AARC News Feed

American Association for Respiratory Care
  1. This month in our Specialty Practitioner of the Year (SPOTY) Spotlight series, we’re learning more about our Neonatal-Pediatrics SPOTY: Melissa K. Brown, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, RCP. Join the Neonatal-Pediatrics Specialty Section Meet Melissa Neonatal-Pediatrics Specialty Practitioner of the Year Melissa K. Brown, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, RCP Brown graduated from the Grossmont College Respiratory Therapy program... Read more »
  2. This month in our Breaking Through the Excuses series, we’ll learn how Christopher Price, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, is advancing his degree. Christopher’s Story Christopher Price, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, shares his experience and motivation behind advancing his degree. Price has been an RRT for almost 12 years. In August of 2016, he obtained his Adult Critical... Read more »
  3. By Janelle Gardiner, DHSc, RRT, AE-C AARC Member Janelle Gardiner, DHSc, RRT, AE-C, credits the growth of her career and the opportunities she’s received as a result of her continued pursuit of higher education. Just after graduating from high school I began taking college courses. Like many others, I began working on general education courses.... Read more »
  4. Now through June 15, 2018, AARC members will have the opportunity to share their input regarding newly revised Position Statements. 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 reviewed three AARC Position Statements, and... Read more »
  5. In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Neil MacIntyre, MD, FAARC, FCCP, defines ventilator discontinuation and discusses how guidelines have evolved and the differences between discontinuation and extubation. According to Dr. MacIntyre, ventilator discontinuation is the process of getting patients off of ventilator support and out of the ICU as they are recovering. “It consumes,... Read more »