; service record; truth in advertising; and support of the respiratory care profession. Known throughout the profession as the… Read more »

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03 Aug

AARC BOD Sets 80% Bachelor Degree Goal by 2020

The AARC Board of Directors (BOD) met in Phoenix recently and continued making progress on actions to move the Association and the profession forward, as momentum builds on strategic goals and professional direction projects. Revising its former goal for bachelor’s degrees held by respiratory therapists, the BOD made a statement aspiring to 80% of practicing… Read more »

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03 Aug

AARC Mourns the Loss of Forrest M. Bird

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) lost its oldest living member on Aug. 2, 2015, when Forrest Bird, MD, PhD, ScD, FAARC, passed away in Sagle, ID at the age of 94. Dr. Forrest M. Bird Dr. Bird is known the world over for inventing the first modern ventilator in the 1950s. The device saved… Read more »

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30 Jul

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Jean Newberry Lisa Caldwell Mike Hess Travis White Wendy Ayscue Noah Jones Betty Perry Patti Curran Good Press spotlights AARC members mentioned in the news media at a local and national level. Here is the latest list of news makers: Jean Newberry’s RT program just received a new mechanical ventilator from a local fundraising organization and… Read more »

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20 Jul

New AARC Virtual Museum Galleries Debut

Two new galleries have just been added to the AARC Virtual Museum — Head over Early ICU Ventilators to scroll through a pictorial timeline showing how these life-saving devices developed from the 1950s through the 1970s. Photos range from 1954 Mueller Morch Respirator, used with polio patients as an alternative to the iron lung and… Read more »

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16 Jul

AARC Virtual Lobby Week Supports H.R. 2948

Support H.R. 2948 with AARC Capitol Connection We’re rebooting AARC Virtual Lobby Week from July 17 to July 26 and we need your help to advocate for Congress to move forward on H.R. 2948, the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act. This past March AARC called on respiratory therapists and supporters of the respiratory care profession to… Read more »

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06 Jul

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Patricia Matye Brad Yazell Mark Goldstein Rick Kenney Kathee Ford Kristen McHenry Jonathan Riddle Joanne Scasserra Deryl Gulliford Good Press spotlights AARC members mentioned in the news media at a local and national level. Here is the latest list of news makers: Patricia Matye serves as a great example of what it takes to care for… Read more »

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06 Jul

Clinical Resources for RTs: A Repository for the Profession

#WhyImAnAARCMember When the nation’s first Ebola patient walked into a hospital in Dallas, TX, last fall, respiratory therapists wanted specific information on how to protect themselves from this deadly disease while still providing care to any patients who might come their way. The AARC got right on that, developing a compendium of just in time… Read more »

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01 Jul

AARC Supports Transparency on Out-of-Pocket Medication Costs

The AARC has joined 102 fellow organizations in urging CMS to include accurate drug-specific out-of-pocket medication costs in the proposed OOP cost estimator under development for the federally facilitated insurance marketplace for the 2016 enrollment period. AARC signs onto letter for transparency in out-of-pocket medication costs. An accurate estimate of OOP costs is essential to… Read more »

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