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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.

Respiratory Therapist Human Resource Survey

June 24, 2014 - 10:56am
Help Your Profession and Win a One-Year AARC Membership!

AARC Congress 2014 Advance Program Now Available

June 20, 2014 - 2:18pm
The complete 2014 program is now available.

Jerry Bridgers Passes Away

June 16, 2014 - 4:46pm
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.

Update on NCCI Edits Regarding Inhalation Treatments

May 20, 2014 - 12:39pm
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.

Texas Member Wins in First Drawing for Comp Registration to ACCS Prep Course

May 13, 2014 - 4:44pm
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.

Patient Safety Roundtable Puts Focus Where is Squarely Needs to Be

May 13, 2014 - 4:44pm
The AARC has just formed a new Roundtable for members interested in networking with their colleagues about patient safety.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

May 13, 2014 - 4:43pm
Here are our latest newsmakers —

City Host Applications Due June 1

May 7, 2014 - 2:32pm
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.

Attention Student Members: ARCF Scholarship Deadline June 15

May 7, 2014 - 2:07pm
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.

Here Come the Renegades!

May 7, 2014 - 11:27am
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.

Sneak a Peek at AARC Congress 2014!

May 6, 2014 - 6:38pm
The AARC will be heading to Las Vegas, NV, and the fabulous Mandalay Bay for AARC Congress 2014 this Dec. 9–12.

AARC University Brings Together Content with Convenience

May 6, 2014 - 4:22pm
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.