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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...

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AARC schedules ACCS exam prep course

By Theresa Cassiday - 19th June 2013

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has scheduled its first live and interactive Adult Critical Care Specialist (ACCS) exam prep course. It will be taught Sept. 18...

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Kathy Davison, NSRC 2013 Therapist of the Year

Davison named Therapist of the Year

By Theresa Cassiday - 6th June 2013

Kathy Davison was named the Nebraska Therapist of the Year at the NSRC State Conference in May. Davison was nominated by Nan Nathenson, an NSRC board member and...

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AARC recruting challenge offers $300 prize

By Theresa Cassiday - 28th May 2013

NSRC members have been issued a challenge: Recruit at least one therapist to the AARC. The names of those who do will be added, along the name of the...

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