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American Association for Respiratory Care
  1. In our second NBRC video, Lori Tinkler, MBA, goes over the credentials offered by the NBRC and why respiratory therapists should pursue them. “Earning an NBRC credential is a true testament to the skills and strengths required for excellence in the profession,” said Tinkler, who is CEO of the NBRC. She goes on to cover... Read more »
  2. Most high school students take a wide variety of electives to find out what interests them most and what they might want to pursue as a career after graduation. At Southwest Career and Technical Academy (SWCTA) in Las Vegas, NV, it gets a little more serious than that. Students who attend this academic center not... Read more »
  3. The Austin-based Harmonicas for Health group at the Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit in San Antonio, TX. Kitty Collins, BHS, RRT, a respiratory therapist at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, TX, set her patients’ lung exercises to a unique rhythm through their music therapy program. As part of the COPD Foundation’s Harmonicas for Health program,... Read more »
  4. Respiratory therapists who treat patients prescribed liquid oxygen by their physician or who must receive high flow oxygen because of their medical condition, know that access has been a big problem since the inception of the competitive bidding program. Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule to address the... Read more »
  5. Every year for the Zenith Award program, AARC members vote for the companies they believe stand out from the crowd. Considerations for the award include the quality of their equipment, supplies, or services; accessibility and helpfulness of their sales personnel; responsiveness; service record; truth in advertising; and support of the respiratory care profession. Start Voting... Read more »