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16 Oct

RC Week Celebrated by Colleagues Across the Globe

Did you know that Respiratory Care Week is celebrated all over the world? In fact, Saleem N. Hamilah, BS, RCP, a respiratory therapist in Yemen, shares how he and his team celebrates the week. Hamilah believes RC Week, complete with the annual materials developed for the week, helps raise the awareness of the respiratory therapist’s… Read more »

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29 Jul

Expanding the Profession

Enable cookies to see embeded content. Julie Essiam, ARCF International Fellowship Recipient, discusses her excitement to be working with the AARC to build the respiratory therapy profession in Africa. For Essiam, it’s all about saving lives. She also welcomes the expertise of AARC members, along with the best practices of the U.S., to help build… Read more »

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12 Jun

Beyond Borders: RTs Work to Expand the Profession in Ethiopia

L to R: Becky Byrd, RRT, RRT-NPS, Karen Sawyer, RRT, RRT-NPS, Gashaw Tekele, RRT, and Phillip Platt, NNP-BC at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC). To continue support of the NICU education and assist with the St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC) Respiratory Care Program, Becky Byrd, MSHP, RRT, RRT-NPS, RCP, traveled to… Read more »

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13 Feb

RTs Expand the Profession’s Reach

Ryan Sharkey (second from left) with colleagues (L to R) Zheng Zheng Zhang, Sun Xin, and JinHao Tao in China. Ryan M. Sharkey, MSc, RRT, RRT-NPS, has been traveling to China once a year for the past three years to help expand the knowledge and practice of respiratory care in China. His primary focus is… Read more »

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01 Feb

Texas Students Lend Helping Hand in Guyana

Students from Texas State University took part in a study abroad program to increase awareness and value for the respiratory care profession in Guyana. Texas State University Respiratory Care students travelled to Georgetown, Guyana, South America for their first solo study abroad trip. Whether providing care in the hospitals, working with the students, volunteering at… Read more »

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17 Jan

RT Collaboration Across the Globe

ARCF Fellow Alfred Aidoo (center) spends time with RT students at Weber State University during his visit to Utah as part of his Fellowship. Through the ARCF International Fellowship Program, non U.S. health care professionals visit the U.S. to observe respiratory care. We recently connected with ARCF Fellow Alfred Aidoo from Ghana, one of this… Read more »

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13 Dec

No Boundaries: Sharing RT Best Practices Worldwide

ARCF Chair Michael T. Amato, MBA (far left) with ARCF International Fellows Alfred Aidoo – Ghana (left), Martha Diaz – Colombia (center), and Jinhao Tao – China (right) at the 2017 AARC Congress. The American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF) International Fellowship Program gives non-U.S. health care professionals an opportunity to visit the U.S. and observe… Read more »

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24 May

Canadian Society Names New CEO

Andrew West, who will be taking over as CEO of the CSRT brings a wealth of experience from his leadership position at the University of Manitoba. Andrew West, MS, RRT, will take over as CEO of the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) on Aug. 14, with the retirement of current Executive Director Christiane Ménard…. Read more »

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