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Spring 2014 Adult Acute Care Bulletin 11 Nov

Spring 2014 Adult Acute Care Bulletin Chair Keith Lamb, RRT-ACCS Adult Critical Care Supervisor UnityPoint Health System Des Moines, IA keith.lamb@unitypoint.org Editor Joe Hylton, RRT-NPS, CPFT Co-Editor Brady Scott, MS, RRT-ACCS Clinical Education Coordinator and Assistant Professor Department of Respiratory Care Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL Jonathan_B_Scott@rush.edu In this Issue: Laboratory Analysis of Electrolyte… Read more »

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Fall 2014 Continuing Care / Rehabilitation Bulletin 11 Nov

Fall 2014 Continuing Care / Rehabilitation Bulletin Chair: Gerilynn Connors, BS, RRT, FAARC Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church, VA Gerilynn.Connors@inova.org Editor Arianna Villa, BS, RRT University of California San Diego San Diego, CA a1nunn@ucsd.edu In this issue: Upcoming: AARC Congress 2014! New Clinical Competency Guidelines for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Professionals Drugs to Market: The FDA’s Role… Read more »

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Bibliography of Respiratory Protocol Literature 03 Nov

Bibliography of Respiratory Protocol Literature Please forward complete references of articles you wish to add to this list to Shawna Strickland. All studies must be published in peer-reviewed journals. Updated September 2009 Albin RJ, Criner GJ, Thomas S, Abou-Jaoude S. Pattern of non-ICU inpatient supplemental oxygen utilization in a university hospital. Chest 1992; 102(6):1672-1675 Alexander… Read more »

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About the Leadership & Management Chair 03 Nov

About the Leadership & Management Section Chair Kim Bennion MsHS, RRT, CHC System Respiratory Care Clinical Services, Administrative Director, Intermountain Healthcare. Kim has worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist for over 40 years in adult, pediatric and newborn intensive care and as a certified Health Care Senior Compliance Consultant for eight years. She has served… Read more »

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November 2014 | Vol. 38, Issue 11 01 Nov

Pulmonary Function: Quality Standard Considerations When Testing Children, Creating Strength in the Broken Places, The Role of the Respiratory Therapist in Organ Donation, Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion, a Novel Innovation and Opportunity for the RT, Another 6 Congress Sessions You Won’t Want to Miss, Take a Spin Down the DRIVE4COPD Highway, Have RT, Will Travel!

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Partner Organizations 02 Sep

The AARC works with agencies and organizations on the state, national and international levels. Here is a list of organizations that have tools and resources for RTs: Government (agencies of interest to the respiratory care community) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Bureau of Labor Statistics Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for… Read more »

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Tobacco Resources 25 Aug

Respiratory therapists should be able to understand tobacco addiction, how to effectively evaluate tobacco use, how to assess readiness to change and how to effectively treat tobacco addiction. Why? Facts About Tobacco 480,000 people die each year from tobacco-related diseases 3,200 children become regular users of tobacco everyday Smoking is the leading cause of preventable… Read more »

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May 2014 | Vol. 38, Issue 5 01 May

Respiratory Therapists Are Giving Life to COPD Management, Cover Story: AARC Member Receives Top Honor for Saving Lives, 2014 AARC Summer Forum Program, Meet Us on Marco Island!, An Adventure of a Lifetime at the Daytona 500!, The Consultants Are Coming! The Consultants Are Coming!

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Employment and Financial Outlook 02 Apr

Average Salary for Respiratory Therapists The projected average salary for RTs Working in the U.S. is over $62,000 a year. So, the chance to connect with patients and families, the opportunity to challenge your mind with high tech patient care, variety on the job, lots of places to work, and a career ladder that can’t… Read more »

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