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American Association for Respiratory Care
  1. By Madison Fratzke, RRT, RRT-ACCS, and Keith Lamb, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, FCCM Introduction Influenza can lead to respiratory failure which can evolve into significant Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Standard treatment for significant ARDS is invasive positive pressure ventilation which in and of itself may cause deleterious secondary inflammatory processes leading to a precipitous increase... Read more »
  2. Kyro Davis at HOD meeting in Las Vegas. Have you heard about the AARC House of Delegates (HOD) Student Mentoring Program? Allison Toney heard about the program from the Missouri Society for Respiratory Care. “I decided to apply because I wanted to see how our national respiratory society operated,” she said. “Being a future respiratory... Read more »
  3. Every patient and informal caregiver dealing with a chronic disease needs patient education, and that’s especially true for those struggling to cope with a chronic disease that affects the ability to breathe. When taking that next breath no longer comes quite as naturally as it once did, people have questions, and they want answers. Respiratory... Read more »
  4. Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2018, Neil MacIntyre, MD, FAARC, discusses permissive hypoxemia and the idea of letting the PO2 levels fall if it protects the lung. He also introduces the idea of using focused oxygen for patients as well as theories related to PO2. Big Ideas Theater... Read more »