Articles tagged with: AARC Members

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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Congress Wrap-Up: The Member Perspective

October 12, 2017

Congress Wrap-Up: The Member Perspective

AARC Congress 2017 brought together a variety of individuals from the respiratory care profession. They spent the week learning, sharing ideas and feeling inspired. The AARC Congress 2017 made lasting experiences for all members who attended. From networking to engaging lectures, members left Indianapolis with great tools to apply in their daily career, as well... Read more »

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COPD Care Bundle Aligns With COPD National Action Plan

September 11, 2017

COPD Care Bundle Aligns With COPD National Action Plan

Developed at the request of Congress by the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute, the first ever published COPD National Action Plan was released on May 23, 2017 with input from the AARC, COPD Foundation, and the broad COPD community. The plan provides an outline for respiratory therapists and others to take coordinated actions to improve... Read more »

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RTs Provide Support Network to Patients

September 6, 2017

RTs Provide Support Network to Patients

AARC members take time to provide guidance and camaraderie through a network of support groups for their patients and community. From discussion sessions and expert presenters to harmonicas and yoga, read how your colleagues are enhancing the respiratory care of their patients. Better Breathing Together Esther Castilleja, RRT, RCP, AE-C of Bedford, TX, facilitates two... Read more »

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Texas Hospital Uses RTs in the OR STAT Lab

August 29, 2017

Texas Hospital Uses RTs in the OR STAT Lab

A few years ago, the OR STAT lab at Covenant Health in Lubbock, TX dissolved and its services were incorporated into the main lab at the hospital. Physicians didn’t love the change, and when they issued a request for the OR STAT lab to be reinstated, it was time for respiratory therapists to take the... Read more »

 

Why I Became an RT: Kelly Shepard on finding inspiration through lifelong asthma

August 29, 2017

Why I Became an RT: Kelly Shepard on finding inspiration through lifelong asthma

Kelly Shepard, RRT, AE-C teaches a lesson to her pulmonary rehab class. Kelly Shepard, RRT, AE-C grew up with asthma and hated every minute of it, never really understanding its full power. Through her trials and struggles, Shepard dedicated herself to learning everything she can about the lungs. Here is her story on how she... Read more »

 

Attention RTs: Free E-book on Clinical Acid-Base

August 22, 2017

Attention RTs: Free E-book on Clinical Acid-Base

Mastering clinical acid-base is key to providing respiratory care, and now RTs can take advantage of a free Kindle Edition e-book on the topic available August 23-27 on Amazon. All you’ll need is the Kindle app and an Amazon account to purchase the free e-book. Written by Benjamin Abelow, MD, The Painless Guide to Mastering... Read more »

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This is How AARC Members are Implementing the COPD National Action Plan

August 21, 2017

This is How AARC Members are Implementing the COPD National Action Plan

The COPD National Action Plan released by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute last spring included five overarching goals aimed at: Promoting public awareness and understanding of COPD. Increasing the skills and education of health care providers. Encouraging increased data collection, analysis, and sharing. Increasing and sustaining COPD research. Fostering collaboration to translate the... Read more »

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