AARC Perspectives

AARC Perspectives

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

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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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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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Adam's Facebook Donation Page
Adam's GoFundMe page

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June 17, 2021 46 min

In this episode of AARC Perspectives, we discuss the value and importance to staffing efficiency in RT departments. We'll also dive into a discussion of the new AARC Safe and Effective Staffing Guide, also known as The Guide.

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The Guide

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In today's episode, AARC Perspectives discusses the respiratory therapy specialty of Ambulatory & Post-Acute Care. We also dive into the role of the COPD Navigator, as described by Adam Mullaly. Adam defines the specialty and gives a better insight into this newer RT Role opportunity. He also shares how he hopes the specialty will develop and grow in the coming years.

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Exploring Your Options: Ambulatory and Post-Acute Ca...

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In today's episode, AARC Perspectives discusses the topic of burnout with Jim Damron, MDiv, MBE, RRT. We explore what burnout is and how to recognize what stressors are causing it in your life. We also look at how the pandemic has ignited these stressors this past year. And finally, Jim shares suggestions for moving beyond burnout in helping you manage the life stressors that may be fueling this issue.

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Marilyn Walton, MHHS, RRT, AE-C, RPSGT, joins AARC Perspectives to discuss what it takes to be an effective patient educator. She dives into asthma education experiences as well as shares key points when providing education virtually.

Interested in the Asthma Educator Certification? Learn more at AARC.org.

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In this episode, we talk with respiratory therapy student Aubree Kueny who discusses what it’s like to be an RT student during a pandemic. Aubree is an involved student member of the AARC and looks forward to her career as a respiratory therapist.

In January 2021, Aubree wrote an article for the AARC Newsroom: Starting Your Career in Today’s World.

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April 8, 2021 30 min

This latest episode of AARC Perspectives explores what life as a military respiratory therapist is like. Lisa Pickett, CMSgt, and Senior Airman Debora Delfin, RT, discuss the respiratory therapy career field in the U.S. Air Force, their experiences with COVID-19, and their recent achievement of being named Team of the Year in the USAF.

Learn more about the USAF Team of the Year Award.

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In this episode, we speak with Marcela Spraul, BSRT, RCP, who is a respiratory therapist working in Missouri; however, her career began in Colombia. Marcela discusses her experience as an international respiratory therapist working in the states, how she continues to support her home country of Colombia and international members worldwide. She’ll also discuss her experiences with COVID-19, both as a respiratory therapist and a pati...

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In today's episode, we're talking with Dr. Shawna Strickland as she shares her career journey with the AARC and now beyond as she transitions to the American Epilepsy Society.

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In today's episode, we're talking with new AARC Interim Executive Director Paul Divis. Paul shares his background and how his military and business experiences shape his leadership style. He also discusses his excitement for the future of the AARC and the respiratory therapy profession.

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In today's episode, we talk with Russell Graham, RRT, CPFT, FAARC, about his experience facing staffing shortages and challenges during the pandemic. Russell offers insights into what his hospital did to combat the shortage. He also shares tips for other managers and hospitals.

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The AARC talks with Jeffrey Haynes , RRT, RPFT, about the impact the COVID-19 Pandemic has had on pulmonary function testing.  Jeff discusses guidance for clinicians responsible for laboratory re-opening and maintaining a safe laboratory environment. 

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In today's episode, we're looking back at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and talking with Alicia Wafer, a respiratory therapy director in Detroit, MI. She shares how the COVID-19 affected her hospital and team. She also shares her advice for future respiratory therapists.

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