Articles tagged with: AARC Members

COPD Beyond the Clinic: RTs Help Patients Keep the Momentum Going

November 7, 2017

COPD Beyond the Clinic: RTs Help Patients Keep the Momentum Going

Pulmonary rehabilitation and patient education can help COPD patients regain lost functioning and enjoy a better quality of life. The trick is making sure patients maintain those gains over time. Three AARC members who work with these patients know what it takes; and it begins and ends with exercise. Patient’s new normal “We continuously stress... Read more »

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A Thank You to Our Veterans

November 7, 2017

A Thank You to Our Veterans

Enable cookies to see embeded content. Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11, and is a time set aside to give a special ‘thank you’ to all our U.S. Veterans, for the service and dedication they give to our country. The AARC is honored to have AARC members who are also veterans. We are continually grateful,... Read more »

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COPD Awareness Month: NHLBI Message for AARC Members

November 1, 2017

COPD Awareness Month: NHLBI Message for AARC Members

As part of National COPD Awareness Month, the AARC will be highlighting the critical role that respiratory therapists provide to patients with COPD. Together, we can empower people with COPD, their families, and caregivers to reduce the burden of the disease. Kicking off the month is a special video message from Dr. James P. Kiley,... Read more »

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Kentucky RTs Get Actively Involved in COPD National Action Plan

November 1, 2017

Kentucky RTs Get Actively Involved in COPD National Action Plan

The COPD National Action Plan was released last spring following a several-year effort on the part of major stakeholders — including the AARC — to develop a set of goals aimed at improving the care and treatment of people with the condition. Now we turn to states and hospitals across the nation to begin implementing... Read more »

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Kicking the Habit: How RTs Can Help Their Patients with Smoking Cessation

November 1, 2017

Kicking the Habit: How RTs Can Help Their Patients with Smoking Cessation

As the lung health experts in their hospitals and in their communities, respiratory therapists are the right practitioners to help people quit smoking. More and more of them are doing just that, and in a wide variety of ways. We asked members to share how they’re working with patients to help them quit smoking. These... Read more »

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RC Week 2017 Brings Celebrations Across the Globe

November 1, 2017

RC Week 2017 Brings Celebrations Across the Globe

RTs from Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Abu Dhabi, UAE demonstrate their skills during their RC Week 2017 celebration event. National Respiratory Care Week took place Oct. 22-28, and respiratory therapists from all over the globe used the occasion to raise awareness about respiratory health and the clinicians who play such an integral role in the... Read more »

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Changes Set for National Sputum Bowl

November 1, 2017

Changes Set for National Sputum Bowl

2017 Sputum Bowl Student Winners (Texas Team) Since 1978, the Sputum Bowl has been a key component in our annual Congress meetings. Teams from across the U.S. compete for the coveted prize, and, best of all, bragging rights. It’s fun to play, as well as watch and cheer on the teams—a highlight event for many... Read more »

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Good Press: AARC Members in the News | November 2017

October 31, 2017

Good Press: AARC Members in the News | November 2017

AARC President-Elect Karen Schell poses with AARC International Fellow Alfred Jacob Aidoo. Stephanie Williams Charlene Raley Ken Czechowicz Ann Meicher Steve Deatrick Darla Grese Stephanie Williams, BS, RRT and Charlene Raley, RRT shared their expertise on COPD with HomeCare magazine in a recent feature on remembering the life of Leonard Nimoy. They discuss early symptoms of... Read more »

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Good Press: AARC Members in the News | October 2017

October 17, 2017

Good Press: AARC Members in the News | October 2017

Robert Stalbow Holly Tull Carol Hardisty Catherine Bitsche Jason Elder Mary Effingham Darrell Bryant Shellie O’Day, MBA, RRT-NPS and others from CHS MedCenter Air in Charlotte, NC flew to Texas to assist in flood rescues as a result of Hurricane Harvey. See the article at WCNC NBC Charlotte. With the recent wildfires affecting the northwest... Read more »

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Focus on the Patient: When This RT Sees a Need, She Meets It

October 17, 2017

Focus on the Patient: When This RT Sees a Need, She Meets It

Jamie Causey is passionate about patient advocacy. For most RTs, “patient advocacy” means going out into your community and doing something extra or something more than what you would normally do at the bedside. Jamie Causey, BSRT, RRT, AE-C, fits that description. The clinical supervisor at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC, is a member... Read more »

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