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Legislation regarding the respiratory care profession passed the final hurdle yesterday when California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will make the RRT credential mandatory for respiratory therapists practicing in the state.
With the August Congressional recess just around the corner, make plans now to contact your Representative and Senators.
This week, the Drive4COPD began a new challenge for AARC members. We are asking AARC members to become DRIVERS and screen those in the community.
As a respiratory therapist treating individuals with chronic lung disease, you have seen firsthand the devastating effect use of tobacco products has on the health and lifestyle of your patients. That’s why it’s important for you to share your experiences with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as they look to expand their regulatory authority.
We have another great list of newsmakers to share
The National Asthma Education Certification Board (NAECB) announced a major change to its recertification process for the Asthma Educator-Certified (AE-C) credential in 2013 and has just extended the deadline to Aug. 31, 2014.
AARC and TSRC members made their case before the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission yesterday, with Texas Senator Jane Nelson, saying, "We hear you. We hear you loud and clear."
Here are our latest newsmakers.
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The entire AARC community was saddened to learn of the death of Jerry Bridgers, CRT, over the weekend. A member of the AARC since 1963, Bridgers will long be remembered for his unwavering support of the respiratory care profession.
Earlier this year, we notified our members about certain coding edits regarding inhalation treatments using CPT code 94640 (pressurized or non-pressurized inhalation treatment for acute airway obstruction…) that became effective January 1, 2014.
James Womble, BA, RRT, from Corpus Christi, TX, just won complimentary registration to the AARC’s Critical Care ACCS Prep Course in Marco Island, FL, July 13-14 . . . a $240 value.
The AARC has just formed a new Roundtable for members interested in networking with their colleagues about patient safety.
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The International Fellowship Program sponsored by the AARC offers AARC members a great opportunity to learn how respiratory care is practiced in other nations around the world.
Applications for the undergraduate and postgraduate Education Recognition Awards sponsored by the ARCF are due by June 15, so if you plan to apply for one of these great scholarships, now’s the time to check out the application process.
Thanks to a new category being dubbed “Renegade Teams,” anyone who assembles a Sputum Bowl team of AARC members from a single state can apply to bring their team to Vegas.
The AARC will be heading to Las Vegas, NV, and the fabulous Mandalay Bay for AARC Congress 2014 this Dec. 9–12.
AARC University has launched, bringing with it an ease of use and better accessibility to online AARC courses than ever before. And just like a real university, it’s a “full-service” learning experience—registration, text, video, exams, certificates all in one area of the website.