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Voting in AARC Elections 2014 ended on Oct. 1, and President George Gaebler has announced the results.
This ARCF fundraiser will take place on Friday evening, Nov. 15, from 7–9 at the Anaheim Marriott and is sure to be a great way to get pumped up for the main event starting on Saturday.
Ever wonder what it was like to practice respiratory care back in the early days of the profession? You can find out at AARC Congress 2013—and help raise funds for the American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF) at the same time.
David Gibson, RRT-NPS, RPFT, and his colleagues in the Arkansas Society for Respiratory Care reached out to Gov. Mike Beebe earlier this year, and were pleased to not only receive the signed proclamation, but also to get the chance for a photo op with the governor himself.
COPD will be added to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program in FY 2015 and that means hospitals will begin incurring penalties for excessive 30-day readmissions beginning Oct. 1, 2014. This October, the COPD Foundation (COPDF) will host a conference in conjunction with partnering organizations, including the AARC, to help your department become part of the solution.
If you’re ready for some fun at Congress, submit your application to be a contestant on “Respiratory Workmates.”
The AARC has activated its Disaster Relief Fund for AARC members who sustained property loss or damage as a result of massive flooding in Colorado over the past week that destroyed 19,000 homes and killed eight people.
The Respiratory Care Education Annual has just been posted online (it’s going “green” this year), and members of the AARC Education Section have already been notified of its availability.
The sunflower is the state flower of Kansas, and given its resilience (the seed can lay dormant for years, then sprout when conditions are right) and the fact that she hails from Kansas, Karen Schell, RRT-NPS, RPFT, RPSGT, decided it would be the perfect symbol for her year as House of Delegates chair.
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The first week in September was a busy one for Raymond Pisani, BS, RRT-NPS, president of the Louisiana Society for Respiratory Care (LSRC). Alone or with colleagues he met with one of his Senators and two Representatives to ask for their support for HR 2619, the Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act.
Brian Cayko, MBA, RRT, has some great tips from a meeting he had with Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT) in Helena on Monday, Aug. 29.
The AARC has partnered with the CDC/SNS to provide necessary resources for the respiratory therapist to prepare for mechanically ventilating a large population during a public health emergency.
Late last month we were informed of the passing of Dr. David Duane Gale of Richmond, KY.