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AARC has sent a letter of support, asking for reconsideration in the layoffs of respiratory therapists from a Kentucky health system.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week kicks off on Sunday and runs through the 15th, and there’s never been a better time to get some media coverage for these life enhancing programs.
Welcome to Patient Safety Awareness Week – March 2-8! Sponsored by the Joint Commission, this year’s theme is “Navigate Your Health. . . Safely.”
AARC Associate Executive Director-Education Shawna Strickland, PhD, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC, will be one of the speakers along with AARC member Matthew Trojanowski, MS, RRT, during a one-hour webinar on ventilator alarm safety on March 25.
Back in 2011, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) selected a random sample of AARC members to participate in a national survey on health and safety practices of health care workers.
Most of us think of our legislative system as moving at the speed of molasses, but when it comes to getting your voice heard, sometimes it takes the speed of light to get anything done.
The AARC has endorsed a new campaign launched by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) to raise awareness of the condition among medical professionals.
Even before the last light is turned out in the convention center, planning for the next year’s AARC Congress is underway.
The AARC is proud to be an official partner of the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, to be held April 24-27, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
The Utah Society for Respiratory Care (USRC) united respiratory therapists across the state to participate in the Tobacco Free Education Day at the Utah State Capitol on February 6.
As key clinicians in the care of COPD patients, respiratory therapists are being invited to join a new online community established by the COPD Foundation (COPDF) to promote greater understanding of COPD treatment guidelines and give clinicians a place where they can network with one another about best practices.
The AARC has received numerous emails from concerned respiratory therapists about a change in Medicare billing practices as it relates to the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Edits for certain nebulizer treatments (94640, 94060, and 94664) and code pairs that became effective January 1, 2014. The issue stems from the fact that, in part, changes issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contradict guidance from the AMA CPT® Manual.
The American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF) is accepting applications for its undergraduate and postgraduate Education Recognition Awards now through June 15, and we need RT educators to help get the word out to their students.
If you’ve ever wondered how respiratory care is practiced in other nations around the world, the ARCF’s International Fellowship Program is a great place to find out.
AARC reached out to the leadership of CVS Caremark to thank them for their bold business decision in removing tobacco products from their stores.
Members of the Long-Term Care, Management, Neonatal-Pediatrics, Sleep, and Surface & Air Transport Sections can read the Winter issues of their Bulletins online now.
The AARC will publish Volume 23 of the Respiratory Care Education Annual in the fall of 2014.