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27 Jan

CoARC Proposes Standards Revision to Reflect Shift to Bachelor’s Degrees

In keeping with the AARC’s recent Position Statement on Respiratory Therapist Education, the Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC) has issued a proposed revision to its Accreditation Standards for Entry into Respiratory Care Professional Practice stating that “an educational sponsor must be a post-secondary academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency… Read more »

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26 Jan

AARC Partners with CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers Campaign

If you were at AARC Congress 2015 in Tampa, you probably saw the CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers booth in the exhibit hall. The CDC was at the meeting thanks to a new partnership between the government agency and the AARC aimed at encouraging more respiratory therapists to play a larger role in helping their… Read more »

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22 Jan

AARC Board Moves on Key Initiatives

The AARC Board of Directors met for its fall meeting in November 2015 at AARC Congress in Tampa, Forida, and moved ahead on several initiatives that will directly advance and prepare the profession for impending changes within the health care landscape. Among the actions was approval of the first set of revisions to the AARC Bylaws… Read more »

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12 Jan

Good Press AARC Members in the News | January 2016

Good Press AARC Members in the News features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Dina Lewis. Photo credit: Look inside KP Connie Dills Michael Ryan Dina Lewis is credited with saving a man’s life in this article in Look inside KP. “Dina deserves all the accolades in the world. I told her she… Read more »

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05 Jan

AARC Calls for a Shift to RT Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Respiratory care is quickly evolving from a profession based on the provision of individual components of care to one encompassing the higher order thinking skills needed to manage chronic respiratory disease patients across the continuum of care. To ensure the workforce is adequately prepared to meet the challenges it will face in terms of protocol-driven care… Read more »

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04 Jan

RCI Research Opportunity for AARC Members

As a member of the Clinical Advisory Committee for the Respiratory Compromise Institute (RCI), the AARC is working with like-minded groups and organizations to reduce the risk of respiratory compromise in settings ranging from the hospital to the home. In order to further that cause, the RCI is now seeking proposals for a structured literature… Read more »

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23 Dec

Happy Holidays from AARC!

As 2015 draws to a close the AARC staff wants to send a big “Happy Holidays” greeting out to everyone in the AARC Nation. We hope you enjoy some great time off with family and friends over the next week — and for those of you who find yourself working on the 25th and 1st, please… Read more »

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22 Dec

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Good Press: AARC Members in the News features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Janelle Gardiner Danny Van Ranken Jane Martin William Pollard Janelle Gardiner provides expert information on asthma in this article and video on the CBS-TV website out of Salt Lake City, UT. “It’s treatable and we have things we can… Read more »

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09 Dec

Patient Advocacy Summit Strengthens Bonds Between RTs and Patients

AARC leaders recently gathered with representatives from patient advocacy groups and patients for a patient advocacy summit on how to best address issues most important to people with chronic respiratory diseases. “It’s important for us to be able to hear from patients what we can do to be better advocates for them,” said AARC Executive Director… Read more »

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