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2015 and Beyond

A repository of documents related to the 2015 and Beyond project.

AARC Times

An online archive of the premier news and feature magazine of the profession available in Adobe Acrobat format for viewing and printing. You can order a back issue of AARC Times online or get a form to mail in.

AARC Benchmarking System

This web-based benchmarking system will allow respiratory therapy departments to report and compare data with other departments.

AARC $1,000,000 Grant Fund

The AARC advances the profession by sponsoring scientific research.

Adventures of an Oxy-Phile2
Download Dr. Thomas Petty’s final book “Adventures of an Oxy-Phile2” in audio book format.
Advocacy Resources & Tools

Here, you’ll find links to important government Web sites, studies commissioned by the AARC, contact information, and more.

Aerosol Resources

A comprehensive set of aerosol delivery device guidelines for respiratory therapists, clinicians, and patients.

ASME—Asthma Self-Management Education

AARC offers certification to Asthma Education programs that adhere to quality standards.

Biological and Chemical Attacks Resources for Respiratory Therapists

A list of resources to help you educate yourself about infectious biological or chemical attacks.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

These AARC guidelines enhance respiratory practice and provide a framework for RT protocols.

The Clinician’s Guide to PAP Adherence

The AARC has developed this guide to train clinicians how to communicate with patients, identify why adherence is poor, and intercede with interventions that may improve compliance. 4.0 CRCE. Free to AARC members. $15 for non-members.

Coding Resources

Coding, Billing and Reimbursement Issues.

Congress Audio Recordings

Past Congress presentations are available on CD or mp3 download.

Cultural Diversity

Materials to help you manage a diverse patient population are included within these pages.

Effective PR Is Local PR

Tools to help you get the most out of your advocacy and public relations efforts.

Guide to Professionalism

A guide to the roles and expectations of the respiratory therapist on the job and beyond: a tool for practicing RTs and students.

Guidelines for Respiratory Care Department Protocol Program Structure

House of Delegates Best Practices

Presentations from the House of Delegates Best Practices sessions.

Inter-Agency Reports

The AARC has representatives to a number of organizations. Reports of activities that are of special interest to respiratory therapists are available here for convenience or clarification.

Model Management Agreement

This is a sample of a respiratory therapy program management agreement.

News Now@AARC

Read past issues of the AARC’s electronic newsletter.

Oxygen Resources

Resources that focus attention on the importance of oxygen therapy.

Pandemic Flu/Mass Casualty/Disaster Planning

A collection of resources the AARC has issued to help plan and execute appropriate responses to mass casualty events.

Patient Safety Checklists

These checklists help you assure patient safety.

Peak Performance USA

A national asthma awareness/school health program which seeks to teach students to manage their illness and lead healthier, more active lives.

Photo Gallery

Royalty-free photos of therapists and equipment for use in presentations, ads, or wherever you need a photo of a professional doing his or her job.

Position Statements

The AARC has adopted a number of statements regarding the provision of services or the practice of respiratory care.

Press Releases from the AARC

The AARC sends press releases regularly to hundreds of media outlets—local and national; medical trade and consumer.

Productivity and Time Standards Development Resources

Access information that (1) explains and discusses commonly used productivity metrics, (2) describes how to gather data need to develop time standards for procedures, and (3) facilitates the conversion your data into statistically valid time standards.

Protocol Resources

This is a collection of all resources provided by the AARC on helping you establish protocols. It includes a bibliography of peer-reviewed articles, a bank of algorithms and protocols to use as models, and a story about one health system’s implementation of protocols.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Effective January 1, 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicare services implemented the new Medicare comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program. Resource documents are provided to assist in answering your questions about coverage, coding and payment.

Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

A recognition program for hospital respiratory care departments, home care services, or long-term care centers.

Rapid Response Teams

Many hospitals are creating teams to respond quickly to patient situations before they become ICU emergencies. This resource page showcases successes around the country and includes a video from the Baylor Health Care System describing these teams.

Respiratory Care Educational Annual

You may now access back issues of the Education Annual beginning with the 1996 issue. Future issues will be added as they are published. All back issues are indexed in the CINAHL Database.

RESPIRATORY CARE Online

The Web site of the foremost scientific journal in the respiratory care profession, publishing original research, case reports, review articles, book/media reviews, letters to the editor, and teaching cases. Search the OPEN FORUM abstract database. Subscribe to the monthly podcast summarizing each issue.

Respiratory Care Links

Links to chartered affiliates, organizations affiliated with the AARC, health care organizations, government resources, online publications, and consumer sites on the Internet.

Respiratory Care Week

Respiratory Care Week is that time of year when we honor and celebrate the contributions of respiratory therapy to our lung health. Respiratory Care Week, sponsored by AARC, is celebrated annually on the last full week in October. In conjunction with this event, Lung Health Day is observed on Wednesday of RC Week in order to bring lung health issues to the attention of the public.

Restructuring/Reengineering Literature Bibliography

A bibliography of peer-reviewed literature compiled by Steven Walston, Ph.D., one of the foremost researchers in hospital reengineering.

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

A list of resources to help you educate yourself about SARS.

Sputum Bowl

Learn about the AARC’s exciting head-to-head competition that tests the knowledge of each chartered affiliate's best teams.

Strategic National Stockpile Ventilator Information

Resources for using the Strategic National Stockpile ventilator assets.

The Storage, Distribution, and Administration of Respiratory Medications

Address issues about compliance with medication management standards that have been identified by respiratory therapy managers in acute care hospitals.

