Articles tagged with: AARC Members

Here’s How RT Educators Keep Students Engaged

December 12, 2017

Here’s How RT Educators Keep Students Engaged

Educators in every field of study have had this experience: as they stand before the class ready to impart critical knowledge, there are a few students with glazed-over expressions that say loud and clear, “Boring!” Keeping students engaged in learning is an uphill battle, but RT educators have found some great ways to make it... Read more »

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Enhance Team Training with Current Topics 2020

December 7, 2017

Enhance Team Training with Current Topics 2020

Each year the AARC produces Current Topics in Respiratory Care, an eight-disc DVD team training video series that provides continuing education for recent scientific advancements and evidence-based practices in respiratory care. Each program concludes with a test which, when completed successfully, will earn the team member one hour of CRCE credit. Presented by the leaders... Read more »

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Clinical Guideline Team Kicks Off

November 28, 2017

Clinical Guideline Team Kicks Off

A team of AARC members from across North America embarked on a new clinical practice guideline development program earlier this November. Their work will continue through the next year and they have set publication goals of 2019. Clinical Guideline Team members hard at work during their kick-off workshop. This effort is made possible by the... Read more »

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JournalCasts Help RTs Keep Up on the Latest Research

November 15, 2017

JournalCasts Help RTs Keep Up on the Latest Research

Keeping up with research in respiratory care can be a challenge for respiratory therapists, students and educators. To help, the AARC hosts monthly JournalCasts featuring the latest research from RESPIRATORY CARE. In fact, the November JournalCast is coming up this Friday (Nov. 17) and will focus on the research design and interpretation of the results... Read more »

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SPOTY Spotlight: Justin Misuraca

November 14, 2017

SPOTY Spotlight: Justin Misuraca

In continuing our Specialty Practitioner of the Year (SPOTY) Spotlight series, this month we’re learning more about our Transport SPOTY: Justin Misuraca , BS, RRT, RRT-NPS. A career without limits Justin Misuraca , BS, RRT, RRT-NPS was named 2017 Specialty Practitioner of the Year for the Transport Specialty Section. “I am blessed to have a... Read more »

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Focus on the Patient: Why an Antiguan Nurse Came to the U.S. for an RT Degree

November 13, 2017

Focus on the Patient: Why an Antiguan Nurse Came to the U.S. for an RT Degree

Many Americans know the Caribbean island of Antigua as a luxury vacation destination. For Wenica Brodie, it is just home, and she plans to go back there after she finishes her RT program at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. Unmet needs A nurse by training, Brodie decided to come to the U.S. to... Read more »

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NBRC Seeks Your Input on the Continuing Competency Program

November 7, 2017

NBRC Seeks Your Input on the Continuing Competency Program

The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) has a responsibility to credential holders to guarantee the quality and recognition of the credentials they earn, and they achieve this through the Continuing Competency Program (CCP). The NBRC regularly evaluates its efforts to support continuing competence. To do this, they invite recently credentialed therapists to participate in... Read more »

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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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