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21 Aug

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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16 Aug

How RTs Keep Up With New Medications

The pharmaceutical industry is constantly developing new medications for patients with respiratory conditions, and while that is certainly a good thing, it can leave respiratory therapists feeling as if they are always playing catch up. What do AARC members do to stay informed about the respiratory medications prescribed for their patients? We asked members of… Read more »

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10 Aug

2017 Patient Advocacy Award Recipient Announced

Christine Hartling of Utah is the 2017 recipient of the National Respiratory Patient Advocacy Award. A collaborative effort between The FACES Foundation (Family and Caregiver, Education & Support) and the AARC, this award identifies and honors registered respiratory therapists from across the country who demonstrate excellence in compassionate care for patients and families. As part… Read more »

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01 Aug

Good Press: AARC Members in the News | August 2017

Joshua O’Sullivan Eileen Luley Morgan Arritola Christi Ann Guthrie Joseph Nicoletti Senior Airman Joshua O’Sullivan is a respiratory therapist from the 88th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson Air Force, and has been named to the 10th volume of the Air Force’s Portraits of Courage for his actions as part of a Critical Care Air Transportation Team at… Read more »

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25 Jul

Marathon Runner to share her story of the 2013 Boston attacks at 2017 AARC Congress Closing Ceremony

A physician and experienced marathon runner, Dr. Natalie Stavas found the need for both of these roles during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The AARC Congress 2017 planning team announced that Dr. Natalie Stavas will wrap-up AARC Congress 2017 (Oct. 4–7) as the closing ceremony speaker. Dr. Stavas will recount her experience in the fateful… Read more »

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