AARC Perspectives

AARC Perspectives

In this podcast, the American Association for Respiratory Care discusses the respiratory therapy profession with experts from across the globe.


December 8, 2022 43 min

In the latest episode of the AARC Perspectives podcast, Jon Inkrott, RRT, RRT-ACCS, discusses the Transport specialty and the value of supporting the section.

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In this episode of AARC Perspectives, we discuss with Mary Martinasek, PhD, CPH, MCHES, RRT, about vaping among adolescents and young adults. Specifically, we review the findings of a recent study about the prevalence of vaping among physically active youth. We also dive into how RTs can help patients, parents, and their communities.

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In our latest episode of AARC Perspectives, we talk with Brady Scott, Dana Evans, and David Eitel about their experiences at this year’s Summer Forum, takeaways from the event, and how professional development events help your career. We also look ahead and discuss what attendees can expect at Congress 2022. 

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October 6, 2022 36 min

In this AARC Perspectives episode, we talk with JJ Valdez, MSRC, RRT, RRT-ACCS, a collegiate educator with the goal of inspiring the next generation of clinicians to elevate the standard of health care. He discusses the value of using social media to engage with colleagues and help grow the profession. He also shares his tips on strengthening your social media presence.

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In today’s episode, we’re talking with Linda Nozart, MPH, BSRT, RRT, AE-C, is the Administrative Director of the Asthma Education Program in NYC Health + Hospitals Woodhull. She shares her passion for the profession and working with asthma patients. She’ll also discuss her career path and what led her to this current role and the benefit and rewards it offers.  

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August 11, 2022 35 min

In today's episode, we're talking with Zach Gantt, RRT, FAARC, about  Value-Based Respiratory Care. Zach discusses the importance of getting paid for respiratory services and outcomes in the value-based model.

Zach is the Founder and CEO of Encore Healthcare, providing outcome-based respiratory programs and software in the post-acute care setting. Zach founded Encore with a vision of radically improving post-acute respirator...

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February 17, 2022 33 min

In this episode of AARC Perspectives, we talk with Tiffany Christiansen, a cystic fibrosis patient, patient advocate, and our Congress LIVE! 2021 keynote speaker. She shares her experience with the disease (and her two double-lung transplants), diving into what it’s like being on a ventilator and the stigma of lung transplantation. A common theme shared by Christiansen is the importance of bringing humanity into patient care.  

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In this episode of AARC Perspectives, we speak with ECRI employee Brad Bonnette, about their recent recommendations for disinfection of ventilators. 

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January 27, 2022 31 min

In this episode of AARC Perspectives, we speak with AARC Historian Trudy Watson, on the rich history of the AARC. With 75 years under our belt, we are excited to see what the future holds for respiratory therapy. 

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January 6, 2022 35 min

We speak with AARC member and respiratory therapist, John Priest, who currently serves as an ECMO specialist at Boston Children's Hospital. Hear from John and how he has grown his career in ECMO. 

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December 15, 2021 32 min

We speak with this year's recipient of the 2021 award, Martina Compton, about her philosophies in patient advocacy.  

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We speak with president and co-founder of The FACES Foundation, Sharman Lamka. Listen along as we discuss the history of the foundation and how the National Patient Advocacy Award came about. 

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November 18, 2021 42 min

We go behind the scenes of the AARC Program Committee. Volunteers and AARC staff join us for this one of a kind episode. We discuss upcoming events, request for proposals, and so much more. 

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November 4, 2021 32 min

In this episode of AARC Perspectives, we speak with Georgianna Sergakis, Jessica Schweller, and Sarah Varekojis about APRT. Specifically, the program this team created together and what is included in the program.?

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October 21, 2021 31 min

In this episode of AARC Perspectives we speak with David Gibson. David is a tobacco treatment specialist and has been an RT since 1990. We talk with David and discuss why it's important to take time for the caregiver. 

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In this episode of AARC Perspectives, we talk with Krystal Craddock, MSRC, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, AE-C, CCM, and dive into how her team celebrates RC week. She gives helpful ideas to managers and discusses why it’s important to celebrate year-round.

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September 16, 2021 39 min

In today's episode, Andrew Klein discusses his respiratory therapy role as a clinical specialist. He defines the role and discusses how it was a good fit for his career path.

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August 19, 2021 28 min

In this episode of AARC Perspectives, Jasmine Brown, MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, COPD-Ed, CHSE, shares what it means to be an intentional patient advocate. She also discusses how this proactive measure will help in your efforts to deliver the best patient care. 

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In this episode of AARC Perspectives, we chat with Aaron Light, DHSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, to learn how a Missouri community college evolved to offer a bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy.

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In this episode of AARC Perspectives, we talk with Adam Levine, BSRT, RRT, and ECMO Specialist, who discusses his plan to run the virtual Boston Marathon to support his hospital community.

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