August 3, 2023
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is a national professional organization with a membership of 40,000 respiratory therapists who treat patients with chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Through our work, we support more than 170,000 practicing respiratory therapists (RTs) across the country. RTs are an integral part... Read more »
July 26, 2023
August 26, 2023 AARC members can reach high levels of performance in many areas of the profession, from education and management to clinical care, research, and more. These are members who have reached the pinnacle of excellence in their given area of the field and made a true mark on the profession as a whole.... Read more »
July 13, 2023
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) wants to remind you that some important deadlines are coming up soon. Deadline Aug. 1 – Apex Recognition Award Deadline Aug. 15 – AARC Fellowship Nominations Deadline Aug. 22 – Zenith Award Voting Deadline Aug. 31 – Preceptor Award Nominations
July 13, 2023
July 13, 2023 Respiratory diagnostics is a key role played by RTs in hospitals across the country, and like other areas of care, it is subject to innovation. At Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, respiratory therapists on the diagnostics team have recently embarked on two initiatives aimed at ensuring patients at their hospital... Read more »
July 12, 2023
August is National Immunization Awarness Month. Now is a great time to inform your patients on the importance of vaccines.
May 25, 2023
We are accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Apex designation. Read what tips educators have for those interested.
April 14, 2023
Join us virtually on June 13 and 14 for our annual patient advocacy summit. The place where RTs, physicians, and caregivers come together.
February 16, 2023
The AARC was saddened to learn of the death of Peter E. Snyder, RRT, CPFT, an early pioneer in respiratory care who passed away in December at the age of 81.
February 2, 2023
February was named American Heart Month by the American Heart Association. To kick off the campaign, Friday, Feb. 3 is National Wear Red Day.
January 26, 2023
From the return to in-person Congress and Summer Forum events to the passing of legislative bills, 2022 brought many great achievements. One of the biggest accomplishments within the organization was the development of a new strategic plan, offering four pathways to set our course for the new era of AARC. Pathway 1 – Engage It... Read more »