Articles tagged with: Patient Care

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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AARC Advocates for Its Patients

June 14, 2017

AARC Advocates for Its Patients

The AARC has sent comments to the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders with copies to all Senators advocating for affordable and effective health care for patients with chronic respiratory disease. By now you are aware the House of Representatives passed a bill known as the American Health Care Act.  According to the Congressional Budget Office, the... Read more »

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Big Ideas on Asthma Happen at the AARC Congress

May 11, 2017

Big Ideas on Asthma Happen at the AARC Congress

Enable cookies to see embeded content. This is Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month, and all eyes are on the condition. But asthma is always front and center in the minds of RTs, and nowhere is that more evident than at the Big Ideas Theater at AARC Congress. Alex Rotta, MD, brought RTs up to speed... Read more »

 

New Guidelines Tout Pulmonary Rehab, Home Care, for COPD

April 26, 2017

New Guidelines Tout Pulmonary Rehab, Home Care, for COPD

Respiratory therapists know pulmonary rehabilitation can help COPD patients regain lost functioning, and many believe these patients can be effectively treated at home when the condition flares up as well. In a new set of guidelines aimed at helping clinicians care for COPD patients with an acute exacerbation, the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory... Read more »

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