RT student workshop set for Oct. 21

Future respiratory therapists can learn more about their career options and professional development opportunities at the 2022 Respiratory Care Student Workshop. This year's session is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 21.

The workshop will be held at the Waverly Community Center, 11120 N. 141st St. in Waverly. Registration and breakfast start at 8 a.m.

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AARC virtual lobby campaign runs through April 30

AARC virtual lobby 2021

The AARC's Virtual Lobby Campaign for respiratory therapists is under way, and continues through April 30. The AARC is asking members to contact their Congressional representatives in support of two important pieces of legisation.

The CONNECT (Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies) for Health Act includes provisions to permanently expand access to telehealth. "Specifically, it promotes increased access to telehealth services by health care professionals, such as respiratory therapists (RTs), who are not currently described as eligible practitioners in the Medicare program’s telehealth benefit, as part of new payment models being tested by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center," according to the AARC.

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AARC Congress becomes 4-day virtual event

AARC Congress becomes 4-day virtual event

Join the AARC as members and respiratory therapists worldwide come together to learn in a virtual environment.

AARC Congress is the AARC's premier educational and networking event each year. For 2020, it's being offered as a four-day virtual event.

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AARC webcast: Children’s ventilator care at home

The AARC is offering a live webcast to discuss the role that respiratory therapists play when transitioning a child requiring invasive ventilation from hospital to home care.

"Successful transition for this complex population is a collaborative process involving an interdisciplinary and coordinated plan of care," the AARC says. "This presentation will discuss the role of the respiratory therapist within a dedicated discharge planning team, criteria for discharge of ventilator-dependent children, preparation and education of their families, and the challenges faced in providing a quality and efficient transition."

The webcast is scheduled for 1 p.m. Central and noon Mountain time on Tuesday, August 4. The course has been approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours. Speaker is Sherry Barnhart, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC.

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