• We Need Your Voice!

    Congress needs YOUR voice heard for this year's Virtual Lobby Week!

    Make your voice heard – support RTs in telehealth and write to Congress now.

  • De-License RTs in Iowa? Don’t Count on It!

    It took less than a week for Iowa legislators to realize de-licensing RTs is a very bad idea. The Iowa Society led the charge.

  • Get AARC Empowered

    Maximize your membership and start reaching your goals with popular AARC career tools! Get AARC Empowered today!

  • Register for the Sputum Bowl

    In order to continue a practitioner competition at the Sputum Bowl, 15 teams must be registered by July 15. Start fielding your teams today!

  • Enter the Photo of the Year Contest

    It's that time of the year again where AARC Times is looking for creative members to participate in the annual Photo Contest. Finalists will receive a free one-year membership renewal and will have their submittal entered into our Photo-of-the-Year Contest.

  • Disaster Fund Opened for Georgia Members

    AARC members in Georgia who sustained property loss due to the severe weather that hit their state earlier this month can apply for grants from the AARC Disaster Relief Fund.

  • Register For This Month's JournalCast

    Don't forget to register for this month's RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast and earn 1.0 CRCE while you're at it. The presentation will focus on the research design and interpretation of the results.

  • Can You Help Patients Like Brian?

    Brian started smoking at age eight, had his first heart attack at 35, and went on the transplant list in his 50s. The CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign has great resources we can use to help patients like Brian kick the habit for good.

  • Submit Your Proposals

    There's only a little over a week left to submit your proposals for Congress 2017. Get your's in before the deadline passes.

  • Upcoming Maintenance

    We'd like to inform all of members that AARConnect will be under maintenance this Friday, December 16th and Saturday, December 17th.

    Please bear with us during this short time period and we apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.

  • RT Holiday Gift Guide

    Shop our RT Holiday Gift guide this holiday season for all your friends and colleagues. The shop contains over 90 RT related gifts!

  • Giving Tuesday

    Tune into your holiday spirit and help American Respiratory Care Foundation reach their $5,000 Goal!

    Please contribute to the Giving Tower for #GivingTuesday by Tuesday Nov. 29 and spread the word among colleagues, friends, and family!

  • Tobacco Cessation

    In honor of COPD month, we held a FB Live chat on the quitting experience of a former smoker and his RT spouse. Join us for our followup discussion and link to the video on Tobacco Cessation on Tobacco-Free Lifestyle Roundtable!

  • COPD Awareness Month

    November is COPD Awareness Month.

    Your friends at the AARC would like to challenge you to take COPD Foundation's Go Orange photo challenge to help bring awareness to this disease.

  • Happy RC Week!

    We at the AARC hope everyone is enjoying a great National Respiratory Care Week. As you wrap up your activities, take a few moments to share a brief summary of your celebrations with us, and send a photo or two as well. We’ll be publishing the results on our website, in AARC Times, and on our social media pages too.

  • Nashville Experience Package

    Raffle tickets for the “Once in a Lifetime Nashville Recording and Songwriting Package” being sponsored by the AARC and country and western star Billy Dawson to support the ARCF are on sale now. Purchase yours today and then stay tuned for the big drawing on the 28th!

  • Ready to Make Record-Breaking History?

    Join us in setting a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD! To participate, attend the AARC Congress 2016 Awards Ceremony and we will all attempt to set the record for the “most people blowing pinwheels simultaneously.”

  • NHLBI Is Seeking Your Feedback

    What are your COPD improvement goals? NHLBI is seeking your feedback to develop a national action plan.

  • AARC Election 2017 Results Announced

    The wait is over– the election results are officially in!

  • Share Your Moment!

    In 30 words or less, share your heroic, inspirational, or pivotal moment - tell us what makes you love respiratory care or how you are making a difference! Please email your shareable quotes to by Friday, September 16.

  • Only a Few More Days Left to Vote!

    Vote for your favorite respiratory care companies - deadline to vote is August 20!

