Respiratory Therapists Facing Challenges While Fighting COVID-19

From WKRN.com – Nashville by: Elizabeth Lane, WKRN Web Staff Posted: Apr 21, 2020 / 05:47 AM CDT / Updated: Apr 21, 2020 / 06:47 AM CDT WKRN VIDEO NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Some on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic are facing some of the toughest challenges as part of this crisis. Respiratory therapists are dealing with unprecedented struggles while trying to help patients recover from the coronavirus. When a patient has trouble … Read more

AARC Asks That RTs Be Added to Heroes Fund

Today the AARC sent a letter to House and Senate Congressional leaders urging them to specifically recognize respiratory therapists as essential health care providers for the lifesaving care they are delivering to patients with COVID-19 in any legislative provision that authorizes hazard pay for essential workers, like the Heroes Fund proposal. We also reminded them we sent a letter earlier asking that RTs be included as telehealth practitioners in any additional stimulus package being developed. … Read more