American Association for Respiratory Care
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|Predecessor||American Association for Respiratory Therapy|
|Founded||March 16, 1947|
|Founder||Edwin R. Levine|
|Headquarters||Irving, TX, United States|
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is a non profit organization and is the only professional organization supporting Respiratory Care in the United States. In addition to attempting to help lobby for beneficial legislation nationally and locally, the AARC is trying to promote the profession as a whole to increase interest and membership. The AARC began in 1943, as the Inhalation Technician Association and has evolved rapidly and repeatedly since.
"The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) will continue to be the leading national and international professional association for respiratory care. The AARC will encourage and promote professional excellence, advance the science and practice of respiratory care, and serve as an advocate for patients, their families, the public, the profession and the respiratory therapist."
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- Respiratory Care
- AARC Times Magazine
The AAIT began publishing a journal called Inhalation Therapy in 1956.
The University of Chicago Hospital forms the Inhalation Therapy Association (ITA) in 1946 and in 1947 the ITA is chartered as a non-profit entity in the state of Illinois. The ITA was renamed American Association of Inhalation Therapists (AAIT) in 1954, and changed its name again in 1966 to American Association of Inhalation Therapy (still AAIT). The AAIT was renamed the American Association of Respiratory Therapy (AART) in 1973 and finally took the current name of American Association of Respiratory Care in 1986.
The AARC has several organizations with which they have an affiliation;[clarification needed] some of these include:
- AMA Allied Health Careers
- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
- American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
- American Heart Association
- American Hospital Association
- American Society of Anesthesiologists
- American Society for Testing and Materials
- American Thoracic Society
- Campaign for Tobacco-Free kids
- Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists
- COARC, The Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
- Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation
- Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
- Lambda Beta Society
- National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care
- National Association for the Support of Long Term Care
- National Board for Respiratory Care
- National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics
- National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
- National Lung Health Education Program
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program
- Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario
- Society of Critical Care Medicine
- European Sleep Apnea Database
- National Board for Respiratory Care
- Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
- "American Association for Respiratory Care International Respiratory Congress," 17 December 2012, in Sleep Review online, at https://web.archive.org/web/20131029205057/http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/continuing-education/18224-american-association-for-respiratory-care-international-respiratory-congress .
- Greg Spratt, BS, RRT, CPFT, "Respiratory Care Departments Take a Lead Role in Postoperative Monitoring," 11 July 2012, in RT online, at https://web.archive.org/web/20131029203813/http://www.rtmagazine.com/all-news/16820-respiratory-care-departments-take-a-lead-role-in-postoperative-monitoring .
- Cathy Rozansky, MSH, RRT, "Educating Health Professionals with Simulation Programs: Implications for Respiratory Therapists," 3 May 2012, in RT online, at https://archive.is/20131027100206/http://www.rtmagazine.com/all-news/16804-educating-health-professionals-with-simulation-programs-implications-for-respiratory-therapists .
- "AARC Urges EPA Go Forward with Planned Epinephrine Phase Out," 6 December 2011, in RT online, at https://web.archive.org/web/20131029203256/http://www.rtmagazine.com/all-news/18361-aarc-urges-epa-go-forward-with-planned-epinephrine-phase-out- .
- "AARC Releases Audio Book for Oxygen Users," October 31, 2012, in Advance for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine online, at http://respiratory-care-sleep-medicine.advanceweb.com/News/Daily-News-Watch/AARC-Releases-Audio-Book-for-Oxygen-Users.aspx .