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Updated by American Association for Respiratory Care on May 02, 2014
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Asthma in the Spotlight in May

Respiratory therapists play a key role in the care of patients with asthma, and there’s no better time to highlight that role than in the month of May. We’ll be celebrating National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month all month long, and with World Asthma Day taking center stage on Tuesday, the 6th, that’s double the opportunity to put asthma in the spotlight in your communities.

Asthma Educator Certification Preparation Course

Our Asthma Prep Course is designed specifically to help RTs pass the Asthma Educator-Certified exam, and along the way you’ll learn lots of valuable information you can implement in your asthma programs as well.

Indoor Asthma Triggers and the Respiratory Therapist

Sign up for the Asthma Prep Course this year and you’ll also have free access to two ARCF/EPA Asthma Courses on asthma triggers, allergy testing, and smoking cessation.

Peak Performance USA - An Asthma Management Program for Schools

The major problem associated with poorly controlled childhood and adolescent asthma is excessive school absences. Not only is valuable school-time lost, 12.9 million missed school days annually, but often a working parent must also stay home to provide the needed care and observation.

A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices for Respiratory Therapists - 3rd Edition |

The third edition of our Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices for Respiratory Therapists contains the latest information on the nebulizers, MDIs, and DPIs your patients use to treat their asthma. It’s free for AARC members and you can even earn CRCE credits by taking a post test.

Patient's Guide to Aerosol Drug Delivery

Help your patients better understand their aerosol devices by supplying them with a copy of our Patient's Guide to Aerosol Drug Delivery. The guide is in its second edition and has all the latest information.

AARC: Asthma Self-Management Education (ASME)

If you’re involved in an asthma management program in your facility, our Asthma Self-Management Education (ASME) may be the official stamp of approval you need to market the program to patients, physicians, and even third party payors.


Sign up for our Asthma Disease Management Roundtable on AARConnect to network with your fellow members who are involved in asthma or want to get involved. Available at no extra cost to members, it’s a great place to tap into some of the best minds on asthma management anywhere around. : We Inspire Healthy Lungs

YourLungHealth.Org is full of useful information and advice on asthma you can share with your patients—or just direct them to the site and let them explore at their leisure.

Allergy and Asthma Health

Our online consumer magazine, Allergy & Asthma Health, is published on a quarterly basis and features great articles written especially for patients and families by AARC members. Check it out and then provide your patients with a link to sign up.

AARC Webcast Central - Past Programs

You and your colleagues can find some wonderful educational programs on asthma in our Webcast Archives too.