AARC News Feed

American Association for Respiratory Care
  1. The FDA launched “The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign earlier this fall in an attempt to educate kids and teens about the dangers associated with e-cigarettes and vaping. The main message: e-cigarettes, just like traditional cigarettes, put young people at risk for addiction and other health consequences. According to the campaign, which is an... Read more »
  2. The annual Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit was held on Monday, Dec. 3 in Las Vegas, NV. Now in its second year, the second National Respiratory Patient Advocacy Award, sponsored by the AARC and The FACES Foundation, went to Tonya Loftin, RRT, director of population health outcomes for Eventa. Respiratory Therapists, along with patients and their... Read more »
  3. The FDA and CDC released new findings on the use of e-cigarettes among middle and high school students on Nov. 15 that show an alarming rise in the number of children using these products. In just one year, more than 1.5 million students were added to the number of children reporting use of e-cigarettes within... Read more »
  4. Nearly every health care professional out there today got into the field because they wanted to help sick people get better. Those altruistic tendencies, however, can and sometimes do go by the wayside in the face of busy shifts, uncooperative patients, and cumbersome bureaucracy. Respiratory therapists are not immune to this erosion in compassion, but... Read more »