Articles tagged with: Patient Care

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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CHEST 2016 Presenter Emphasizes Importance of RT Role in Home Visits

November 10, 2016

CHEST 2016 Presenter Emphasizes Importance of RT Role in Home Visits

Patients with chronic lung diseases like COPD and asthma need to make regular visits to their physicians’ offices to maintain control of their conditions. But getting patients to show up for these visits can be a challenge. A new study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, at Fresno finds just one... Read more »

 

UNICEF Suggests Four Steps to Protect Kids from Air Pollution

November 4, 2016

UNICEF Suggests Four Steps to Protect Kids from Air Pollution

Air pollution contributes to the deaths of about 600,000 children under age five every year and nearly one in seven kids — about 300 million — live in areas with toxic levels of air pollution that exceed international guidelines by six times or more. Overall, two billion children live in areas where outdoor air pollution... Read more »

 

Smoking Leads to Excessive Cancer Deaths, More Money for Tobacco Control Could Help

October 31, 2016

Smoking Leads to Excessive Cancer Deaths, More Money for Tobacco Control Could Help

Respiratory therapists regularly advocate for increased spending on tobacco control measures. Unfortunately, tobacco control often gets the short end of the stick in state budgets. New research from investigators at the American Cancer Society suggests that’s taking a toll. Based on large prospective U.S. studies and state-specific smoking prevalence data, they calculated the population-attributable fraction... Read more »

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Join the Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit at AARC Congress 2016

July 5, 2016

Join the Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit at AARC Congress 2016

Register for the Summit Today! Deadline Sept. 30, 2016 Oct. 14, 2016 • San Antonio, Texas • 11:45 am–5:00 pm Do you have a passion for improving the quality of care and life for your respiratory patients and plan on attending AARC Congress in San Antonio? Then join the movement and come to Congress one-day early... Read more »

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Illinois Respiratory Therapists Drive OSA Protocol

May 10, 2016

Illinois Respiratory Therapists Drive OSA Protocol

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is increasingly being recognized as a mortality risk in hospitals, but identifying patients who may have the condition and don’t know it — or have it and are not compliant with treatment — has been a challenge. At 395-bed Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield, IL, respiratory therapists are leading the charge... Read more »

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Respiratory Therapist Helps Girls With Asthma Run

May 3, 2016

Respiratory Therapist Helps Girls With Asthma Run

AARC member Ronda Bradley helps 11-year-old Lielani and other girls with asthma safely participate in 5K races. Girls on the Run is a national organization that supports 5Ks just for girls, and last year more than 179,000 girls from 49 states and the District of Columbia participated in more than 350 end-of-season events. Ronda Bradley’s... Read more »

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Get Involved in Asthma Awareness

May 2, 2016

Get Involved in Asthma Awareness

Spread the word: Respiratory therapists are experts on the subject of asthma. Community Involvement Read how AARC member Janelle Gardiner established herself as an expert in her community to raise awareness of asthma. Asthma is a key condition treated by respiratory therapists, and as such, respiratory therapists are uniquely positioned to do some good in the community... Read more »

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Join the Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit at AARC Congress 2015

October 9, 2015

Join the Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit at AARC Congress 2015

  Do you have a passion for improving the quality of care and life for your respiratory patients and plan on attending AARC Congress in Tampa? Then make sure you come to Congress one-day early to attend the 1st Annual AARC Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit meeting — on Friday, November 6. AARC is inviting all respiratory therapists as well as their patients and caregivers to join... Read more »

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