AARC News Feed

American Association for Respiratory Care
  1. The AARC has activated its Disaster Relief Fund for AARC members in Florida who have sustained property loss or damage as a result of Hurricane Michael Members living in these federally-declared disaster areas in Florida may apply for a grant of up to $500, either online or by mail using our downloadable application form. Applications... Read more »
  2. The North Dakota Department of Health developed a new position statement to include e-cigarettes in its tobacco prevention efforts, helping to educate parents and youth on the dangers of using electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Expanding tobacco prevention In keeping pace with the rise of e-cigarette products, the North Dakota Department of Health expanded its... Read more »
  3. In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Thomas Piriano, RRT, discusses the prone positioning used in moderate ARDS as well as new study evidence that supports this treatment. Watch More Big Ideas Theater Piriano addresses the debate surrounding prone positioning in moderate ARDS, explaining how category definition of mild, moderate, and severe has opened new... Read more »
  4. Respiratory therapists go to work every day thinking about how they can save the lives of their patients. But some of those patients will inevitably die, and coping with those situations can be a challenge for clinicians who are educated and trained to keep people breathing. Stephanie Williams, BS, RRT, is director of community programs... Read more »
  5. No one knows for sure who invented the “elevator speech” — it’s been attributed to everyone from journalists to a quality test technician to Elisha Graves Otis, who invented a device that significantly improved the safety of actual elevators back in the 1850s. But the intent is the same: in a few short sentences (about... Read more »