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22 Aug

Five Great Bits of Advice for New RT Students

Every fall hundreds of students walk into a respiratory care classroom for the first time. They all see themselves helping to care for patients who are struggling to breathe, but how they will get from their first day of class to the bedside is still a mystery to most of these students. Nickie Mabery, RRT… Read more »

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22 Aug

Sputum Bowl Champions Share Tips for Competition Success

National and State Sputum Bowl Champions from Collin College visited the AARC Office along with their program instructors. Back row, from L to R: Jake Malan, Cesar Romero, Patrick Forsythe, Ryan Edinger, and Julie Boganwright (instructor). Front row, from L to R: Araceli Solis (instructor), Kebron Isayas, and Jennifer Moreles. Collin College is not only… Read more »

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22 Aug

Great Experiences Packed Into AARC Congress 2018

AARC Congress 2018 is filled with informative and innovative sessions to help you brush up on your skills and knowledge of the respiratory care profession. But did you know there’s more? From the Welcome Party to the Sputum Bowl, Congress is packed with great events and activities. Here are 12 event highlights you can experience… Read more »

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15 Aug

The NBRC Video Series: NBRC Credentials and How to Earn Them

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In our second NBRC video, Lori Tinkler, MBA, goes over the credentials offered by the NBRC and why respiratory therapists should pursue them. “Earning an NBRC credential is a true testament to the skills and strengths required for excellence in the profession,” said Tinkler, who is CEO of the… Read more »

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15 Aug

High School Students “Major” in Respiratory Therapy

Most high school students take a wide variety of electives to find out what interests them most and what they might want to pursue as a career after graduation. At Southwest Career and Technical Academy (SWCTA) in Las Vegas, NV, it gets a little more serious than that. Students who attend this academic center not… Read more »

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15 Aug

Lung Therapy Set to Music

The Austin-based Harmonicas for Health group at the Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit in San Antonio, TX. Kitty Collins, BHS, RRT, a respiratory therapist at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, TX, set her patients’ lung exercises to a unique rhythm through their music therapy program. As part of the COPD Foundation’s Harmonicas for Health program,… Read more »

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08 Aug

AARC Zenith Award Voting Opens August 12

Every year for the Zenith Award program, AARC members vote for the companies they believe stand out from the crowd. Considerations for the award include 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. Start Voting… Read more »

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08 Aug

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 17: Guidelines for NIV

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Stefano Navo, MD, from Italy, discusses recent updates to the Guidelines for Non-invasive ventilation (NIV). Watch More Big Ideas Theater According to Dr. Navo, the recent update to the Guidelines for NIV focus on three areas: Palliative Care Trauma Post-Operative Care Dr…. Read more »

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