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12 Feb

#AARCmemberforlife | Virtual Scavenger Hunt Shows Value of Membership

AARC member Helena F. Medkiff, MSHCM, RRT, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C, is currently the director of clinical education respiratory therapy and assistant professor of clinical cardiopulmonary science at Louisiana State University, School of Allied Health Professions. She teaches a respiratory fundamentals course at LSU, the first course students take that is specific to the respiratory system. Medkiff’s students are required to become student members of the AARC, but she doesn’t stop there in getting them more involved. During the second semester of her class, students take part in a virtual scavenger hunt assignment. The assignment involves the students visiting the multiple AARC websites and resources, to help them learn of all the benefits that come along with being a member.

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14 Nov

Student Video Contest Winners Announced

(From Left to Right) Back row: Teirra Ferris, Rebecca Ewing, Katelyn Caldwell, Allison Pitts; Middle row: Jaclyn Busin, Amber Tolnar, Bailie Pago; Front row: Megan May and Breanna Schlatter Announced at the Student Symposium for New Professionals at AARC Congress 2019, students from Laurel Technical Institute in Hermitage, PA, were congratulated by their peers for… Read more »

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21 Aug

39 Preceptors Recognized for Outstanding Performance

Now in its third year, the AARC Preceptor Recognition Program recognizes preceptors (instructors) whose leadership and mentoring skills stand out. The AARC presented a record-breaking 39 members with this distinction. Here are your 2019 Awardees: Chelsea Babco, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, Seton Medical Center of Austin (TX) Gerri Barnes, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H…. Read more »

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01 Jul

Accepting Nominations: Preceptor Recognition Program

Now in its fourth year, the Preceptor Recognition Program recognizes clinical preceptors whose leadership and mentoring skills stand out. In 2019, the AARC presented 39 members with this distinction. Nominations for the 2020 program must be completed by a director of clinical education or a program director. We understand preceptor and education opportunities have been… Read more »

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26 Dec

Career Pathway Program Eases Transition to Bachelor’s Degree Completion

Tina Siddon, second from left, looks on as her students practice their RT skills in the lab.” Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, KY, is a great school that graduates competent respiratory therapists. Faculty are passionate about blending high expectations, student support, and innovative technology — including high fidelity interprofessional simulation — to create graduates who… Read more »

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