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The AARC has activated its Disaster Relief Fund for AARC members who sustained property loss or damage as a result of the devastating tornados that hit parts of Illinois last month.
A Patient-Safety Summit will be held Jan. 11–13 to help launch a goal of zero preventable deaths by 2020. AARC will be represented at the meeting and all interested respiratory therapists are invited to attend.
The career website CareerCast.com recently ranked 200 jobs from best to worst, with the findings based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government sources.
AARC members have been supporting the Alpha-1 Foundation for many years, and now they need our help more than ever!
With an array of historic respiratory equipment and other nostalgic memorabilia on display, the American Respiratory Care Foundation's (ARCF) Night at the Museum Fundraiser Friday evening at the Anaheim Marriott is sure to be a great way to get into a respiratory frame of mind for the four days of continuing education to come during AARC Congress 2013.
The AARC was saddened to learn of the death of Glen Gee, RRT, FAARC, a long-time leader in the Association who served as president of our organization in 1983.
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Back in 2008, we ran an AARC Times article on AARC member Justin Misuraca, RRT-NPS, who had recently written a children's book in part to benefit worthwhile causes at Children's Hospital in Denver where he was (and still is) a transport therapist.
Monday, November 11, 2013, we observe Veterans Day here in the United States.
November is National COPD Awareness Month, and that means it’s the perfect time for respiratory therapists to get out into their communities and educate people about the nation’s third leading cause of death. It’s also a great time to reflect on AARC programs aimed at improving care for COPD patients all year long.
This year’s National Respiratory Care Week brought out the best in AARC members across the country and around the world, as they pulled their resources together to honor the therapists working in their facilities and educate the public about lung disease.
Members of the Long-Term Care, Management, Neonatal-Pediatrics, and Surface & Air Transport Sections can read the Fall issues of their Bulletins online now.
Our contest is underway! And two people have put their face on their profile and have won $50.
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AARC members at Newman Regional Health in Emporia, KS, enjoyed a great Respiratory Care Week last week, but one thing they didn’t plan on was a visit from U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS).
Watch your AARConnect email deliveries for changes as early as this week.
When the RTs at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, TX, gather for their RC Week celebrations next week they’ll be handing out some awards and enjoying a nice meal together.
An AARC member was one of three who lost their lives in a Tennessee helicopter crash this morning, en route to pick up a boy who was in renal failure.
The Adult Acute Care, Continuing Care/Rehabilitation, Diagnostics, Education, and Home Care Sections have just published the Fall issues of their Bulletins.
The AARC has joined more than 85 other organizations in signing on to a letter asking HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to incorporate an out-of-pocket cost estimator into the regulations so people seeking a qualified health plan (QHP) through the marketplaces can get a realistic idea of what their out-of-pocket costs will be under QHPs in each of the options.