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02 Dec

Take This to Your Alarm Management Committee

As a member of the National Alarm Coalition sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), the AARC has been working with a range of fellow organizations to further the safe and effective use of alarms in the nation’s hospitals. Now that work has come together in a new resource called the… Read more »

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02 Dec

New and Easy Way to Support the ARCF

The American Respiratory Care Foundation supports the profession, and now there’s a new and easy way to support the ARCF. When you go to purchase something on Amazon, first enter the URL smile.amazon.com and then select the American Respiratory Care Foundation as your beneficiary. A portion of your purchase price will go directly to the ARCF!… Read more »

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01 Dec

Renew Your NBRC Credentials in Just a Few Clicks

Experience the priceless benefits of an AARC membership. The AARC and the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) have partnered together to make credential renewals a quick click process that will make the credentialing process easier than ever before. Although there are several ways to renew NBRC credentials — AARC members will now find the… Read more »

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23 Nov

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Good Press: AARC Members in the News spotlights AARC members who have recently been featured in the news. Wes Phy comments on a new bachelor’s degree program for RTs in this article in the University of Southern Indiana Shield. “Respiratory therapy really is a broad field,” he was quoted as saying, “so we mandate that every… Read more »

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20 Nov

Legends Gallery Adds Five New Inductees

Living legend George Burton, MD, FAARC, and four others were recently inducted into the Legends of Respiratory Care gallery. Five more leaders in the profession have been inducted into the Legends of Respiratory Care gallery in the AARC Virtual Museum. Announced at the awards ceremony at AARC Congress 2015 in Tampa, the inductees include Robert… Read more »

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19 Nov

Exhibitor Giveaway Helped Respiratory Therapist Save a Life

Exhibitors who display their wares at the AARC Congress and Summer Forum love to have lots of giveaways on hand to help attendees remember their booths when they get home, and that was certainly the case at the recently concluded AARC Congress in Tampa, FL. Terri Lesser, RRT, used a Draeger mask she received at… Read more »

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19 Nov

AARC Supports the RT Role in Telehealth

In a letter sent to the acting administrator of CMS on Tuesday, AARC President Frank Salvatore, MBA, RRT, FAARC, reiterates that AARC supports the RT role in teleheath. He offered the Association’s final comments regarding implementation of Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System, including incentive payments for those who participate in eligible Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Salvatore specifically… Read more »

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18 Nov

Forrest Bird Video Chronicles Life of Respiratory Legend

Many RTs are familiar with Dr. Bird’s story — how he translated his lifelong interest in aviation into the development of medical devices capable of saving lives. This historical journey was captured on film and played at his memorial ceremony. In the Forrest Bird video, we get an inside look at how “Fate, Chance &… Read more »

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17 Nov

Video Series — Members Share Stories

Everyone has a story to tell about how and why they decided to become a respiratory therapist, and now these stories are being shared through a new gallery in the AARC’s Virtual Museum. In this video series, AARC members share stories on why they became RTs. Click over to watch short video clips featuring everyone from… Read more »

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12 Nov

AARC Works With Family of Leonard Nimoy to Raise Awareness of COPD

When Leonard Nimoy passed away from COPD earlier this year, his daughter and son-in-law wanted to do something to raise awareness of the disease. For a couple of filmmakers, nothing seemed more appropriate than a documentary centered around the experiences the famous “Mr. Spock” from Star Trek had with the condition. They knew they would… Read more »

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