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Nebraska team competes in National Sputum Bowl

By Theresa Cassiday - 10th December 2013

The Nebraska sputum bowl team of Jeff Gonzalez and Rob Dickhaut from the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln, Elisha Pueppka from Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North...

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Earn CEUs at Disney World conference

By Theresa Cassiday - 10th December 2013

Focus Conferences offers the opportunity to earn continuing education credits to respiratory therapists and other medical professionals during a conference May 15-17, 2014 at Disney World in Orlando, FL. Participants may register their partner for the conference activities (no CEUs) for $100. Activities offered include: Free food and drink. Focus comedy show. Exhibit hall. More than 70 lectures. Two keynote speeches. 5K race. Door prizes and other surprises. To register, go to www. foocus.com

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NSRC membership contest winners announced

By Jenny Bush - 30th November 2013

Winners have been announced for the AARC’s 2013 membership contest. The new member winner was Venus Buck of Bellevue, NE.  The sponsor winner was Darcy O’Brien-Genrich.  Each won $150.00 for their efforts to increase NSRC membership.

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Write to Congress to support AARC-backed bill

By Theresa Cassiday - 5th September 2013

HR 2619 would allow qualified respiratory therapists to provide education and instruction in disease self-management for Medicare patients diagnosed with certain chronic lung diseases. The legislation will allow physicians to utilize the respiratory therapists’ skill set to educate Medicare beneficiaries on how to recognize and reduce symptoms and triggers of their disease to prevent exacerbations that can lead to costly inpatient acute care. Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) has introduced the AARC-backed Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act in the U.S. House...

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NSRC state conference

Photos show State Conference highlights

By Theresa Cassiday - 11th July 2013

Lectures, discussions and activities highlighted the NSRC’s annual State Conference, held May 15-17 in Kearney. Key events and education included the Advanced principles in Ventilation workshop, where patient-ventilator synchrony were discussed; as well Enhanced Ventilator Monitoring and Decision Support.  Lectures on pediatric emergencies and infant ventilation demonstrated techniques and technologies for those who deal with children. The lymphatic system was discussed as part of an integrated approach to respiratory care, demonstrating the advanced skills of the respiratory therapists.  Respiratory care...

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