Articles tagged with: COVID-19

BOMA & AARC Leadership Respond to New Ventilator Video Course

April 15, 2020

BOMA & AARC Leadership Respond to New Ventilator Video Course

In response to the recent publishing of a new video course designed to help non ICU health care providers finding themselves in the ICU setting to support the critical care team better understand ventilators, leaders from BOMA and the AARC shared letters with the respiratory therapy community expressing their support of the program. Peter J.... Read more »

 

Ventilator Manufacturers Form Ventilator Training Alliance, Create App to Help Front-Line Medical Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 15, 2020

Ventilator Manufacturers Form Ventilator Training Alliance, Create App to Help Front-Line Medical Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

According to an Allego press release, several of the world’s ventilator manufacturers have formed a Ventilator Training Alliance (VTA) and partnered with Allego to create a mobile app that front-line medical providers can use to access a centralized repository of ventilator training resources. Dräger, GE Healthcare, Getinge, Hamilton Medical, Medtronic, Nihon Kohden, and Philips have... Read more »

 

Additional Ventilators May Pose a Risk to Hospital Gas Systems

April 13, 2020

Additional Ventilators May Pose a Risk to Hospital Gas Systems

The COVID-19 epidemic has placed hospitals in dire risk of having insufficient resources to treat the surge in patients. One critical resource is mechanical ventilation. As hospitals rush to increase ventilator inventory, they may be overlooking an important limiting resource; perhaps as important as ventilator circuits or even clinicians to operate the machines. That resource... Read more »

 

Hilton Offers Discounted Housing to AARC Members

April 9, 2020

Hilton Offers Discounted Housing to AARC Members

The free room offerings concluded on May 31; however, Hilton continues to support AARC members by providing rooms at a discount through June 30. AARC members working on the front line in the COVID-19 pandemic now have an added resource to help them in this fight. Whether you’re needing a place to stay after work... Read more »

 

Have Sewing Machine, Will Help!

April 8, 2020

Have Sewing Machine, Will Help!

Member Linda Smith is retired, but found a way to help during COVID-19. Her and her sister have sewn dozens of surgical caps for healthcare workers.

 

Support Respiratory Therapists on the Front Line Against COVID-19

March 27, 2020

Support Respiratory Therapists on the Front Line Against COVID-19

Join us in supporting all respiratory therapists in the fight against COVID-19. Take advantage of our social media tools to help spread awareness and RT pride with your community. Find the resources you need including social media cover photos, shareable graphics and profile photo frames. Stay connected by using #RTSTRONG on your graphics and posts.... Read more »

 

COVID-19: Joint Statement & Guidance Document on Multiple Patients Per Ventilator

March 26, 2020

COVID-19: Joint Statement & Guidance Document on Multiple Patients Per Ventilator

The AARC issued a joint statement with various professional medical organizations from across the U.S. this week, addressing the question of placing multiple patients on one ventilator. The consensus statement includes the following organizations: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation... Read more »

 

Respiratory Therapists: Warriors in the Fight Against COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Respiratory Therapists: Warriors in the Fight Against COVID-19

These Unsung Heroes Stand Ready and United for Patient Care “Now, more than ever before, the role of the respiratory therapist is vital to the health of our nation,” said AARC Executive Director Tom Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAARC. “Respiratory therapists sacrifice and dedicate themselves to helping their patients and their communities during this time of... Read more »

 

RTs, Thank You for Fighting COVID-19

January 7, 2020

RTs, Thank You for Fighting COVID-19

We thank respiratory therapists around the world for your patience, professionalism, hard work, sacrifice, and commitment to providing excellent patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health care is constantly changing and due to recent events, we need respiratory therapists now more than ever. Your personal and professional sacrifices do not go unnoticed. Many of you... Read more »

 

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