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29 Jan

Value of Cross-Training

Department teams across the organization strive to reach the same goal, and collaborative work environments help support this effort. Adding cross-training to your team strengthens these collaborative efforts. Taking time to be educated and ready to support not only fellow department colleagues but also other departments, will benefit your organization as you all work to… Read more »

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15 Jan

Soft Skills Add Solid Value

Communication…Teamwork…Adaptability…These soft skills, among others, bring value to your daily work. Combined with your technical skills, soft skills focus on how you do your job, not just on can you do your job. What are soft skills? Soft skills are traits that affect your ability to work with others. Contrasting, technical (or hard) skills are… Read more »

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15 Jan

Cheering for Your Team

You do great work each day. Your entire department does great work. But, does anyone outside your department know about it? Showing value—whether directly or indirectly—to colleagues beyond your department significantly helps build credibility and can boost morale. Share What’s Important “Find out what is important to your administrators and figure out how respiratory therapists… Read more »

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11 Dec

Inhaler to Nebulization Protocols

A recent study conducted in a large hospital system in Arizona found an inhaler to nebulization protocol saved the system more than $1.5 million over the first year of operation without adversely impacting either length of stay or 30 day readmissions rates. AARC members who have implemented these protocols in their facilities believe it’s the… Read more »

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20 Nov

Tips for Balancing Your Team’s Workload

The workload in any RT department is a fluid thing – it changes by the season, by the day, and sometimes even by the hour if an emergency arises. Therapists know health care is unpredictable and they have to roll with the punches, but when the workload they were handed at the beginning of the… Read more »

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17 Apr

Improving Efficiency

Hospital departments have many moving parts and ensuring each and every one of them runs as efficiently as possible can be a challenge. Start the conversation AARC member William Holland, MS, RRT, FAARC, who serves as director of the cardiovascular service line at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg, VA, believes the best way to… Read more »

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23 Jan

Retaining Talent, Growing the Profession

Not only do managers work hard to hire quality employees, but they also strive to retain these talented employees. AARC Member David Vines, RRT, a program director at Rush University Medical Center, shares his tips for departments and hospitals looking to improve their talent retention. He also offers suggestions for RTs looking to ensure their… Read more »

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02 Jan

Surviving Budget Cuts

Budget cuts at work will likely happen at least once in your professional career. AARC Members Dana Evans, MHA, RRT, RRT-NPS, Cheryl A. Hoerr, MBA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC, and Kim Bennion, MsHS, RRT, CHC, share their tips and experiences to help RTs and managers survive and thrive through budget cuts. Survival tips Make a plan:… Read more »

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