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First Five Winter Section Bulletins Online Now

January 29, 2009

The Adult Acute Care, Continuing Care & Rehabilitation, Diagnostics, Education, and Home Care Sections have just published the Winter issues of their Bulletins.

Here are your direct links to these informative publications:

  • Adult Acute Care:
    Mike Hewitt recaps section accomplishments for 2008 and looks ahead to 2009 in his Notes from the Chair, and we also have a great article on two new procedures (EBUS and ENB) being used to diagnose lung disease, along with a profile of our Specialty Practitioner of the Year.
  • Continuing Care & Rehabilitation:
    Section Chair Debbie Koehl covers the new LCD for pulmonary rehab and what we can expect from the upcoming NCD in her Notes column and reports on the section meeting held at the AARC Congress. A profile on our Specialty Practitioner of the Year rounds out the issue.
  • Diagnostics:
    2008 Bulletin Editor Rusty Harris thanks the membership for the opportunity to serve as editor, while outgoing Section Chair Charlie McArthur fills everyone in on what happened at the section meeting in Anaheim and also thanks the membership for its support during his term in office. A profile of our Specialty Practitioner of the Year is included as well, and Rusty provides a great article on ensuring quality in pulmonary function testing.
  • Education:
    This issue is full of interesting articles on a wide range of topics: teaching students to teach themselves, geriatrics education and the RT, cognitive apprenticeships, surviving a CoARC site visit, how cell phones are transforming the college experience, and inhaled nitric oxide. We also have a column from our new chair, Lynda T. Goodfellow, and a profile of our Educator of the Year.
  • Home Care:
    Two articles in this issue address standing orders and how they can ensure quality care despite ongoing issues with reimbursement, and we also have a profile of the 2008 winner of the Invacare Award for Excellence in Home Respiratory Care. Section Chair Bob McCoy recaps the section meeting held during the Congress as well.

The remaining five Specialty Section Bulletins Long Term Care, Management, Neonatal-Pediatrics, Sleep, and Surface & Air Transport will publish their Winter editions next month.

If you have yet to join one or more of these AARC Specialty Sections, go to section sign up, fill out the form, and start enjoying the benefits of section membership today.

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