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02 May

Get Involved in Asthma Awareness

Spread the word: Respiratory therapists are experts on the subject of asthma. Community Involvement Read how AARC member Janelle Gardiner established herself as an expert in her community to raise awareness of asthma. Asthma is a key condition treated by respiratory therapists, and as such, respiratory therapists are uniquely positioned to do some good in the community… Read more »

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27 Apr

AARC Photo of the Year Contest

All year, the Association has been collecting photos from AARC members for our AARC Photo of the Year Contest. Now it’s time to select the winning photo to be featured on the August 2017 AARC Times cover. Congratulations to this year’s Photo Contest Finalists, who each received a free AARC membership renewal! View the photos… Read more »

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26 Apr

Hawaii Achieves Permanent Licensure for RTs

Hawaii Governor David Ige, front right, joined Senator Roz Baker, front left, in a group shot with RTs from the Hawaii Society for Respiratory Care during the signing ceremony on Monday. Photo courtesy of Hawaii Governor. April 26, 2016 – A journey that was 30 years in the making came to a close on Monday,… Read more »

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25 Apr

A Present for Mom Means a Present for the ARCF Too!

A Present for Mom Means a Present for the ARCF Too! Mother’s Day is just around the corner – Sunday, May 8 – and now your gift to mom can be a gift to your profession as well. Just do your shopping on Amazon Smile and make the American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF) your beneficiary…. Read more »

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19 Apr

New White Paper Outlines Need to Improve Access to Respiratory Care

Source: A new white paper issued by the Institute for Patient Access (IfPA) outlines the need to improve access to respiratory care for patients with chronic lung conditions like COPD, asthma, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Written by a working group of leading physicians and respiratory therapists, the paper covers a range of issues facing… Read more »

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12 Apr

Neonatal Pediatric Respiratory Therapists Honored in Tennessee

From left to right, Christa Sala, MEd, RRT-NPS; TSRC Lobbyist John Williams; John Fischer, RRT, EMT-IV, C-NPT; Cheryl Burney-Jones, MHA, RRT; and TSRC President-elect Pam Ditto, MBA, RRT, CPFT April 2016 On March 15, neonatal pediatric respiratory therapists took center stage as the Tennessee General Assembly officially recognized the great job they do caring for some of the… Read more »

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12 Apr

Good Press AARC Members in the News

Good Press AARC Members in the News features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Lee Clinton Chanda Kolousek receives kudos from one of her pulmonary rehab patients in this article in the Huron, SD, Plainsman. “Chanda was fantastic, very motivating and really was the key to helping me change my attitude,” COPD patient… Read more »

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11 Apr

Thank you AARC Volunteers!

The nation is celebrating National Volunteer Week this week, which means it is a great time to says thanks to all of the AARC volunteers who go that extra mile and work for the Association in various capacities every year. What do our volunteers do? Well, the sky’s really the limit. Here are just a few examples:… Read more »

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