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06 Jun

Student Perspective: Nicole Jones

Virginia Student Sputum Bowl Team at AARC Congress 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. (L to R: Jessica Worley, Nicole Jones, and Sally Sizer) Nicole Jones, of Virginia Community Colleges, discusses the experience that motivated her to pursue a career in respiratory therapy as well as her perspective on being an AARC student member. Student Membership Sets… Read more »

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06 Jun

Are You Joint Commission Ready?

If the thought of Joint Commission Surveyors showing up at your door sparks anxiety, then these tips are for you. Cheryl Hoerr, MBA, RRT, FAARC, of Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Keith Roberts, MBA, RRT, CPFT, of Rush University Medical Center, and Julie Jackson, BAS, RRT-ACCS, RCP, of UnityPoint Health-Des Moines, share their recommendations on… Read more »

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06 Jun

Tips for Educating Patients

From face-to-face instruction to video demonstrations, RTs use a variety of methods to educate patients so they can be active participants in managing their care. AARC Members Bill Galvin, MSEd, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC, and Krystal Craddock, BSRC, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C, share their tips and best practices for educating patients. RAMP-2-FAME Galvin keeps the acronym RAMP-2-FAME… Read more »

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30 May

Helping Patients Find Hope While Living with Chronic Diseases

Respiratory therapists have a unique opportunity to work with patients living with chronic diseases. These diseases, like cystic fibrosis, are hard on the patient and affect them physically and emotionally. How do you help your patients find hope in their health challenges? Empowering our patients Krystal Craddock, BSRC, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C, once asked a COPD… Read more »

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30 May

Environmental Influence on Asthma

With May being Allergy & Asthma Month, we reached out to Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to share her expertise on environmental factors and asthma, along with tips on how you can best help your patients. “May is Asthma Awareness Month and a great time to learn more about how… Read more »

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30 May

Asthma in the Workplace: What RTs with Asthma Have to Say

A new report from the CDC shines a light on asthma in the workplace. Overall, the report finds 6.8 percent of employed adults have asthma — some 11 million people. The highest prevalence occurs in the health care and social assistance industries, where 8.8% suffer from the condition. The prevalence of asthma among respiratory therapists… Read more »

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23 May

Lobbying for Telehealth Inclusion

AARC Member Jennifer Blevin, AAS, RRT-ACCS, from Oklahoma meeting with Alaura Ervin from Congressman Steve Russell’s office. More than 130 respiratory therapists, appointed as Political Advocacy Contact Team members by their states, headed to Washington, D.C. on May 1 to lobby their Congressional delegations seeking support for a Telehealth Pilot focusing solely on respiratory therapists…. Read more »

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23 May

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 14: The ARISE Project

In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Theresa Meinen, MS, RRT discusses the ARISE Project and how it’s helped bring more realism to simulation education. ARISE stands for Augmented Reality Integrated Simulation Education. The ARISE Project began three years ago through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor as a way to incorporate augmented reality… Read more »

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