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AARC Perspectives

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


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








Respiratory Therapy Brings Great Career Options

Joel Brown shares his career journey and discusses the wealth of career options available to respiratory therapists. He also addresses the importance of RT education and how it can expand the profession.


APRT Reaches New Milestones

Check out our latest AARC Perspectives episode where we discuss APRT and the milestone achievement made by the VA Maryland Healthcare System.


Elevating the RT Profession

AARC President Carl Hinkson and Executive Director Dan Garrett discuss the Elevate path of the strategic plan. They look at what this means for the profession, why it's important, and some of the milestones already met.


Exploring RT Transport Life

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.


Vaping, Physical Activity, and our Youth

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.


Adding Value to Your Career Through Lifelong Learning

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.


Engage with RT Colleagues Everywhere

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.


Bringing Asthma Education to Your Community

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.


Value-Based Respiratory Care

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 respiratory care delivery through clinical excellence, innovative...


Bringing Humanity to Patient Care

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.


Safe Cleaning and Disinfection of Ventilators

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


AARC Celebrates 75 Years

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.


Respiratory Therapists and ECMO

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.


Champion Your Patients

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


Patient Advocacy with The FACES Foundation

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.


Behind the Scenes: Program Committee

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.


Let's Talk Advanced Practice RT

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.


Caring for the Caregiver

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.


Let's Talk RC Week and Why It's Important

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.


The Path of the Clinical Specialist

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.