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American Association for Respiratory Care
  1. This month’s edition of Good Press features members saving lives, celebrating milestones, and sharing expertise with local news outlets.
  2. Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of the Big Ideas Theater 2019, Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Education at Rush University Brady Scott, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC, discusses mechanical ventilation alarm safety and how the sounds you hear in a medical setting could be changing. Watch More Big Ideas Theater Scott explains... Read more »
  3. AARC member Helena F. Medkiff, MSHCM, RRT, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C, is currently the director of clinical education respiratory therapy and assistant professor of clinical cardiopulmonary science at Louisiana State University, School of Allied Health Professions. She teaches a respiratory fundamentals course at LSU, the first course students take that is specific to the respiratory system. Medkiff’s students are required to become student members of the AARC, but she doesn’t stop there in getting them more involved. During the second semester of her class, students take part in a virtual scavenger hunt assignment. The assignment involves the students visiting the multiple AARC websites and resources, to help them learn of all the benefits that come along with being a member.
  4. Last fall, CHEST posted online an accepted paper that examined the cardiopulmonary workforce in the U.S., with special emphasis on the need for advanced practice providers (APPs) such as the advanced practice respiratory therapist (APRT) to meet ongoing needs. In response to a request from the AARC, the full text of that paper has now... Read more »
  5. Our first #AARCLobby TAKE ACTION campaign for 2020 kicks off Monday, Feb. 10 and runs through Friday, Feb. 14. Now is the time to contact your elected officials regarding the CONNECT Act and SMART Act. Telehealth is Still a Priority The House and Senate have introduced identical versions of the CONNECT (Creating Opportunities Now for... Read more »