Respiratory Therapist’s Vital Role as Disease Manager

Respiratory Therapists are vital to your interdisciplinary teams and serve a primary role in disease management. When RTs are positioned as the major physician partners in the management of COPD, they help reduce readmissions and length of stay for patients in-hospital and through at-home and long-termcare.

That’s why the AARC recommends that CMS continue to allow and expand important virtual/telehealth respiratory care services of the public health emergency (PHE), and ultimately make them permanent. AARC also urges the Senate to pass the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 act this fall.

From neonatal/pediatrics to adult long-term care, RTs are found in all aspects of patient care. But there is a critical shortage. We’ve created this video for you to safely download and use on your social channels. Help spread the word, because The World Needs More RTs.

Download Video

To download the video, right-click on the button above and choose to download or save the linked file in the menu that appears.

Listen to this short video from Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, FASA, 20th Surgeon General of the United States, to hear just one example of how RTs improve and save lives every day.

AARC 75th Anniversary logo

Celebrating Our Past
Building Our Future

Copyright © 2022 American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063-4706
(972) 243-2272  |  info@aarc.org