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American Association for Respiratory Care
  1. Now through Feb. 22, 2019, AARC members will have the opportunity to share their input regarding a new Issue Paper. The AARC publishes position statements and issue papers to promote patient safety, quality care, access to respiratory therapy, and cost control. The Position Statements and Issue Papers Committee recently drafted the following new Issue Paper:... Read more »
  2. Asthma and COPD patients who use the Advair Diskus got some good news last week when the FDA approved the first generic version of the respiratory medication. Generic Advair Diskus is indicated for the twice-daily treatment of asthma in patients aged four years and older and maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction and reducing exacerbations in... Read more »
  3. Enable cookies to see embeded content. The AARC brought respiratory therapists together with patients, families, and patient advocacy organizations at the fourth Annual Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit held in conjunction with AARC Congress 2018 in Las Vegas last December. “The Patient Advocacy Summit is an opportunity for patients, caregivers, respiratory therapists, and students to collaborate... Read more »
  4. The tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgeries performed in children, and physicians have long believed it can treat problems like recurrent throat infections or obstructive sleep apnea with no lasting effect on long-term health. Research published in JAMA Otolaryngology last summer suggests otherwise. When Danish investigators looked at data on 1.2 million people... Read more »
  5. Ryan Sharkey (seconf from left) with colleagues (L to R) Zheng Zheng Zhang, Sun Xin, and JinHao Tao in China. Ryan M. Sharkey, MSc, RRT, RRT-NPS, has been traveling to China once a year for the past three years to help expand the knowledge and practice of respiratory care in China. His primary focus is... Read more »