AARC guidance documents provide a comprehensive perspective on topics that shape the advancement of the professional and its future direction.
Current Guidance Documents
The COVID-19 epidemic has placed hospitals in dire risk of having insufficient resources to treat the surge in patients. One critical resource is mechanical ventilation. As hospitals rush to increase ventilator inventory, they may be overlooking an important limiting resource; perhaps as important as ventilator circuits or even clinicians to operate the machines. That resource is the facilities medical gas supply.
This guidance document is a resource for the state affiliates whom are considering or starting to pursue raising the licensure entry level to that of the RRT.
This paper provides guidance and considerations in the application of the AARC Position Statement: Best Practices in Respiratory Care Productivity and Staffing. It was developed to address growing concerns that inappropriate measures were being applied to determine the number of RT staff needed at a given institution.
Retired Guidance Documents
This document provides guidance in regards to other professions or occupations whose scope of practice or common procedures may overlap with respiratory therapy.