Articles tagged with: AARC Members

Respiratory Therapists Living with Cystic Fibrosis

May 18, 2016

Respiratory Therapists Living with Cystic Fibrosis

Thanks to new and better treatments, people with cystic fibrosis are living longer and longer lives, but respiratory therapists know that the race for a cure is still on. And since May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, we’re bringing back two archived stories from AARC Times, where AARC members share what it’s like to be an RT and living... Read more »

 

AARC Members Get their Kids Involved in RT Community Service

May 17, 2016

AARC Members Get their Kids Involved in RT Community Service

These cute and caring volunteers show off their sandwich boards. How can respiratory therapists make their booth stand out from the crowd at a big health fair? Cute kids advocating for lung health sure can help! Members of the Kansas Respiratory Care Society (KRCS) found that out when they decided to make their trip to the Kansas... Read more »

 

Missouri RTs Ensure Kids With Asthma Keep CALM So They Can Keep Moving On

May 16, 2016

Missouri RTs Ensure Kids With Asthma Keep CALM So They Can Keep Moving On

Camp Catch-Ya-Breath, which grew out of Project CALM, serves kids with moderate to severe persistent asthma. Washington County, MO, is a low income, rural area where the rate of asthma admissions for children under the age of 15 is significantly higher than that seen in the rest of the state. Thanks to AARC members Tammy... Read more »

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Illinois Respiratory Therapists Drive OSA Protocol

May 10, 2016

Illinois Respiratory Therapists Drive OSA Protocol

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is increasingly being recognized as a mortality risk in hospitals, but identifying patients who may have the condition and don’t know it — or have it and are not compliant with treatment — has been a challenge. At 395-bed Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield, IL, respiratory therapists are leading the charge... Read more »

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Respiratory Therapist Helps Girls With Asthma Run

May 3, 2016

Respiratory Therapist Helps Girls With Asthma Run

AARC member Ronda Bradley helps 11-year-old Lielani and other girls with asthma safely participate in 5K races. Girls on the Run is a national organization that supports 5Ks just for girls, and last year more than 179,000 girls from 49 states and the District of Columbia participated in more than 350 end-of-season events. Ronda Bradley’s... Read more »

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RTs Answer AARC Call To Support Telehealth Legislation

May 3, 2016

RTs Answer AARC Call To Support Telehealth Legislation

Florida Society for Respiratory Care leaders Jamy Chulak, Angel Davis, Suhey Tuckler, and Antwan Brooks joined 130 PACT reps on April 12 to support the telehealth bill. The AARC asked respiratory therapists to support its annual trek up Capitol Hill on April 12 to lobby Congress on HR 2948, the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act, and the... Read more »

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Get Involved in Asthma Awareness

May 2, 2016

Get Involved in Asthma Awareness

Spread the word: Respiratory therapists are experts on the subject of asthma. Community Involvement Read how AARC member Janelle Gardiner established herself as an expert in her community to raise awareness of asthma. Asthma is a key condition treated by respiratory therapists, and as such, respiratory therapists are uniquely positioned to do some good in the community... Read more »

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AARC Photo of the Year Contest

April 27, 2016

AARC Photo of the Year Contest

All year, the Association has been collecting photos from AARC members for our AARC Photo of the Year Contest. Now it’s time to select the winning photo to be featured on the August 2017 AARC Times cover. Congratulations to this year’s Photo Contest Finalists, who each received a free AARC membership renewal! View the photos... Read more »

 

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