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06 Oct

AARC Election 2016 Results Announced

Brian K. Walsh Voting in AARC Election 2016 ended on Oct. 1, and President Frank Salvatore has announced the results. The results of this year’s officers and directors election are: President-Elect Brian Walsh, MBA, RRT-NPS, FAARC Directors at large John Lindsey, MEd, RRT-NPS, FAARC Doug McIntyre, MS, RRT, FAARC Deb Skees, MBA, RRT, CPFT Pattie… Read more »

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28 Sep

Reducing Readmissions is Goal of COPD PRAXIS

The COPD Foundation has just launched a new initiative aimed at helping health care providers, health systems administrators, and policymakers share information and ideas on reducing readmissions among COPD patients. Billed as an “online collaborative,” The COPD PRAXIS features — Member discussion boards. A searchable resource repository of impactful research, toolkits, and promising readmissions reduction… Read more »

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24 Sep

AARC Times Wants to Hear from You

AARC Times is starting two new columns next year, and we need your stories to fill them up! The first is called “Storytellers” and is a place where AARC members can share stories about their favorite or most memorable patient. Maybe it was an “aha moment” when you knew you had made the right professional… Read more »

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15 Sep

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Tonya Winders Rocky Rupar Bob Vega Sue Pilbeam Good Press spotlights AARC members mentioned in the news media at a local and national level. Here is the latest list of news makers: Tonya Winders shares some great information about school-related hazards for children with asthma and allergies in an article in Lung Disease News. “For parents… Read more »

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28 Aug

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Meagan Dubosky Christie Ward Mike Avery Joe Lewarski Barbara Doorley Alison Harrington Good Press spotlights AARC members mentioned in the news media at a local and national level. Here is the latest list of news makers: Meagan Dubosky’s new job as manager of respiratory care is covered in this article on the Rush Oak Park Hospital… Read more »

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27 Aug

September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Month

Respiratory therapists have long lamented the lack of public knowledge about COPD. But compared to pulmonary fibrosis, COPD is a virtual rock star among diseases and conditions. September is Global PF Awareness Month, and the AARC is urging its members to get out into their communities and educate the public about the disease and what’s… Read more »

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26 Aug

Share Your Insights on Sleep Medicine

As respiratory therapists we may each have our specialties and niches, but one thing is certain: we all share a connectedness and care for our patients, no matter where we work or what our role. Sleep disorder patients are likely seen by all respiratory therapists, even if they aren’t working in a dedicated sleep lab…. Read more »

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20 Aug

A Sneak Peek at 5 Standout Congress Sessions

The AARC’s 61st International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition in Tampa, FL, promises to deliver the know-how you need to succeed on the job. Here’s a sneak peek at five sessions from some of the presenters themselves. 1. Professor’s Rounds: Dueling Experts — Neuromuscular Blockage Should Be Used in Every Patient with Severe ARDS  Presented by: Richard… Read more »

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11 Aug

AARC Will Present the Zenith Award at AARC Congress 2017 in Indianapolis

Every year AARC members have the opportunity to vote for the companies they believe stand out from the crowd based on 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. Known throughout the profession as the… Read more »

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03 Aug

AARC BOD Sets 80% Bachelor Degree Goal by 2020

The AARC Board of Directors (BOD) met in Phoenix recently and continued making progress on actions to move the Association and the profession forward, as momentum builds on strategic goals and professional direction projects. Revising its former goal for bachelor’s degrees held by respiratory therapists, the BOD made a statement aspiring to 80% of practicing… Read more »

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