During the American Association for Respiratory Care’s (AARC) Summer Forum in July, Draeger Medical Inc provided 10 ventilators to Respiratory Therapy schools. These state of the art devices were raffled off during the education section meeting, which addressed trends related to contemporary RT education, according to the company.

“Providing the latest technology in mechanical ventilation fosters a greater learning experience in the lab setting for RT students, and better prepares graduates for the workforce,” said Ed Coombs, MA, RRT-NPS, ACCS, FAARC, director of marketing for Intensive Care & Neonatal Care, Draeger Medical Inc.

The company is a proud corporate partner of the AARC and offers leading innovations in respiratory care, including advanced ventilation modes, lung recruitment strategies and unique knowledge-based weaning programs, which will help to maintain cost-effectiveness and improve patient outcomes.

Hospitals face enormous challenges attracting qualified respiratory therapists to meet the increasing demands placed on our health care system today. Institutions of higher learning that offer respiratory care education are on the front lines of training the next generation of dedicated respiratory care professionals. Broad training on modern-day mechanical ventilator products is essential to ensuring a new RT graduate is prepared to enter the workforce.

More information about Draeger is available on the company’s website.