Articles tagged with: Patient Care

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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AARC Member Leads Airway Safety Initiative

April 5, 2017

AARC Member Leads Airway Safety Initiative

Like many smaller facilities, Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD, goes down to one hospitalist and one ED physician after midnight, and ensuring airway safety in an emergency situation can be a challenge. When Calvert physicians decided it was time to improve the odds they turned to Heather Wright, BSRC, RRT, to help spearhead... Read more »

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CVS Cigarette Ban Linked to Higher Quit Rate

March 22, 2017

CVS Cigarette Ban Linked to Higher Quit Rate

Did the CVS decision to quit selling tobacco products in its nationwide chain of pharmacies really do any good? Yes it did, report Rhode Island researchers publishing in the April edition of the American Journal of Public Health — at least among regular cigarette purchasers at CVS. Using data on household cigarette purchasing, they found... Read more »

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Get the Resources You Need to Help Patients Like Brian Quit Smoking

December 21, 2016

Get the Resources You Need to Help Patients Like Brian Quit Smoking

Brian grew up with parents who smoked, so when he took his first puff at age eight he never even considered smoking was something that could harm his health. As a respiratory therapist, you work with tobacco dependent patients like Brian every day. Every encounter you have with them is an opportunity to educate them... Read more »

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AARC Brings RTs, Patients Together in Second Annual Advocacy Summit

November 23, 2016

AARC Brings RTs, Patients Together in Second Annual Advocacy Summit

Enable cookies to see embeded content. Building relationships and advancing respiratory care were the key goals of the second annual Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit that took place just prior to AARC Congress 2016 in San Antonio this past October. Respiratory therapists from the AARC gathered with patients and caregivers to talk about key issues of... Read more »

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