Articles tagged with: AARC Members

Family Ties: Mother-Daughter RTs Rebecca and Mariah Higdon

April 27, 2021

Family Ties: Mother-Daughter RTs Rebecca and Mariah Higdon

Mother-daughter duo discusses what it's like to pass down a passion for the respiratory therapy profession.

 

Roman Valles Shares His Personal Battle with COVID-19

April 14, 2021

Roman Valles Shares His Personal Battle with COVID-19

When the pandemic hit last year, Roman Valles, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, spent time as a travel therapist where he contracted COVID-19.

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AARC Mourns the Loss of Bob Kacmarek

April 1, 2021

AARC Mourns the Loss of Bob Kacmarek

The AARC celebrates and remembers the life and work of Robert M. Kacmarek, PhD, RRT, FAARC, after his passing.

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AARC Fellow Nominations Now Open

March 31, 2021

AARC Fellow Nominations Now Open

Every year select members of the respiratory care profession are honored with the Fellow of the American Respiratory Care Profession.

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Member in the News: A Year on the Front Line

March 10, 2021

Member in the News: A Year on the Front Line

Member in the news: Kaitlyn Kaufman, RRT, was featured for her work over the past year on the front lines of COVID-19.

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Applause, Please: Air Force RTs Receive Team of the Year Award

March 3, 2021

Applause, Please: Air Force RTs Receive Team of the Year Award

One group of RTs who were already heroes in anyone’s book has now received special recognition of its own. Check it out!

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Drew Brees Honors RT Fighting COVID-19 with Only One Hand

September 30, 2020

Drew Brees Honors RT Fighting COVID-19 with Only One Hand

AARC Member, Savannah Stuard, was born with one hand, but that has not stopped her from working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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#AARCmemberforlife | Virtual Scavenger Hunt Shows Value of Membership

February 12, 2020

#AARCmemberforlife | Virtual Scavenger Hunt Shows Value of Membership

AARC member Helena F. Medkiff, MSHCM, RRT, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C, is currently the director of clinical education respiratory therapy and assistant professor of clinical cardiopulmonary science at Louisiana State University, School of Allied Health Professions. She teaches a respiratory fundamentals course at LSU, the first course students take that is specific to the respiratory system. Medkiff’s students are required to become student members of the AARC, but she doesn’t stop there in getting them more involved. During the second semester of her class, students take part in a virtual scavenger hunt assignment. The assignment involves the students visiting the multiple AARC websites and resources, to help them learn of all the benefits that come along with being a member.

 

This is What it’s Like to be a Military RT

November 5, 2019

This is What it’s Like to be a Military RT

Serving as an RT in the Navy has exposed Aaron Hamblin (far left) to many different areas of care. In times of war and times of peace, members of the U.S. military depend on other military members to care for their medical needs. Respiratory therapists serving in the armed forces play an important role in... Read more »

 

November is COPD Awareness Month

October 24, 2019

November is COPD Awareness Month

November is National COPD Awareness Month, and a great opportunity to help educate your patients about COPD. According to the American Lung Association, an estimated 15.3 million Americans suffer from COPD, and several additional millions likely have COPD and don’t even know it. Early diagnosis and treatment can help people with COPD improve their quality... Read more »

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