Strategies for Dealing with the Elderly

The AARC’s Gerontology Committee has provided this resource to help you understand about working with elderly patients.

Subscriptions

Gain access to authoritative, up-to-date information with a subscription to AARC Times and RESPIRATORY CARE.

Tobacco

A list of resources on tobacco.

White Papers

A collection of essays, letters, and research reviews on several professional topics.

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A repository of documents related to the 2015 and Beyond project.
more >

An online archive of the premier news and feature magazine of the profession available in Adobe Acrobat format for viewing and printing. You can order a back issue of AARC Times online or get a form to mail in.
more >

This web-based benchmarking system will allow respiratory therapy departments to report and compare data with other departments.
more >

The AARC advances the profession by sponsoring scientific research.
more >

Download Dr. Thomas Petty’s final book “Adventures of an Oxy-Phile2” in audio book format.
more >

Here, you’ll find links to important government Web sites, studies commissioned by the AARC, contact information, and more.
more >

A comprehensive set of aerosol delivery device guidelines for respiratory therapists, clinicians, and patients.
more >

AARC offers certification to Asthma Education programs that adhere to quality standards.
more >

A list of resources to help you educate yourself about infectious biological or chemical attacks.
more >

These AARC guidelines enhance respiratory practice and provide a framework for RT protocols.
more >

The AARC has developed this guide to train clinicians how to communicate with patients, identify why adherence is poor, and intercede with interventions that may improve compliance. 4.0 CRCE. Free to AARC members. $15 for non-members.
more >

Coding, Billing and Reimbursement Issues.
more >

Past Congress presentations are available on CD or mp3 download.
more >

Materials to help you manage a diverse patient population are included within these pages.
more >

Tools to help you get the most out of your advocacy and public relations efforts.
more >

A guide to the roles and expectations of the respiratory therapist on the job and beyond: a tool for practicing RTs and students.
more >

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Presentations from the House of Delegates Best Practices sessions.
more >

The AARC has representatives to a number of organizations. Reports of activities that are of special interest to respiratory therapists are available here for convenience or clarification.
more >

Established in 1990, this program has allowed non-U.S. health care professionals an opportunity to visit the U.S. and observe respiratory care as it is practiced here.
more >

This is a sample of a respiratory therapy program management agreement.
more >

Read past issues of the AARC’s electronic newsletter.
more >

Resources that focus attention on the importance of oxygen therapy.
more >

A collection of resources the AARC has issued to help plan and execute appropriate responses to mass casualty events.
more >

These checklists help you assure patient safety.
more >

A national asthma awareness/school health program which seeks to teach students to manage their illness and lead healthier, more active lives.
more >

Royalty-free photos of therapists and equipment for use in presentations, ads, or wherever you need a photo of a professional doing his or her job.
more >

The AARC has adopted a number of statements regarding the provision of services or the practice of respiratory care.
more >

The AARC sends press releases regularly to hundreds of media outlets—local and national; medical trade and consumer. more >

Access information that (1) explains and discusses commonly used productivity metrics, (2) describes how to gather data need to develop time standards for procedures, and (3) facilitates the conversion your data into statistically valid time standards.
more >

This is a collection of all resources provided by the AARC on helping you establish protocols. It includes a bibliography of peer-reviewed articles, a bank of algorithms and protocols to use as models, and a story about one health system’s implementation of protocols.
more >

Effective January 1, 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicare services implemented the new Medicare comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program. Resource documents are provided to assist in answering your questions about coverage, coding and payment.
more >

A recognition program for hospital respiratory care departments, home care services, or long-term care centers.
more >

Many hospitals are creating teams to respond quickly to patient situations before they become ICU emergencies. This resource page showcases successes around the country and includes a video from the Baylor Health Care System describing these teams.
more >

You may now access back issues of the Education Annual beginning with the 1996 issue. Future issues will be added as they are published. All back issues are indexed in the CINAHL Database.
more >

The Web site of the foremost scientific journal in the respiratory care profession, publishing original research, case reports, review articles, book/media reviews, letters to the editor, and teaching cases. Search the OPEN FORUM abstract database. Subscribe to the monthly podcast summarizing each issue.
more >

Links to chartered affiliates, organizations affiliated with the AARC, health care organizations, government resources, online publications, and consumer sites on the Internet.
more >

Respiratory Care Week is that time of year when we honor and celebrate the contributions of respiratory therapy to our lung health. Respiratory Care Week, sponsored by AARC, is celebrated annually on the last full week in October. In conjunction with this event, Lung Health Day is observed on Wednesday of RC Week in order to bring lung health issues to the attention of the public.
more >

A bibliography of peer-reviewed literature compiled by Steven Walston, Ph.D., one of the foremost researchers in hospital reengineering.
more >

A list of resources to help you educate yourself about SARS.
more >

Learn about the AARC’s exciting head-to-head competition that tests the knowledge of each chartered affiliate's best teams.
more >

Resources for using the Strategic National Stockpile ventilator assets.
more >

Address issues about compliance with medication management standards that have been identified by respiratory therapy managers in acute care hospitals.
more >

The AARC’s Gerontology Committee has provided this resource to help you understand about working with elderly patients.
more >

Gain access to authoritative, up-to-date information with a subscription to AARC Times and RESPIRATORY CARE.
more >

A list of resources on tobacco.
more >

A collection of essays, letters, and research reviews on several professional topics.
more >