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Another Germ Bites the Dust

August 27, 2014 - 12:05pm
Hospitals have tried all kinds of tactics to get clinicians to wash their hands—educational sessions, reminders, and the ever popular direct observation. South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, FL, decided to interject a little friendly competition into the process, and AARC member Joe Bernardo, MSHS, RRT, and his colleagues in the RT department jumped at the chance to get into the act.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

August 22, 2014 - 5:45pm
Here are our latest newsmakers.

Latest Prize Winners Share Common Bond

August 15, 2014 - 12:11pm
Cool new tablet devices have just arrived at the homes of two lucky members.

Cast Your Vote Online for the 26th Annual AARC Zenith Awards

August 14, 2014 - 6:47pm
Each year the AARC presents the Zenith Award to the top corporations in the respiratory care industry during our annual International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition.

Texas Commission Supports Recommendation

August 13, 2014 - 5:09pm
The Texas Sunset Commission unanimously voted today to keep Texas respiratory therapy licensure and to move it under the umbrella of the Texas State Medical Board.

AARC Urges FDA on Final Rule for Tobacco

August 12, 2014 - 11:37am
AARC was among 24 leading public health and medical organizations, which have called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule to regulate all tobacco products by April 25, 2015. In addition, AARC submitted standalone comments to ask FDA to state that all tobacco products should be under their jurisdiction and regulation.

AARC Virtual Museum

August 8, 2014 - 3:41pm
The AARC Virtual Museum is unveiling history. Take a tour…

Celebrate Respiratory Care Week

August 8, 2014 - 3:40pm
Generate awareness October 19-25, 2014.

Texas Sunset Commission Gives Thumbs Up to Respiratory Therapists

August 8, 2014 - 3:37pm
The Texas Sunset Commission, which originally recommended the de-licensing of respiratory therapists in the state, is now recommending that the licensure of the profession come under the purview of the Texas State Medical Board.

Second Group of Summer Bulletins Online Now

August 7, 2014 - 12:00pm
Members of the Long-Term Care, Management, Neonatal-Pediatrics, Sleep, and Surface & Air Transport Sections can read the Summer issues of their Bulletins online now.

First Five Summer Bulletins Online Now

August 1, 2014 - 6:30pm
The Adult Acute Care, Continuing Care/Rehabilitation, Diagnostics, Education, and Home Care Sections have just published the Summer issues of their Bulletins.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

July 31, 2014 - 11:25am
We have another great list of newsmakers to share

California Makes the RRT Mandatory

July 24, 2014 - 4:42pm
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.

Time to Touch Base on HR 2619

July 22, 2014 - 11:13am
With the August Congressional recess just around the corner, make plans now to contact your Representative and Senators.

Become a DRIVER

July 21, 2014 - 5:05pm
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.

RTs Can Help Influence Tobacco Policies

July 21, 2014 - 11:55am
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.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

July 10, 2014 - 11:35am
We have another great list of newsmakers to share

Continuing Education Accepted for AE-C Until Aug. 31

July 7, 2014 - 11:56am
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.

Texas Legislators Hear RTs, Promise Further Study

June 26, 2014 - 12:05pm
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."

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

June 24, 2014 - 4:08pm
Here are our latest newsmakers.