Guidance Documents

AARC guidance documents provide a comprehensive perspective on topics that shape the advancement of the professional and its future direction.

Current Guidance Documents

Guidance Document SARS CoV-2

The AARC developed a new Guidance Document to address SARS CoV-2. The document brings together the current experiences coming from China, Italy and the U.S. (Seattle & New York) along with some commonsense approaches from past lessons learned. These discussions are prompted by the frequent questions we receive by email and phone. Whenever possible, the statements here are supported by the most recent findings.

Guidance Document Regarding RRT Entry to Licensure 

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.

Guidance Documents Best Practices in Respiratory Care Productivity and Staffing

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

Guidance Document on Scope of Practice

This document provides guidance in regards to other professions or occupations whose scope of practice or common procedures may overlap with respiratory therapy.