Articles tagged with: Patient Care

COPD Beyond the Clinic: RTs Help Patients Keep the Momentum Going

November 7, 2017

COPD Beyond the Clinic: RTs Help Patients Keep the Momentum Going

Pulmonary rehabilitation and patient education can help COPD patients regain lost functioning and enjoy a better quality of life. The trick is making sure patients maintain those gains over time. Three AARC members who work with these patients know what it takes; and it begins and ends with exercise. Patient’s new normal “We continuously stress... Read more »

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Kicking the Habit: How RTs Can Help Their Patients with Smoking Cessation

November 1, 2017

Kicking the Habit: How RTs Can Help Their Patients with Smoking Cessation

As the lung health experts in their hospitals and in their communities, respiratory therapists are the right practitioners to help people quit smoking. More and more of them are doing just that, and in a wide variety of ways. We asked members to share how they’re working with patients to help them quit smoking. These... Read more »

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Focus on the Patient: When This RT Sees a Need, She Meets It

October 17, 2017

Focus on the Patient: When This RT Sees a Need, She Meets It

Jamie Causey is passionate about patient advocacy. For most RTs, “patient advocacy” means going out into your community and doing something extra or something more than what you would normally do at the bedside. Jamie Causey, BSRT, RRT, AE-C, fits that description. The clinical supervisor at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC, is a member... Read more »

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RTs and patients come together at annual Summit

October 5, 2017

RTs and patients come together at annual Summit

The Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit was held on Oct. 3 in Indianapolis, IN. Respiratory Therapists, along with patients and their caregivers, came together for the annual Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Indianapolis, IN. Attendees collaborated to advocate for advancing the quality of care for chronic respiratory patients. Special guest speakers Claire... Read more »

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RTs Provide Support Network to Patients

September 6, 2017

RTs Provide Support Network to Patients

AARC members take time to provide guidance and camaraderie through a network of support groups for their patients and community. From discussion sessions and expert presenters to harmonicas and yoga, read how your colleagues are enhancing the respiratory care of their patients. Better Breathing Together Esther Castilleja, RRT, RCP, AE-C of Bedford, TX, facilitates two... Read more »

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Patient Advocacy Summit Speakers Share Personal Experiences and Struggles

August 24, 2017

Patient Advocacy Summit Speakers Share Personal Experiences and Struggles

Helping to kick off our 2017 Congress, the AARC will host its third annual Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. The Summit will include special guest speakers Claire Wineland and Grace Anne Dorney Koppel. Wineland and Dorney-Koppel will each share their perspective and insight in living with respiratory illness, as well... Read more »

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2017 Patient Advocacy Award Recipient Announced

August 10, 2017

2017 Patient Advocacy Award Recipient Announced

Christine Hartling of Utah is the 2017 recipient of the National Respiratory Patient Advocacy Award. A collaborative effort between The FACES Foundation (Family and Caregiver, Education & Support) and the AARC, this award identifies and honors registered respiratory therapists from across the country who demonstrate excellence in compassionate care for patients and families. As part... Read more »

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This is Where Patient Advocacy Comes to Life

August 7, 2017

This is Where Patient Advocacy Comes to Life

RTs who have been on hand for past Summits attest to the value of the meeting. Respiratory therapists will travel to Indianapolis this October for AARC Congress 2017; however, one of the most meaningful aspects of the meeting will actually take place the day before the big event kicks off. That’s when AARC members will... Read more »

 

Join the Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit at AARC Congress 2017

July 3, 2017

Join the Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit at AARC Congress 2017

Register for the Summit Oct. 3, 2017 • Indianapolis, IN • 11:45 am–5:00 pm Registration deadline: Sept. 22, 2017 Do you have a passion for improving the quality of care and life for your respiratory patients and plan on attending AARC Congress 2017 in Indianapolis? Then join the movement and come to Congress one-day early to... Read more »

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Home Oxygen Patients Need More from RTs

June 21, 2017

Home Oxygen Patients Need More from RTs

In 2016, the AARC circulated a survey aimed at looking at the role of the respiratory therapist in pre- and post-discharge practices specific to COPD. Now the results are in, and according to AARC Executive Director Thomas Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAARC, who co-authored an abstract on the study that was presented at the recent American... Read more »

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