  • Meet the 2017 AARC Candidates

    Get acquainted with the candidates before voting begins. And mark your calendars for Aug 15!

  • Not seeing AARC Facebook Posts Anymore?

    Recently, a few of our members have told us that they’re just not seeing AARC Facebook posts anymore when viewing their news feed on Facebook. Here's how to fix that in 2 easy steps.

  • Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab Rates Set to Rise

    Thanks in part to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit developed by the AARC and her sister organizations, CMS has just proposed significant rate increases for outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation programs in 2017.

  • RC Week Store Now Open

    Get your RC Week Gear - RTs Are Real Life Heroes - and your free planning guide today!

  • Sneak Peek: Respiratory Care Week 2016 Theme

    This year's theme is inspired by YOU!

  • AARC Congress 2016 Program Now Available

    So many reasons to attend, plus bonus attractions!

  • Cast Your Zenith Award Vote

    Deadline to vote is August 20. AARC Zenith Award is the highest honor we have to bestow on the manufacturers who provide us with the tools we need to care for our patients.

  • AARC Mourns the Loss of Bill Lamb

    The AARC lost a tireless volunteer earlier this week with the passing of Bill Lamb, BS, RRT, FAARC.

  • Preparing For Those NBRC Credentialing Exams

    How can you make sure all the hard work and effort you’re putting into exam prep will pay off with a “pass” on your first attempt at the exams? Four RT educators offer their top three tips for staying on track during the study process

  • Memorial Day

    The AARC executive office, including the customer service desk, will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. We honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country while serving as members of our Armed Forces, and our thoughts go out to the families of these fallen heroes.

  • AARConnect Maintenance

    AARConnect will be down for system maintenance on Friday, May 27th beginning at 10 pm EST. The site will be unavailable for approximately 4 hours. Thank you for your understanding!

  • ARCF Fundraiser Tickets On Sale

    Help a great cause at AARC Congress in San Antonio. Space is limited.

  • Where Managers Become Leaders

    It's not too late to sign up for Summer Forum. Get the info you need to lead your team.

  • Thank you for your support!

    A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported our annual trek up Capitol Hill on April 12 to lobby Congress on the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act.

    All this support paid off big time. Within 48 hours of the PACT trip, the number of Congressional co-sponsors of HR 2948 jumped by 14, and additional co-sponsors have signed on since.

  • World Asthma Day

    Join the AARC in raising awareness of asthma all month long.

  • Now Accepting Applications for Speaker Academy

    Have ever you thought about delivering a presentation at AARC Congress? Here's a great opportunity.

  • New White Paper Outlines Need to Improve Access to Respiratory Care

    Written by a working group of leading physicians and respiratory therapists, the paper covers a range of issues facing patients today, from access to approved therapies, to access to the full scope of respiratory care, to other barriers that impede patient care.

  • Only a few days to save some 💰

    Planning on attending our Summer Forum? Register today to take advantage of our Earlybird rates.

  • Neonatal Pediatric Respiratory Therapists Honored in Tennessee

    Thanks to AARC member John Fischer, RTs who care for Tennessee's youngest patients have been officially recognized by the state legislature. The first-ever Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care Awareness Day took place on March 15.

  • Tomorrow is the day!

    Tomorrow, reps from our PACT team will be in Washington lobbying for telehealth. If you haven't sent a letter to Congress in support of their message, please send your letter today!

  • AARC online services will be unavailable April 12

    Starting April 12 at 8:30 am Central until upgrades are complete. Email or call customer service if you need assistance.

  • Don't Forget to Write Your Letters to Congress

    Think your letters to Congress don’t work? They do!

  • RT Saves Life During Biking Race

    Kudos to AARC member Kelli Chronister who was on mile 22 of a 25-mile biking event when her RT skills were called into action.

  • It's Virtual Lobby Week!

    Please write your letters today to support legislation that supports the respiratory care profession! Visit for more information or click the link below to write your letter.